Tag Archive: tomato

Grilled Zucchini Caprese Salad


I’ve had a change of heart…. This summer, I am embracing salads. In the past, salads were just a way to get rid of the plethora of lettuce that fills our CSA box all summer long. And, I’ve never been a fan of lettuce. This year, though, I have realized that salads don’t have to…

Surprise Baby Shower for Megan (Creamy Chicken Enchiladas)


I have a tiny confession to make today… I used to be a baby shower hater. Sure, if one of my friends was having a baby, I would go to the shower, but it was not exciting to me. I would stress over what gift to buy because all things baby were a mystery to…

Sausage Ragù


Perhaps this blog post should be titled “The Best Sauce Ever”…  However, that’s a fairly subjective claim to make.  If you ask my husband, though, he’ll tell you this is not only the best sauce ever, but that it is the best thing I have ever made. So, while this rich meat sauce is certainly…

Friday Favorites – Surprise Baby Shower


I’ve been taking a bit of a break from my Friday Favorites lately… My regular Friday Favorites will return later this fall (post-baby!). But, lately I just haven’t had the time and energy to get through my RSS reader each week. I suppose being close to 9 months pregnant is a good excuse, but I…

Slow Cooker Tortellini Soup


In the last week or two, I’ve been taking advantage of my slow cooker quite a bit. The cooler weather has been a welcome change.  Suddenly soups and other slow cooked meals are sounding much more appealing to me. It also helps that a little bit of effort in the morning (when I actually have some…

Kitchen Bootcamp Roundup – Salads


This month, I picked a seasonal topic for my Kitchen Bootcamp challenge… Salads! This is the time of year where I generally get more lettuce than I know what to do with from my CSA, so I was happy for some salad inspiration!

Deep Dish Zucchini and Tomato Pizza


Last week, our CSA box had one tomato in it – the first tomato of the season.  Tomatoes have come a bit early this year (along with many other things) due to the unusually warm spring that we had.  But, i’m not complaining. Each year I wait for the first local tomatoes. You can’t beat the vine-ripened…

Friday Favorites – Episode 120


For the first week in quite a while, I spent quite a bit of time in the kitchen this week.  It was a nice change, and I enjoyed having some time to be elbow deep in bread flour and butter.  I’m sure by the time next week rolls around, I’ll be busy again… But, for…

Italian Sausage and Egg Bake


I have mixed feelings about the time after New Years… I always feel a bit of sadness taking down the Christmas decorations.  Once the tree comes down, there’s no denying that the holiday season is over.  But, at the same time, I enjoy the quietness of the winter months that follow the holidays. I look forward…

Baked Ziti Casserole


When it comes to dinner parties around the holidays, I am all for thinking outside the box. Turkey, ham, and roast beef are fantastic, but sometimes I think it’s fun to do something a bit more casual and cozy, especially for a small gathering of friends or family! Casseroles are a great way to keep…