Tomato Tart

Okay, so you know how I said I don’t make pastry? Well, this time I did and I did not explode. It turns out pate brisée is a breeze! The only thing I did different was blend the flour, salt, and chilled butter in the food processor rather than trying to cut it in. Then I … Continue reading

Ratatouille Tart

I recently discovered I actually love puff pastry. I had made a recipe once before and had opted for the expensive, artisanal kind at my grocery store and it turned out incredibly greasy. Turns out most puff pastry is not greasy – just delicious. No now I buy the conventional brand – but do let … Continue reading

Tuna Melts

Yes, more Emeril. Sue me. This is a great weeknight meal that is pescatarian , uses up some of my lovely yellow CSA tomatoes, and is a breeze to put together. Here is the original – I’ve changed it up just a little. And have I mentioned – the combination of Emeril and Martha is … Continue reading

Easy as Pie Broccoli Cheddar Quiche

I did not make this quiche.  My husband, Sean, made this quiche.  He made it following instructions I gave him via text message.  If you ever want a testament to the fact that quiches can be incredibly easy to make, use the fact that my non-chef husband made a quiche via text instructions.  It’s nearly … Continue reading

Swiss Chard Quesadillas

I have to admit, I’m getting tired of Swiss chard.  This always happens toward the end of vegetable seasons.  After so many months of trying to figure out what to do with this green, I’m feeling a little tapped.  And on one particularly lazy day, I decided to forget even trying and just throw them … Continue reading

CSA Margherita Pizza

This is my favorite pizza to date. Incredibly fast, incredibly delicious. Steeping the garlic and basil in the olive oil makes it incredibly flavorful. It uses stuff I will have in my CSA box for much of the summer: cherry tomatoes, garlic, basil. Huge hit with the husband and kid. Win! 1-2 cups cherry tomatoes, … Continue reading