This week's Cookbook of the Week couldn't be more perfect for this time of year! Filled with fresh recipes you can whip up after a trip to the market plus year 'round favorites, it also includes tips for summertime fun, flea-market ideas and so much more.
Let's take a peek inside...
With chapters ranging from breakfast and snacks to mains, sides, salads and more, there's something here for any time of day!
Here's a recipe from our friend Wendy Lee Paffenroth - another one! - that's just a sample of the kinds of yummy summer recipes you'll find inside.
Market Veggie Triangles
2 to 3 cucumbers, chopped
8-oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
1/4 c. mayonnaise
1 T. lemon juice
1/8 t. hot pepper sauce
1/2 c. red pepper, chopped
1/4 c. onion, finely chopped
1/4 c. green olives with pimentos, finely chopped
1 T. fresh parsley, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
12 slices wheat or pumpernickel bread, crusts trimmed
Garnish: green olive or cucumber slices
Place cucumbers in a strainer for 15 to 20 minutes to allow liquid to drain. Combine remaining ingredients except bread and garnish in a bowl. Stir until well blended. Add drained cucumbers; stir again. Refrigerate, covered, for 2 to 3 hours. Slice bread into triangles. Spread with cucumber mixture. Garnish as desired. Makes 4 dozen.
This week's Cookbook of the Week not only features market-fresh family favorites, it also includes over 200 tips for everything from shopping for the best of the season and tending your own garden to whipping up little touches to make meals extra special.
You'll also find ideas like these for making something fun
from your flea-market finds! Click any image to view larger.
A wire basket once used for canning jars is easily
turned into a silverware caddy. Mason jars can be
filled with silverware, while a thermos of blooms
sits nicely in the middle.
Transform a vintage vent cover into a terrific
recipe sorter. Find a vent with a back flap that
can become a stand when it’s pulled out. Then,
with a little cleaning and a fresh coat of paint,
it’s ready to hold your favorite recipe cards.
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