Winter Minestrone with Spinach and Butternut Squash [RECIPE]

Winter Minestrone
When you’re in the mood for soup, try a big pot of Winter Minestrone with Spinach and Butternut Squash. (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

We love minestrone, but the canned stuff can be either too bland or far too salty. So why not make up a batch of your own? It’s far easier than you think, and the addition of pancetta and loads of veggies such as butternut squash and spinach make it a hearty soup that you’ll want to make again and again.

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Summer Melon Salad [RECIPE]

Summer Melon Salad is a subtly sweet and totally delicious. (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

When summertime melons are at the peak of freshness, they are quite delicious on their own. But sometimes we bring them together in this wonderful side dish that guests always seem to remember. Drizzled and tossed in a subtle citrus glaze, these warm weather treats suddenly go from yum to wow!

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Tartar Sauce [RECIPE]

Tartar Sauce
Make your own tartar sauce. It’s super easy! (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

Nearly every time we buy a jar of tartar sauce at the store, we wind up tossing it out because it expires before we can use it all. Now we just make it ourselves. It tastes better, is super fresh, and it makes the perfect amount for one dinner. Best of all, it is really easy to prepare. Serve it with fish, French fries, or even on top of your favorite burger.

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Chocolate-Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies [RECIPE]

Chocolate-Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies
Indulge your inner cookie monster without heating up the kitchen with these chocolate-peanut butter no-bake cookies. (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

Sometimes we just get a hankering for indulgent, chocolatey cookies. And because we are huge fans of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, pairing chocolate and peanut butter together in a cookie is just a no brainer. Yet when it is over 100 degrees outside, no one wants to turn on an oven. That doesn’t mean, however, that you need to turn to store-bought cookies. With these chocolate-peanut butter no-bake cookies, you can still whip up a batch of homemade cookie magic without even raising the temperature in your kitchen. You’re welcome!

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Herb Melon Salad [RECIPE]

Herb melon salad
Chill out with this delicious herb melon salad. (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

Earth is heating up pretty much everywhere, but especially here in Texas where we are no stranger to triple digit temperatures. On those super-hot days, we actively avoid cranking up the oven and prefer to look for refreshing, cool eats like this herb melon salad. Using farm fresh melons and herbs straight from our backyard, this is one of those dishes that only gets tastier the longer it sits in the fridge. If you plan to entertain, make it a day ahead for optimal flavor. It goes great with pretty much everything!

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