Basil and Sun Dried Tomato Biscuits

When my husband brought home to the CSA box this week, I pulled out the first basil of the season and buried my nose in it like it was a bouquet of lilacs or something.  It was divine.  Basil is back, and not a moment too soon.  I’m ready for summer vegetables to come rolling … 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

Meatball Soup

This is another one of my favorite Emeril recipes. It is wonderful on cold winter nights. The recipe is great as-is, but I’ve made it so many times I have changed  a few things, so I have included my version. I swapped a few ingredients, lightened up on the tomato paste, and took out all … Continue reading

Chicken, Red Grape, and Pesto Pizza

This is a super simple recipe from Cooking Light. I know, grocery store rotisserie chicken is not the most noble or slow food thing out there, but sometimes Mama needs a break. I did, however, use home made CSA pesto instead of store bought. It’s a basic pesto – basil, olive oil, garlic, pine nuts, … Continue reading

Green Curry with Baby Bok Choy

I’ve previously mentioned the fact that I’m intimidated by Indian cooking.  It is so incredibly complex, with flavor profiles that are so unique and historic, it just seems bigger than me.  But I’m trying to get over my fear, I’m trying to make a few dishes.  Last night was a foray into curry.  My Everyday … Continue reading

Compound Basil Butter

I’m beginning to think the basil will never end this year.  Don’t get me wrong, I love basil, but it’s hard to figure out how to use a massive bunch of the stuff very quickly lest it turn black and rot.  The most recent incarnation – compound butter with basil. Compound butter is so simple … Continue reading

Poor Man’s Pasta Ponza

I was really flying without a net tonight.  I started out trying to recreate Giada deLaurentis’s recipe for Pasta Ponza, but I didn’t have some of the ingredients and I didn’t want to put the time into some of the steps, so I improvised and came up with my own version of the dish that … Continue reading