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Zucchini, Zucchini, Zucchini!!!!

spaghetti zucchini

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!

zucchini spaghetti tomato sauce

The photo above is my current favorite recipe, Zucchini “Spaghetti” with Tomato Sauce.

Zucchini gratin

This is also a very delicious, healthy zucchini dish, Zucchini Gratin.

chicken succotash

My current favorite lunch recipe, Zucchini Succotash with Chicken & Pesto.

pasta with sausage and zucchini

Of course there has to be a pasta dish, Orrechiette with Zucchini & Sausage.

Grilled Shrimp with Grilled Tomato Cocktail Sauce

grilled shrimp cocktailThis 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

Roasted Grape Tomatoes

Roasted Tomatoes

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

Chicken Cacciatore

Chicken Cacciatore

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