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”

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”

Charred Eggplant Pasta

Charred Eggplant Pasta with Tomatoes & Goat Cheese

This unique charred eggplant pasta is smoky, slightly sweet, and has a subtle kick of heat. Fun ingredients like raisins and pecans add an interesting twist with lots of texture, while crumbled goat cheese adds a tangy richness as it melts into the saucy orecchiette. If you’re looking to try something new for your next summer dinner, this is it! Continue reading “Charred Eggplant Pasta with Tomatoes & Goat Cheese”

Weeknight Grilled Chicken Pasta Salad

Weeknight Grilled Chicken Pasta Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

An easy weeknight grilled chicken pasta salad to make these busy summer days a little bit better! It’s healthy, hearty, and full of classic flavors. We’ve got grilled red peppers & green onions, a zesty balsamic vinaigrette with lots of garlic and herbs, and plenty of parmesan cheese over top. You can serve it warm or cold, and it works great for leftovers…making it the perfect recipe to cook up and enjoy all week long! Continue reading “Weeknight Grilled Chicken Pasta Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette”

Tomato Confit Spaghetti. A really simple summer pasta recipe that highlights sweet tomatoes in a rich & savory way. Topped with lots of parmesan and basil!

Tomato Confit Spaghetti

My quintessential summer recipe: tomato confit spaghetti! Sweet cherry tomatoes slowly cooked in olive oil with shallots, garlic, and black pepper until soft and caramelized. Tossed with spaghetti and topped with parmesan cheese and basil, it doesn’t get simpler or more delicious than this! Continue reading “Tomato Confit Spaghetti”

Green Olive Linguine

Green Olive Linguine with Broccolini & Breadcrumbs

Sharing a bright green olive linguine today that is full of simple ingredients and so very delicious. It’s a light pasta dish that has loads of flavor from charred broccolini, briny olives, zippy lemon, scallions & garlic, fresh chives, and crispy whole grain breadcrumbs. It all comes together in just about 30 minutes and makes for a great weeknight pasta, but doubles as a simple dinner party menu item as well! Continue reading “Green Olive Linguine with Broccolini & Breadcrumbs”

Warm Farro Salad

Warm Farro Salad with Burrata & Hot Honey Vinaigrette

So very excited to be sharing this warm farro salad today! It’s full of roasted red peppers & green onions, arugula, crisp radishes, fresh chives, and a hot honey vinaigrette. Served warm and topped with creamy burrata cheese. It’s the most delicious combination of flavors and textures that will be on repeat in your kitchen for weeks to come! Continue reading “Warm Farro Salad with Burrata & Hot Honey Vinaigrette”

Caramelized Fennel Paccheri

Caramelized Fennel Paccheri with Sausage & Pistachios

A big bowl of caramelized fennel paccheri! Large, tube-shaped pasta tossed in a white wine butter sauce with italian sausage, onions & fennel, lots of garlic, wilted spinach, grated pecorino cheese, fresh herbs, and buttery pistachios over top! Easy enough to whip up on a weeknight, yet special enough to make for a dinner party…just add a big salad alongside! Continue reading “Caramelized Fennel Paccheri with Sausage & Pistachios”

Soba Noodle Salad with Salmon

Soba Noodle Salad with Salmon & Tahini Sauce

A cold soba noodle salad with salmon & tahini sauce for your next weeknight dinner! The noodles are combined with crunchy spring vegetables and pan-roasted mushrooms, then tossed in a really flavorful tahini sauce full of lime and toasted sesame seeds, and served with a simple piece of seared salmon. It’s a meal that comes together quickly, tastes crisp and refreshing, and packs in lots of healthy ingredients. Definitely a great one to make all season long! Continue reading “Soba Noodle Salad with Salmon & Tahini Sauce”