Smoky Baba Ganoush

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My last recipe, farmers’ market gazpacho, was all about keeping your oven off in the heat of summer.  And here I am – coming up with a recipe that requires your oven to be on for at least an hour.  Insanity in August, I know.  But if you bear with me, you will have a smooth, creamy, and surprisingly light dip that goes well with fresh pita.  With only a few remaining weeks of summer produce, I suggest you take advantage of the bounty of eggplant.  Crank up the AC, pour a cold beer, and in only a little over an hour you will have a delicious eggplant dip!

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Sweet Corn Guacamole

Fresh sweet corn guacamole

fresh sweet corn guacamole

I don’t know about you, but we have been finding awesome corn so far this season. There has not been a bitter ear in sight. It has all been that juicy, sweet, worm-less perfection that I wait all summer for. Since it has been so great, I have been continually overestimating how much corn we can eat. The good news? Leftover corn is so versatile!

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Baked Kale & Artichoke Dip

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Last weekend Steve and I went to Revel in Atlantic City for our friend’s birthday.  Its been so long since I got all dressed up and went clubbing, and I was suffering from a pretty nasty cold.  But I rallied and pulled it together to celebrate our friend turning a quarter century.  His girlfriend got us a room at Revel, booked dinner reservations for 8 people, and had VIP bottle service set up at HQ Nightclub.  The night was fantastic, and I feel like we really rung in his birthday right.  That being said, I am still recovering one week later…

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