Cheese Tortellini & Asparagus in Brown Butter Sauce

Cheese Tortellini & Asparagus in Brown Butter Sauce

Cheese Tortellini & Asparagus in Brown Butter Sauce is super simple, super fast and super delish! It also has just a bit of a sophisticated air about it, which means it’s perfect fast meal for a family dinner or great if a friend or two drops by. “Would you like to stay for dinner?” “Umm, yes!”

Cheese Tortellini & Asparagus in Brown Butter Sauce

Cheese Tortellini & Asparagus in Brown Butter Sauce

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Easy Refrigerator Pickled Asparagus

Easy Refrigerator Pickled Asparagus

Pickling vegetables, almost any vegetable, is a simple process, and Asparagus is no exception. A jar or two for the fridge can be made in literally minutes, no “canning” or “processing” required. If you can boil water, you can make these fantastic jars of Easy Refrigerator Pickled Asparagus. It’s that simple.

Bloody Mary – Overnight, assorted relishes.

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Light Hot Brown Sandwiches, with Buffet Style Oven Baked Bacon

Light Hot Browns

I truly do think the leftovers are the best part of any Holiday dinner, and here’s one of my favorite ways to use them. While traditionally made with turkey, Hot Browns are great made with either turkey or ham. As a matter of fact, when I make Hot Browns, I can usually count on an extra teenager or two hanging around until dinner is served. That’s ok with me – I’d rather have them at my house!

Light Hot Browns

Light Hot Browns

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Asparagus Risotto Cook's Illustrated Method

Asparagus Risotto

Creamy, delicious and comforting, Risotto is undisputedly one of the classic rice dishes of the world. When I heard of Cook’s Illustrated came out with an “easy, partially hands off” method for Asparagus Risotto, I wondered if their scientific approach would improve my risotto.

Asparagus Risotto Cook's Illustrated Method

Asparagus Risotto

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The Best Egg Salad Sandwich

The Best Egg Salad Sandwich

Hot, humid July days scream for a nearly no-cook meal, especially a meal that’s chilled and refreshing. What could be better than The Best Egg Salad Sandwich paired with a bit of Marinated Asparagus? It makes me wish it weren’t too hot to be out on the deck.

The Best Egg Salad Sandwich

The Best Egg Salad Sandwich

I grew up old school – no one ever “taught” me how to make egg salad, so it seems a bit strange to me to have a “recipe” for The Best Egg Salad Sandwich. This specific combinations of flavor is so perfect, I just have to pass it on.

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Salmon & Asparagus Hash Hollandaise Tyler Florence Hash browns

Salmon & Aspargus Hash

Salmon & Asparagus Hash - riffed off Tyler Florence, this is a beautiful brunch dish!

Sometimes I’m possessed by food jealousy – I think it might happen to a lot of people who are on a budget. They hear about a friend’s restaurant dinner, see a gorgeous meal in a magazine, or maybe they watch Tyler Florence. Darn you, Tyler! Darn you and your belly of fresh Atlantic salmon that would be so perfect for Mother’s Day!

Salmon & Asparagus Hash  Hollandaise Tyler Florence Hash browns

Salmon & Asparagus Hash with Hollandaise Sauce

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