Mulligatawny Soup with Apple/ Mango Salsa. It calms the soul in times of stress.

Mulligatawny Soup with condiments
Mulligatawny Soup with condiments

And so my favorite season started on September 23.  Well, my favorite season after the Christmas season.  But fall makes me happy.  I love the beauty of the changing colors, clouds in the sky, fires in the fireplace and sweaters.  Here in the Sierras, we also look forward to the rain.

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“Meatballs are the ultimate cure-all for anything that ails you.” {Chile Verde Meatballs}

Meatballs with Chile Verde Sauce
Meatballs with Chile Verde Sauce
*The above quote is from The Meatball Shop Cookbook.
 

Yes!Chef! loves meatballs.  And he likes to make big, fat meatballs with lots of flavor, which usually means a high degree of fat.  We are not afraid of fat because, as Julia Child said, “Fat is flavor.”

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Please may we have S’more? With Bacon? (Indoor Gourmet S’mores)

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Can it possibly be Labor Day already? The last of summer.  The last hurrah.  No more beach picnics.  Kids are in school. Sigh.

But, even if you can’t have campfires (like here in the Sierras because of the drought) or it’s too cold to go to the beach, you can still make these Indoor Gourmet S’mores.

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The best summer salad ever! Watermelon and Heirloom Tomato Salad with Goat Cheese and Balsamic Vinaigrette

Watermelon and Heirloom Tomato Salad with Goat Cheese and Balsamic Dressing
Watermelon and Heirloom Tomato Salad with Goat Cheese and Balsamic Dressing

There are three things that say summer to me:  watermelon, fresh ripe tomatoes and sweet corn. The recipe today has all three items…except the corn.  So, I guess technically, it only has two of the best summer ingredients. But, that’s okay because you are going to love it so much that you won’t even miss the corn.

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