Cold Brewed Iced Coffee at Home

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Coffee is one of the great loves of my life. Growing up, my dad drank it religiously. Black with sugar. One cup, two cups, three cups, alongside the Boston Globe. The few times I stole near-simmering sips with a devil-may-care attitude, I was left gargling a bitter, burnt acid.  Chock full o’Nuts will do that…

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Lighter Coconut Red Curry Shrimp

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Lighter Coconut Red Curry Shrimp 1 can (13.66 ounces) coconut milk 2 tablespoons Thai Kitchen® Red Curry Paste 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined 1/4 cup fresh Thai basil, chopped roughly (optional) 1 1/2 tablespoons fish sauce Directions: Simmer coconut milk in large skillet over medium heat. Stir in curry…

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Lighter Baked Chicken Parmesan

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Friends, If you’ve been missing the recipe portion of CanYouStayforDinner?, the only person I can blame it on is, you know who, my mother. Though I can’t quite put my finger on what it is exactly, I’m sure there’s some misstep she took as a parent that lead me to my Intermittent Recipe Posting Dysfunction…

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Tomorroats

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I am obsessed. This bowl of oatmeal is purely, simply, delightful. It’s thick, creamy, and almost doughy in texture. Prepare for your life to be altered *significantly. *an average amount. Now, let’s begin this conversation with the acknowledgement that I have been eating oats for breakfast for a few years now. I adore them as…

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Chewy Cherry Almond Granola Bars

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Chewy Cherry Almond Granola Bars 2 cups old-fashioned oats 1 cup chopped or sliced almonds 1 cup puffed brown rice cereal 1 cup dried cherries, chopped (or a mix of raisins and cherries) 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 3/4 cup honey 3 tablespoons light brown sugar 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon almond extract 1/2…

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Grilled Chicken in Sun Dried Tomato Basil Vinaigrette

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PrintGrilled Chicken in Sun Dried Tomato Basil Vinaigrette Yield: 6 ServingsCalories per serving: 193Fat per serving: 8g Ingredients4 sun-dried tomato halves (from a jar packed in oil) drained and press of oil 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 2 garlic cloves 2 tablespoons olive oil ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon freshly ground…

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Minted Orzo Salad with Chickpeas and Feta

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This easy orzo salad is one of my all-time favorite side dishes and it’s also one of my most-requested. It requires such minimal effort, but the results are seriously impressive. The mint and feta surprise you and make each bite interesting. You’ll love the way they pair with the bright lemon vinaigrette. Next time you want…

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Mediterranean Chicken and Artichoke Salad

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This is a favorite summertime salad. Bright, fresh, and light, the mix falls between a chicken and a pasta salad, only without the mayo or the pasta. Whenever I make it, I’m reminded how satisfying it is to eat a dish full of so many different tastes: garlic, feta, artichokes, and olives. It’s so easy…

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Easy Summertime Pineapple Sangria

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Last summer, my best Seattle friends threw me a paella party to celebrate my book deals. An incredible Spanish-style cookout. And of all the deliciousness, Barnaby’s sangria was my favorite part. Spanish tapas and brandied cherries followed closely behind. This is my inspired spin on his fruited, fizzy wine. I like to let it sit…

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Low Calorie Low Carb Spaghetti Alternative

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To start, this is not pasta and will not ever be pasta. It is lovely and light and beautifully summertime, but really- there’s no fooling ourselves in the delicious department. None of us will eat this thinking we’re at our Nana’s house being nurtured by meatballs and garlic bread. So here’s the reason why using…

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