When I made these Skillet Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Parmesan Frico, I was thinking about the food I usually make for my blog. As a food blogger, one thing I seem to fall short on is “side” dishes, especially vegetable side dish recipes.
Here’s a Pasta Salad that’s fantastic for a party or gathering anytime of year. This isn’t any plain ol’ boring Pasta Salad, though. This one has it all! Lots of stuff. Lots of cheese. Lots of flavor and the best dressing you’ve ever tasted.
So they’re finally here. Tomatoes. First one, then three, now nine – all from our little garden. As you can see, they’re multiplying exponentially! But even if you don’t grow your own, you’ll find great tomatoes this time of year, and great tomatoes make the best Fresh Tomato Pasta.
We’ve been having the dreariest, dark, cold, wet weather all week. How about you? I know it’s good for the plants but I get feeling a little blue. I want to get outside and DO things! Instead, we’ve tucked in and made something warm and comforting and creamy and cheesy! Three Cheese Chicken Casserole!
I love me some Risotto – how ’bout you? It amazes me how you can take a simple ingredient like rice, add a glug of wine & a few gratings of cheese (plus a bit of this and that) and turn it into a gourmet meal – no make that a gourmet experience – because you get to drink the rest of the wine! Plus plus!
Spicy Mexica Chorizo tamed with a touch of melty cheese all piled on to the cutest little Polenta squares. That’s my kind of appetizer. Maybe yours, too! And look, there’s red & green for Christmas…
I think cooks must be divided into two camps when it comes to Lasagna. Those that toss it together with no problem (and yeah, I’m jealous of them) and those that think, “Yeah, it’s great, but it’s a production and the mess!” That’s me. Love Lasagne – hate making it. Raise your hand if you’re with me, here!
Tomato Pie’s been on my bucket list for a while! I know – strange, right? Well, maybe not if you have a ton of tomatoes, and maybe not if you’re from the South. Or maybe not if you watch Paula Dean. But this isn’t quite that tomato pie. This is a Cheesy Tomato & Vidalia Pie, and you’ll want to serve it for lunch or dinner, maybe with a simple green salad.
Finally the tomatoes are coming in more than one or two at a time in our little garden – and here’s a recipe to take advantage of the best tomatoes of the season, no matter where you get them from.
For me, two things really herald the beginning of Summer: Grilling and Asparagus! And when you combine the two? Heaven! Add a little fresh lemon and a toss a smidge of finely grated quality cheese over at the end and you’ll have a fun, “dressed” up Asparagus with little to no effort at all.
I love mixed salads and you’ll see a lot of salads on my blog – many with wonderful dressings and an array of gorgeous ingredients. This salad is a simple side salad, and every bit as scrumptious. Spring lettuces, barley (or another grain of your choice) a few herbs, and a little Parmesan to dress it up.
Can a person have too many pasta recipes? Possibly, especially if you’re on a budget. It’s almost too easy to turn to pasta dishes, so when I do make one, I try to make it the best! You’ll love this warm and comforting dish loaded with fresh mozzarella, Italian sausage and for a healthier twist, ground chicken or turkey. Use ground beef if you’d rather, though.