a bowl of pesto pasta salad with grilled chicken & asparagus

Pesto Pasta Salad with Grilled Chicken & Asparagus

A vibrant pesto pasta salad recipe for the summer season! Cavatappi pasta tossed with grilled chicken, slightly charred asparagus & green onions, fresh mozzarella, castelvetrano olives, and a basil pesto dressing. It’s a fresh, seasonal recipe that works great for all of your summertime cookouts. Continue reading “Pesto Pasta Salad with Grilled Chicken & Asparagus”

a plate of pappardelle pasta tossed in a creamy mushroom sauce

Creamy Mushroom Pappardelle

This creamy mushroom pappardelle is a winter dream. Thick strands of pappardelle pasta coated in the most luxurious creamy mushroom sauce. It’s flavored with aromatics, sherry wine, herbs, and parmesan cheese. A little lemon juice adds a bright finishing touch. You’ll love this pasta for your next winter dinner party, but it’s also simple enough for any night of the week. Continue reading “Creamy Mushroom Pappardelle”

French Onion Toast

French Onion Toast

French onion toast: thick slices of bread topped with caramelized onions & gruyère cheese, then broiled until the toast is golden and the cheese melted. The onions are cooked with all of the rich, classic flavors of french onion soup – sherry wine, beef stock, fresh thyme, a bay leaf, and black pepper. It’s simply the most delicious appetizer for your holiday table.

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Balsamic Roasted Figs with Burrata & Prosciutto

A seasonal dish of balsamic roasted figs with burrata & prosciutto. This appetizer hits all of the right notes – sweet, spicy, savory. Ripe figs are roasted with balsamic vinegar, calabrian chilis, and honey until caramelized, then served over creamy burrata cheese with delicate slices of prosciutto and toasted pecans. Serve it with toasted bread to start a meal on a very tasty note! Continue reading “Balsamic Roasted Figs with Burrata & Prosciutto”

a plate of roasted apple farro salad

Roasted Apple Farro Salad with Maple Mustard Vinaigrette

This roasted apple farro salad solves the question of what side dish to make on a weeknight in the fall. It’s a simple grain salad with roasted apples & fennel, bulked up with arugula, and tossed in the most sensational maple mustard vinaigrette. Olive oil toasted pecans and aged gouda cheese are the two special touches that make this salad worth repeating all season long. Continue reading “Roasted Apple Farro Salad with Maple Mustard Vinaigrette”

a slice of a Plum Galette topped with whipped mascarpone and fresh thyme

Plum Galette with Whipped Mascarpone & Thyme

This plum galette is the most beautiful dessert to make with the abundance of seasonal plums. Think of it as a rustic pie that you can get on the table with a little less effort! The crust is golden and flaky, while the filling is sweet and simple. Top it with whipped mascarpone and fresh thyme for a special touch. Continue reading “Plum Galette with Whipped Mascarpone & Thyme”