Six Fresh Tomato Recipes To Make In August

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It’s almost August and that means that tomato season has officially arrived. Here are six recipes to try before the season (and dare I say summer) officially comes to an end. 1) This first recipe is a simple appetizer that mixes grilled corn with avocado and citrus which is then stuffed into plum or cherry […]

Strawberry Muffins

strawberry muffins Kate from Scratch

Right now, I’m supposed to be on vacation, but I made these muffins and couldn’t stop myself from grabbing a quick photo and sharing them with you before I go and do vacationy things.   Plus, they’re just too cute in their little red white and blue surroundings.  I couldn’t not post these with the […]

Egg Drop Soup

Egg Drop Soup

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 and make a fantastic […]

Simple Garden Tomato and Basil Pasta

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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. It’s a different […]

30 Minute Thin and Crispy Pizza

thin and crispy neopolitan pizza

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 […]

Chile and Chive Oil

chile and chive oil

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 and what I have […]

Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs

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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, hard-boiled eggs. Hard-boiled eggs aren’t exactly the most […]

Baked Spring Ratatouille

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  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 be.  If it’s nearly […]

Quick and Easy Spinoccoli Pasta

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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, […]

Spring Rolls

spring rolls

Somebody needs to make some rules for April Fools’ Day. Mom, wake up!  We’re super late!   …April Fools! Mom I just remembered my book report is due today!  …April Fools! Mom, Max scribbled all over my homework!  …April Fools! Mom, Max has a permanent marker!  …April Fools! Mom, I forgot my folder, can you run […]