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Chana Masala - This recipe has one bazillion ingredients, but it takes almost no time to make. This was great for serving a group because when we suddenly had six people for dinner instead of four, it was easy to just throw in a bunch of extra chickpeas.
Blueberry BBQ Salmon - I know it sounds weird, but it was not. I will be hard pressed to go with a different salmon recipe from here on out.
Basil Butter Garlic Bread - A fantastic way to use up a bazillion cups of basil leaves (which is the story of my summer). I used this bread.
Granola Cookies - I used the granola recipe from Perry's Plate (and left out the nuts in the granola - best granola I've ever made, if you're wondering), then used all wheat flour. Some of my favorite cookies of all time.
Broccoli Cheese Soup - I do not care for broccoli, but when it shows up in the CSA box, this is a recipe that makes me eat it straight from the pot.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars - I tend to go for the more unusual desserts, but this dessert convinced me that maybe I should stop doing that and just make ridiculous over-the-top desserts because it was so gratifying to go home with a completely empty plate and a bunch of compliments about how amazing these were.
Almond Joy Cookies - I used sliced almonds instead of slivered and cut down the amounts of almonds, coconut, and chocolate chips (about 2/3rds as much as she suggests). I also added 1 tsp of vanilla and used all wheat flour. They bake up better, too, if you refrigerate the dough for at least fifteen to thirty minutes (or they spread quite a bit). The cookie itself was amazing, not just the add-ins, which really impressed me.
Coconut Lemon Meltaways - My friend Meghan made these and I couldn't believe how good they were (and how they weren't loaded with sugar and butter).
Barefoot Contessa's Hummus - I am embarrassed to tell you how many batches of this I ate by myself in the last few months.
Chewy Cherry Almond Bars - I bought a really high-quality cherry jam and these were fabulous. Also, mega easy.
Black Beans and Rice - I pinned this recipe nearly a year ago and kept skipping it. One day when I was desperate for something easy for dinner, I threw it in the crockpot and voila! We loved it.
Apple Pie Muffins - Mine never look as pretty as the picture and it makes about 12 for me, rather than nine, but. . . .they are delicious.