dollar store celebration

I love the dollar store.  It’s the place where you can go to become a hero.  In your grandchildren’s eyes, anyway.  All for less than twenty dollars.  

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beef & chard meatballs

Super moist and tender.  Who knew we just had to add some sauteed greens to our meatballs.  Here’s the best part  …the kids won’t even know they’re eating some veggies with their spaghetti and meatballs.  

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cherry tomato confit

One more way to enjoy those abundant summer tomatoes.  Make these amazing roasted tomatoes part of your next antipasti tray.  Or toss them with some pasta.  Or use as a topping on grilled meat or fish.  We recently enjoyed this as a topping on sauteed broccoli rabe.  The possibilities are endless. 

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penne with shrimp & asparagus

Rich tomato sauce without the addition of cream.  How is that possible?  Eggs.  Can you believe it?  They are mixed in at the last minute to create a creamy textured tomato sauce.  Without a lick of cream.  Really.  

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toasted orzo with parmesan

Rich, nutty & flavorful.  Pair this up with grilled fish or chicken.  Or with roasted meat & vegetables.  In the time it takes to heat the grill and cook the rest of your meal, this delicious side is ready.  

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greened-up caprese salad

Summer candy.  Those mini heirloom tomatoes.  You know the ones  …Sun Golds, Cherokee Purples, Red Glories.  Even the good old red grape tomatoes are extra delicious right about now.  

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gluten-free artisan bread

Artisan bread.  The crusty artful loaves that you see displayed in the finest French bakeries.  Or in the bakery section of your local specialty food market.  

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