Well, I haven’t posted since July. It also turns out my last post was for a watermelon margarita. Continue reading 21 Day Fix Pasta with Chicken & Zucchini
This is a quick lasagna that you can get in the oven in less than 30 minutes. Continue reading Lasagna
I’m sad to say that Tomato season here in NH is winding down. I know I only have probably 10 days left of those delicious tomatoes before the farm runs out and the only option for tomatoes are the sad & pathetic pinkish/red things they sell at the grocery store that they call tomatoes. Continue reading Tomato Risotto
There is nothing like a ripe warm summer tomato in New England. They are delicious just on their own with a little salt but I do also love to make the classic Italian Caprese Salad. You know how you hear everyone talking about “Farm to Table” and “only the freshest ingredients” etc. Continue reading Caprese Salad
I love this time of year when the Farm stands are brimming with wonderful fresh vegetables. One of my favorites to grab is zucchini. It’s cheap, it’s good and there are so many ways to prepare it. If you are like a lot of people you may have a “go to” recipe for it and that’s about it. This post has my favorite zucchini recipes all in one place, so you can get a little crazy and try something new!
The photo above is my current favorite recipe, Zucchini “Spaghetti” with Tomato Sauce.
This is also a very delicious, healthy zucchini dish, Zucchini Gratin.
My current favorite lunch recipe, Zucchini Succotash with Chicken & Pesto.
Of course there has to be a pasta dish, Orrechiette with Zucchini & Sausage.
This is one of my favorite summer go to recipes, from my all-time favorite Summer grilling cookbook, Boy Meets Grill. Have you ever fallen in love with a cookbook so much that the pages are all dirty, the binding breaks and you have sticky notes on every other page of all the recipes you just have to try? Well, this is that cookbook for me, no lie see below! Continue reading Grilled Shrimp with Grilled Tomato Cocktail Sauce
I <3 this salad! Corn, tomatoes, blue cheese, bacon? Hello! It’s a great side dish for the summer grilling season. Sometimes I like to add avocado too. Super quick and easy, this ia a must make! Continue reading Tomato Corn Salad
One of my favorite side dishes and also one of my favorite ways to eat tomatoes during the winter when I am missing my favorite fresh tomatoes from Wilson’s farm. They get a little sweeter when you roast them and they are the perfect side for Roasted Chicken or Roast Beef.
You could also make it a quick pasta sauce. If doing that, add 2 extra Tbsp olive oil to the pan to create the sauce. Cook the pasta until al dente, drain but reserve one cup of the pasta water. Put the pasta back in the pan, add the tomatoes and 1/2 cup of pasta water. Add more pasta water if needed. Sprinkle some chopped basil and you have a great pasta dish! Continue reading Roasted Grape Tomatoes
I love just about anything braised in my dutch oven. Especially on a cold winter night, it’s just so comforting. I’ve always loved Chicken Cacciatore. Braising the chicken makes it super moist, fall off the bone. Most recipes call for peppers but I don’t use that in this one, I prefer chicken cacciatore without the peppers. This recipe is very forgiving. For the chicken you can use a cut up whole chicken, or just split breast, or just thighs, whatever you have on hand or whatever your favorite. You could make this with boneless chicken but the bones add a richness to the sauce that will be missing.
If I am serving this on pasta, I like to shred the chicken (I have spoiled my family!) but you can serve the chicken by itself with pasta on the side (or just skip the pasta if it’s January and you are trying to lose a few pounds! boo) Continue reading Chicken Cacciatore