Arugula Basil Pesto

Arugula Basil Pesto

My loving daughter, Sophie is a huge fan of pesto.  When the basil is overflowing from our little herb garden and you can score some fabulous arugula at the Farmer’s market, I make this Arugula Basil Pesto just for her.   This particular pesto incorporates the...
Mache Salad with Goat Cheese and Pepitas

Mache Salad with Goat Cheese and Pepitas

I’ve got a nice rotation of “go to” salads for the summer that I can whip together without much thought, but last weekend I challenged myself to get out of my usual mindless routine.   I came up with this Mache Salad with Goat Cheese and Pepitas.  It...
Radicchio, Fennel and Olive Panzanella

Radicchio, Fennel and Olive Panzanella

Nothing beats a spring salad filled with meat, cheese, olives and homemade croutons made with lemon zest and olive oil.  This Bon Appetit test kitchen recipe for Radicchio, Fennel, and Olive Panzanella is easily a main course lunch or an indulgent dinner starter or...
Pan Roasted Baby Artichokes with Basil

Pan Roasted Baby Artichokes with Basil

Artichokes are most certainly my favorite vegetable right now.  And I made sure that my family was eating these wonderful Pan Roasted Baby Artichokes with Basil this past Easter Sunday. Roasted for a good while in a white wine broth, then browned and brined with...
Scrambled Eggs with Shitake Mushrooms

Scrambled Eggs with Shitake Mushrooms

I frequently find myself up earlier than I’d like to be on Sunday mornings — standing in the kitchen making breakfast.  Typically, I sip my coffee and hear various requests from my little bacon monsters while I try to make something simple like this easy...
Linguini with Capers and Parmesan

Linguini with Capers and Parmesan

You’ve gotta love those recipes that can be prepared in 15 minutes flat with ingredients from your pantry and the depths of your refrigerator, and yet can still feel like restaurant quality for adults AND satisfy children.  For me, that is this simple recipe for...
Pork and Poblano Stew

Pork and Poblano Stew

When the thermometer registers below zero fahrenheit, you can’t help but make a slow-cooker recipe like this Pork and Pablono Pepper Stew.  It’s not exactly Weight Watchers material, but when served with brown rice, it’s about the healthiest thing I...
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