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Apple Cheddar Melt

A restaurant in my town serves this wonderful open-face sandwich and every time I order it, I realize that I’ve forgotten how much I love it. It is delightful anytime, but it would be a perfect fall lunch with fresh-picked apples. Since I couldn’t wait until fall, I’m enjoying it for lunch today.

Mediterranean Salad

I made this salad for the first time today, making it up as I went along. A friend told me about making a dressing with oil, garlic, Parmesan cheese, lemon juice, salt and pepper. We love garlic so I used over half of a bulb in my dressing, but feel free to adjust how many cloves you used based on your preference. By rinsing the lentils with cold water, it’s easy to prepare this salad a half hour before serving, but if you prefer it to be really cold you could make it several hours ahead and chill before serving. Not only is it healthy (although not low fat), it was delicious.

Primavera Pasta Pie

This easy and colorful dish is a hit every time I make it. Since my teenager is choosing to eat a vegetarian diet right now, I’ve been using more vegetarian dishes in our personal menus. Since the whole family is not eating vegetarian, I try to accommodate my daughter without forcing the rest of the family to adopt a vegetarian diet.

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