finished Peach & Tomato Salad on a plate

Peach & Tomato Salad with Rosemary Oil Vinaigrette

A beautiful peach & tomato salad to celebrate the end of summer! Full of peppery arugula, crispy torn croutons, creamy goat cheese, pickled fresno peppers, roasted pistachios, sweet dried currants, and a rosemary oil vinaigrette. It’s fresh and vibrant, with a little bit of warmth and lots of texture. It’s the perfect salad to add on to any September meal. Continue reading “Peach & Tomato Salad with Rosemary Oil Vinaigrette”

caprese grilled cheese sandwich cut in half

Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

These caprese grilled cheese sandwiches are a simple way to savor all the beautiful summer tomatoes. They’re made with Italian bread slathered in garlic butter, juicy heirlooms tomatoes, lots of mozzarella cheese, and fresh basil. A classic combination made even better by the crisp bread and gooey melted cheese. Continue reading “Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwiches”

finished plate of Shaved Zucchini Salad

Shaved Zucchini Salad with Spicy Almonds & Parmesan

A fresh & vibrant shaved zucchini salad to add on to any summer meal! The zucchini is tossed in a spicy almond dressing with lots of lemon and garlic, mixed with plenty of herbs, and plated up with salty shards of parmesan cheese over top. Continue reading “Shaved Zucchini Salad with Spicy Almonds & Parmesan”

finished Tortilla Chip Crusted Chicken on a plate

Tortilla Chip Crusted Chicken with Chipotle Sauce

Tortilla chip crusted chicken drizzled with a simple chipotle sauce and served with a crisp red pepper & avocado slaw. The chicken is crunchy on the outside, juicy on the inside, and flavored with a little smoky chipotle and sweet honey. Made even better with the zesty sauce. And the slaw is the perfect simple side to complete the meal! Continue reading “Tortilla Chip Crusted Chicken with Chipotle Sauce”

Brown Sugar Strawberry Shortcakes on a plate

Brown Sugar Strawberry Shortcakes

A classic summer dessert to make all season long: brown sugar strawberry shortcakes. Made special with the addition of rich brown sugar, a little lemon zest, vanilla & almond extracts, homemade strawberry jam and fresh macerated strawberries. There’s just nothing like ending a summer night on this sweet and simple note! Continue reading “Brown Sugar Strawberry Shortcakes”

finished pesto pasta on a plate

Pesto Pasta with Pine Nut Breadcrumbs

A big plate of creamy pesto pasta is exactly what the weekend needs. Bucatini tossed in a vibrant pesto sauce and topped with crispy pine nut breadcrumbs. Flavors of fresh basil, garlic, lemon, honey, and parmesan run throughout. It is absolutely delicious and makes for a tasty side dish to any spring or summer main. Continue reading “Pesto Pasta with Pine Nut Breadcrumbs”

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”

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”

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”

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”