Panzanella is a classic summer salad that requires little effort and zero cooking. It’s easy, delicious and can be served as a complete meal, especially on an exceptionally heat-ridden day as we have here, today.
This particular version has a twist, though. Since we’re about a week or two shy [...]
Egg drop soup only requires about five ingredients and ten minutes of time, which makes it one of the easiest things to make. It’s filling, nutritious, light, healthy and easy. I am a big fan of all of those things.
Granted, you can be your naturally fancy self all you’d like [...]
If you’re a bit further south than we are, I’m sure you’ll be overrun with tomatoes and zucchini soon if not already. We’re still greeted by occasional sixty degree days and even cooler nights, so while my tomatoes were scavenged at the farmer’s market, my little diva of a basil plant happily provided.
A thin and crispy Neapolitan pizza made in only thirty minutes? I had always believed that was preposterous before I discovered a special little secret known as “pizza crust yeast”. For a fast fix, this turned out beautifully and in only a matter of minutes. I topped it with freshly plucked basil from my herb [...]
I use flavored oils in everything when I have them on hand. I find myself rarely digging through the spice cabinet and instead reaching for my trusty flavored oil of the moment, whatever that might be.
It varies almost every time I make it, depending on what I want to use [...]
Happy Easter (almost) weekend everyone! If you’re like me, you haven’t done anything whatsoever for Easter yet. I will have about fifteen people here on Sunday to celebrate not only Easter, but also our son’s fourth birthday! So, let’s get started with the most obvious Easter staple, [...]
Why should summer have all the fun? There are many perfectly wonderful vegetables in spring that can be combined to make a beautiful rendition of ratatouille. This is one of those dishes where you go to the farmers’ market and you just look around to see what your ingredients will [...]
This is one of the most delicious vegetarian pasta dishes that I’ve ever eaten and that is saying a lot considering that all variations of pasta are a staple in our weeknight dinner rotation. This even rivals one of my all-time favorites, pasta peperonata, which I never thought possible. Spinoccoli is just spinach and broccoli, [...]
We have had so many snow days this year that today is both the first and last day of our supposed “spring break”. And, after a beautifully sunny near-sixty-degree weekend, this morning it was a lowly 26 degrees. I went from biking sixty miles and cleaning out my closet with [...]
We’re getting another ten inches of snow this weekend, however, it is technically almost spring. And if you have even the slightest bit of luck, you might start to feel the weather warm up in the next couple of weeks (or months. But I’m optimistic, so just roll with it).