For me, there is nothing better than a summer meal that is loaded with fresh herbs. I wish I could convince the boys to agree with me, but they still don’t like the look of anything green in their food. Please do tell me that one day they’ll outgrow this.
This is a great dish to [...]
If you like feta cheese, black olives, and like a really hearty pasta salad, this recipe is for you. I like all of the ingredients that went into it, and I found the salad to be delicious. It has a lot of flavor – more than your typical pasta salad. For dinner the other night, [...]
Sometimes I make a soup and it immediately displaces all others as my favorite. This is one of them. It’s now at the top of my list. I knew from the ingredient list that it had great potential, but in this case the whole is definitely greater than the sum of its parts.
Instead of Italian [...]
This is my new, favorite macaroni and cheese recipe. I could eat this every day for a week without getting sick of it, and I almost have, considering I made a lot of it and the boys won’t touch it. It’s great fresh from the stove, and it’s great as a leftover as well. When [...]
This is a great side-dish to make on a weeknight. It’s quick and it’s tasty. I really enjoyed it when I made it the first night, and it was even terrific for lunch the next day. The consistency wasn’t perfect the next day, but I actually enjoyed the flavor a little more. I used the [...]
We had some friends over for dinner last month and I was looking for a quick but tasty side dish. I received Barefoot Contessa Foolproof by Ina Garten for Christmas from my parents, so I flipped through it and came across this recipe. It was perfect and truly foolproof. I have great luck with Ina [...]
Don’t let the name turn you off and don’t let the photo fool you. This is one of the best baked pasta dishes I have ever made, or eaten for that matter. It’s comfort food at its best and it has an incredible taste, like nothing I’ve had before. I’ve made this once a week [...]
My sister-in-law moved from Shelter Island to Chapel Hill, NC and we had a farewell dinner for her. I wanted to make something in advance that I could throw into the oven when we saw her because I didn’t want to miss any conversation by standing in the kitchen cooking. I usually make a lasagna [...]
As I’ve mentioned, zucchini is plentiful at our CSA this year and I’m always looking for new ways to cook it. This is a simple summer preparation that’s delicious served either cold or at room temperature. It’s both light and fresh. It’s a perfect picnic salad, if you picnic. Next time I make it, I [...]
Ok, I made a most elementary mistake again last night. I didn’t read the recipe in its entirety before I made it. I looked at the picture in the magazine, decided I was making a pasta salad, made sure I had all the ingredients, and off I went. It was only when I got to [...]