Garlic scape pesto
Garlic scapes are the flower stalks produced by hardneck varieties in spring. When the scapes are newly budded, they provide a delightfully subtle garlic flavor and tender crunchiness when used in pesto, pastas, omelets, salads and soups. -- Abby MandelThis recipe by Abby Mandel originally appeared in The Chicago Tribune.
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Grilled Romaine
Charred, barely wilted romaine hearts are this year’s trendiest summer side dish.This recipe is courtesy of Dessert Now Dinner Later.
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Tagliatelle with Citrus Sauce
Tagliatelle is a type of flat pasta, similar but thinner than fettuccine. Citrus brightens up a rich cream sauce for a simple, hearty meal. Recipe courtesy of Chef Alessandro Gargani.
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Eggplant and Ricotta Croquettes
Stuffed with eggplant, ricotta, and lots of herbs, croquettes hit the deep-fried spot. Blitz stale bread in the food processor to make your own breadcrumbs. Recipe courtesy of Chef Alessandro Gargani.
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Spring Spaghetti With Green Garlic
Allow the flavors of the early-harvested green garlic to show off in this simple pasta dish.This recipe is courtesy of Fine Cooking.
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Couscous
"Chewy Italian couscous, also called freula, is a Sardinian-style toasted semolina pasta. It comes in small, medium, and large grains and is available at specialty food stores. Any small pasta, such as ditalini, orzo, or acini de pepe, makes a good alternative to medium-grain freula."This recipe is courtesy of Food & Wine.
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spaghetti squash
Instead of cutting the squash first, the squash gets roasted whole. Then, you'll cut into it after it’s done cooking. This makes spaghetti squash super easy to prepare. Top your squash with tomato sauce and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese for some Italian flair. 
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This cheesy eggplant melt created by chef Marvin Woods for National Dairy Council has New Orleans flavor thanks to the bell peppers and onions. And, since cheese has minimal amounts of lactose, even those who are lactose intolerant can enjoy this dish in moderation.Click here to see more of our best eggplant dishes. 
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Porcini Risotto
A little bit of patience and a lot of stirring is all that’s required to make this risotto incredibly rich, creamy, and tasty.                             This recipe is courtesy of Port and Fin.
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grilled scalloped potatoes
This recipe combines the best of both worlds to bring two of America's favorite comfort food dishes, grilled cheese and scalloped potatoes, together for the ultimate gooey cheesy side dish.
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simple Alfredo sauce
This sauce is creamy, lovely, and only has one ingredient. Yes you heard that right! One ingredient. 
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Creamy Spinach Bake
Eat your greens in the most indulgent way with this golden-topped, baked creamed spinach.This recipe is courtesy of The Kitchn.
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