Nectarine Salsa

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Today the chance for rain in Phoenix went from 30 percent to 20 percent…

My “Gigi” (my husband’s grandma) said it best: “It never rains at 20 percent”. Sadly, I know she’s right.

It was slightly overcast yesterday for an hour or two and I thought…. YES!! The rain is going to come! My hopes were shattered today when that percentage changed. I’ve started sucking on ice cubes to keep myself cool. I don’t mind the heat for the first few weeks but then it starts to make me tired and more easily irritated… by August I’m so ready for the heat to be over I can hardly stand it.

Besides ice cubes, the foods that sound best right now are those that are cool and refreshing… like chilled Pico di Gallo!

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Lighten Up!

After that rich, indulgent fried cheese sandwich, I thought it was time for something a bit on the lighter side…

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A simple salad made with romaine, sliced fresh strawberries, cubed mozzarella, and fresh basil!

Add some grilled chicken and you’ve got yourself a main dish salad!

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In a Jam

It’s been a long week and you have neither the time nor the energy to make a fabulous, healthy side to that frozen pizza you whipped out of the oven…

Oh wait, I’m sorry, that was me. Is that a sacrilege?… Frozen pizza I mean. Bad? No?

Well, in any case, we have it from time to time at our house.

I love to have a good salad with my pizza and this one is great as a quick side for you and your family ANYtime…

When I made it this time around it was for our Mother’s Day get-together with my husband’s family. It’s simple and delicious.

You can add toppings to it if you like or just leave it as is!

Here is everything you need:

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Olive oil, balsamic vinegar, strawberry jam, strawberries, and greens. JUST FIVE INGREDIENTS!!

(Okay, seven ingredients with salt and pepper)

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A is for Apple, Brie & Ham Sandwiches

I had to start with the final shot!

A super-yummy lunch (or dinner)…

Okay, so you go to buy ingredients for the Turkey, Apple & Brie burgers with Arugula…

(Click here if you haven’t read that post yet!)

Why not buy some sliced ham and an extra apple and make these sandwiches for lunch the day of, or the day after, you make your burgers? And, BONUS… use the ham for a DELICIOUS panini dinner another night of the same week! (I will be posting this recipe soon!) I love being able to use the same ingredients for several different recipes if possible, so I tried to pick some recipes with the same ingredients for your sake and mine! 🙂

Let’s dive into making these sandwiches!

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