Roast Vegetable And Goat Cheese Bread

I’m totally on a bread baking kick right now.  I’ve been teaching my 3 year old how to bake bread and it’s such a fun thing to do together.  She gets to add all the ingredients, punch down the dough, and I even let her cut slits into the top of last loaves.  Perhaps I … Continue reading

Frittata Margherita

I love summer vegetables.  I love basil and tomatoes and dinners that take only 15 minutes from walking in the door to sitting at the table.  The frittata is the perfect vehicle for a fast dinner.  It’s easy, flexible, and you usually have all you need in the larder to complete the meal. Frittata Margherita … Continue reading

Arugula and Eggs on a Raft

Arugula.  Ugh.  I cringe every time I pull it out of the box.  I’m just not a fan.  I went into this meal completely uninspired.  I stumbled across a recipe for open faced arugula sandwiches somewhere on the internet, but only looked at the picture, not even reading the recipe because I was cringing at … Continue reading

Caprese Salad

Sometimes you just don’t need to mess with the classics.  Basil season, tomato season, Caprese.  Fresh mozzarella layered with fresh tomatoes that have never seen the inside of a refrigerator*, sprinkle on basil leaves and drizzle with olive oil, salt, and pepper.  Pile on some proscuitto if you’ve got it, and you have the recipe … Continue reading

Stuffed Tomatoes

Recently our CSA offered the opportunity to buy tomatoes in bulk.  A coworker and I decided to split a 20 lb box.  So for a week there was a constant stream of tomato dishes on the table and tomato sauces in the slow cooker.  It was good times!  One of the dishes was a take … 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

Fettuccine with Herbs and Goat Cheese

Please forgive the photo.  This recipe was somewhat accidental, and as such, the only photo I snapped was of my daughter’s plate as she started in on her second helping.  It’s a very simple recipe that resulted from throwing a bunch of odds and ends into a pot and then basking in the delicious result.  … 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