Take-out Tuesday, Summer Vegetable Pasta Salad

  This salad makes a satisfying summer meal, and you can load it up with summer veggies     Start by roasting corn in the oven and after 20 minutes add bacon and broccoli   While everything is roasting, cook the pasta al dente and toss with basil pesto I like to use spirals because … Continue reading

Party Panache, Super Star Shortcuts

We do a lot of cooking and entertaining, but I must confess, to make this happen, I have learned the art of the short cut… Today I’m sharing some recipes we had during our Friends & Family Weekend  that made things very effortless Pesto Parmesan Biscuit Bites     Canned biscuits, cut into pieces, and … Continue reading

Recipe Box, 2016, a Year in Pizza

Everyone has been doing 2016 round ups and best “ofs,” which I love-it’s fun to see the year in review… I thought I’d do something a little different and look back over 2016 in pizzas!   Pizza is my favorite thing to make, it’s a one dish meal, can be loaded with vegetables, and when … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Prosciutto & Pesto Puff Pastry Tree

How about a last minute Wow recipe…     A prosciutto and pesto filled puff pastry Christmas tree!     There was a gingerbread house decorating party on a recent cold Saturday afternoon at the North Pole, and we needed something warm and wonderful to nosh on     I remembered that I had a … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Eggplant Parmigiana, Sausage & Pesto Pizza

  I’ve had the idea for this pizza rolling around in my head for a while     Italian marinara sauce, thick with sausage, freshly baked eggplant parmigiana slices, and fresh mozzarella a top a basil Parmesan crust  😋     Seriously good!     Incredibly easy…     Peel and slice eggplant, salt and … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Tomatoes & Chicken Pesto Mac & Cheese

I know we are all shedding a tear as the end of summer tomatoes looms on the horizon 😢   But! Here are some ways to enjoy summer tomatoes all year- You can paint Tomatoes easily with the Waterlogue App     Pastel pencil on paper     Stacked Tomato Salad     Watercolor  tomatoes … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Basil Pesto Naan with Caramelized Shallot & Pine Nuts

On this Flag Day 2016, it is more important than ever to stay strong America, and be proud   Prayers to Orlando and all those affected in the latest tragedy to befall our nation…     🇺🇸 🇺🇸 🇺🇸 ………….. Okay, if you ever make one of my recipes, make sure it’s this one   … Continue reading

Recipe Box, The Marinara Sauce Mystery, and Stuffed Marinara Meatball Subs with Basil Pesto

me: “I’m going out  with the girls tonight…  💅  💄  💃  🍷  There’s leftover meatballs and marinara in the fridge you can heat up for  dinner” him: “Okay, how do I fix it?” me: “Just put it in a sauce pan and heat it up as you would soup, and toast the bread” him: “Okay, … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Zucchini Noodles with Pesto, Pistachio and Pine Nuts

Zucchini is one of my favorite vegetables and this just might be my favorite way to prepare it A spiral vegetable slicer makes quick work of making “zoodles,” you know zucchini noodles You might want to cut some of the long ones 🙂 Put them on a cooking oil sprayed, foil lined baking sheet Halve … Continue reading

Gifts from the Kitchen, Tomato Basil Butter

This flavorful butter will brighten up your summer!  Make up a batch to take to the next BBQ or picnic, your host will love having some to stash away! Roast some tomatoes with some olive oil and salt & pepper It’s a beautiful thing! Slide all this yumminess into a dish of softened butter Add … Continue reading

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