Fresh Strawberry Mini-Pies |

Individual Fresh Strawberry Pies

Red, ripe, sweet strawberries are finally in season here and these fresh strawberry pies are one of my favorite ways to enjoy them. The berries get lightly sweetened by a glaze also made with fresh strawberries. Then they are piled high in a flaky, buttery crust and topped with some sweetened whipped cream. These strawberry pies are definitely …
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Pomegranate, Israeli Couscous, Kale Salad |

Pomegranate, Israeli Couscous, Carrot and Kale Salad with Honey-Lime Vinaigrette

When it comes to salads, does it get much prettier than a salad with ruby red pomegranate seeds in it? They instantly add gorgeous color and bright pops of juicy flavor to any salad. And they work especially well in this kale salad, adding the right amount of sweet-tart flavor. Add in some carrot ribbons for a little bit of crunch, some Israeli …
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Pork Ragu with Polenta |

Pork Ragu with Easy Microwave Polenta

Yes, you read that right. Polenta - from the microwave. It's one of the best cooking tricks I have ever discovered. I love polenta but haven't always had great luck making it. The consistency was never quite right - it would get too thick too soon before the polenta was fully cooked through. This recipe changed my luck - this polenta is soft and …
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