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Tomato Basil Risotto

Tomato Basil Risotto

Nothing is more comforting or more delicious than this tomato basil risotto. Sweet cherry tomatoes are cooked down with olive oil, onions, garlic, and crushed red pepper, then blended until smooth with lots of fresh basil. This rich, vibrant mixture is used to cook the rice. White wine, butter, and lots of parmesan cheese are added in as well. The result is a risotto with intoxicating tomato flavor and a creamy, silky-smooth texture. Continue reading “Tomato Basil Risotto”

Skirt Steak Tacos with Charred Tomato Salsa

Skirt Steak Tacos with Charred Tomato Salsa

Sharing these simple skirt steak tacos with charred tomato salsa & avocado crema to celebrate the final couple days of summer! I’d say these are quintessential tacos, with everything you need and nothing you don’t. The salsa is fresh and smoky, the creamy avocado is full of bright flavor, the steak is juicy and tender, and the queso fresco finishes things off with a salty bite. Full of classic flavors and really easy to whip up…these are the most delicious weeknight tacos! Continue reading “Skirt Steak Tacos with Charred Tomato Salsa”

Tomatoes & Burrata with Crispy Shallot Vinaigrette

Tomatoes & Burrata with Crispy Shallot Vinaigrette

The simplest dish to savor the end of summer: tomatoes & burrata with crispy shallot vinaigrette. Beautiful heirloom tomatoes, creamy burrata cheese, crispy shallots & garlic, a really flavorful vinaigrette, and lots of fresh herbs. Serve it with toasted bread alongside for the most show-stopping appetizer or side dish. It’s a unique take on a simple tomato salad that you can serve with just about any summer meal! Continue reading “Tomatoes & Burrata with Crispy Shallot Vinaigrette”

Sour Cream French Toast

Sour Cream French Toast with Brown Sugar Peaches

The most delightful weekend kind of breakfast: sour cream french toast with brown sugar peaches. Thick slices of brioche bread dipped into a rich vanilla egg mixture, cooked in hot butter until golden brown, and then baked until cooked through. The toast is topped with intoxicating caramelized brown sugar peaches (plus all of that peach-infused syrup) and a simple sour cream topping. Tangy, sweet, buttery, indulgent…this is one of those very special recipes that is worth every single bite. Continue reading “Sour Cream French Toast with Brown Sugar Peaches”

Grilled Zucchini with Ricotta

Grilled Zucchini with Ricotta & Caper Vinaigrette

An easy summer side dish that’s bursting with flavor: grilled zucchini with ricotta & caper vinaigrette. Sliced zucchini grilled until slightly charred and tender, topped with creamy ricotta cheese, a tangy caper-walnut vinaigrette, and lots of fresh basil. It’s absolutely irresistible, so simple to make, and would be such a tasty addition to any summer cookout! Continue reading “Grilled Zucchini with Ricotta & Caper Vinaigrette”

Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Chocolate Zucchini Bread with Oat Streusel

Sharing this chocolate zucchini bread with a sweet & crumbly oat streusel topping to get you in the baking mood! It’s decadent, delicious, and the perfect way to use up the end of summer zucchini. Hints of cinnamon, rich vanilla, and indulgent melted chocolate run throughout this incredibly tender, moist bread. Serve it for breakfast, as a snack, or a post-dinner treat! Continue reading “Chocolate Zucchini Bread with Oat Streusel”

Marinated Stone Fruit Caprese Salad

Marinated Stone Fruit Caprese Salad

There’s nothing like a sweet & savory marinated stone fruit caprese salad to celebrate summer! The fruit is tossed with red wine vinegar, honey, olive oil, and plenty of herbs. After a quick marinade, it’s all spooned over creamy buffalo mozzarella cheese. It’s the quickest “no recipe” kind of recipe to throw together if you need a last minute appetizer or side dish. You can serve it with toasted bread or just eat it as is! Continue reading “Marinated Stone Fruit Caprese Salad”

Grilled Pepper Potato Salad

Grilled Pepper Potato Salad with Creamy Mustard Dressing

A fun twist on the classic summer side dish: grilled pepper potato salad with creamy mustard dressing. Full of sweet & spicy peppers, crispy potatoes, hard-boiled eggs, green onions & radishes, and lots of fresh herbs. If you need a side dish for any end of summer cookouts…this is it!

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Creamy Lemon Ricotta Gnocchi

Creamy Lemon Ricotta Gnocchi with Pistachio Pesto

Sharing this creamy lemon ricotta gnocchi today to start the week off on the most delicious note. Soft, pillowy ricotta gnocchi tossed in a silky-smooth lemon mascarpone sauce and topped with a vibrant pistachio pesto. It’s a really special, indulgent dish that is actually quite simple to pull together. Serve it with a protein and salad alongside for a complete summer meal! Continue reading “Creamy Lemon Ricotta Gnocchi with Pistachio Pesto”