Vegetables

Recipe: Creamy Ricotta Corn and Tomato Baked Ziti — Quick and Easy Vegetarian Dinners

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Are you ready for the freshest casserole you'll eat this summer? While a traditional baked ziti will always have a place in our hearts, especially in the winter months, summer is a time to celebrate the bounty of produce at our fingertips. This casserole combines sweet corn kernels, diced tomatoes, and a no-cook ricotta cheese sauce in one easy pasta bake. With a sprinkle of fresh basil on top, it's a casserole you can enjoy on the patio with a glass of cold, crisp wine.

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Recipe: Spicy Ground Pork & Zucchini Stir-Fry — Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinners

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This spicy, satisfying pork and zucchini stir-fry, rich with ginger and garlic, is the ultimate solution when you don't know what to cook midweek. Toss everything together in one skillet or wok and it comes together in next to no time. Pile the good stuff on top of rice in a bowl and enjoy the comforting, well-balanced dinner in front of you. Go ahead and take that bowl to the couch if you'd like, along with a glass of wine, if you're in need of serious respite after a long day — it will most definitely help nudge you along toward the weekend.

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Recipe: Tangy Carrot Slaw — Quick and Easy Weeknight Sides

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This carrot slaw is sweet and tangy, due to a slew of Dijon mustard in the dressing, and bright and fragrant, thanks to a heap of sliced scallions. It's a salad that hits all corners of your taste buds. It makes a light, flavorful lunch on its own but also begs to be paired with a simple roast chicken for dinner. Need a potluck side? This slaw is also begging to be just that, seeing as it's something that only gets better as it sits in the bowl.

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Recipe: Skillet Eggplant Parm — Quick and Easy Vegetarian Dinners

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Here is how you do eggplant Parmesan on a weeknight. This twist on the classic is just as comforting as the original, without any of the fuss. There's no frying involved and the whole dish comes together in just one skillet, meaning less mess and less cleanup — both of which are always a win. You still get those crispy, crunchy breadcrumb bits, lots of sweet, garlicky tomato sauce, and all that gooey, melty cheese. Served alongside pasta or simply with a good amount of garlic bread, this Italian-American favorite has never looked better.

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This 5-Minute Parmesan Zucchini Is the Easy Side Dish You Need — Delicious Links

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It's time for your daily reminder to use up all that zucchini you harvested from your garden or bought at the farmers market! This five-minute side dish is just the ticket. It'll go with whatever main dish you're making, and just might steal the show come dinnertime.

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Recipe: Jersey Salad — Salad Recipes

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Seattle isn't known as a pizza town. But Delancey, the Seattle pizza mecca owned by Brandon Pettit and Molly Wizenberg (of Orangette fame), is simultaneously a regular neighborhood pizza joint and a top destination for the world's fooderati. Go for the thin-crust pies wood-fired to a bubbly crisp, but don't forget the rest of the menu. A seasonal rotation of salads (including their Jersey Salad, created to pay homage to Brandon's New Jersey childhood memories) are a can't-miss.

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