Cutting carbs? Try our Zoodles alla Checca

Need a recipe that is healthy, tasty and takes 15 minutes to make? Try our go-to, Pasta alla Checca. Tomato, basil, parmesan and garlic is the classic combination of flavors that makes up this savory pasta dish, and it always just feels like summer to us. The first time I remember making this was with…

Get your BBQ game right with this basic potato salad

With spring comes months of barbecues, picnics and other outdoor parties, and a crowd favorite side dish for any such events is a good, basic potato salad. Potato salad can be jazzed up with all sorts of great ingredients, but sometimes simple is just better. One recipe we have been making for years is a…

Summer gives us a savory treat: Southern tomato pie

Our garden has survived no fewer than four good hailstorms this summer. The tomato vines, sequestered on our uppermost deck (critter-free zone), got beat down by every storm but bounced back to provide us a nice offering of standard and heirloom varieties. (Finally.) It’s always great to pluck a ripe tomato from the vine and…

Crispy, golden stuffed squash blossoms are a farmers market treat

The local farmer’s market is one of our favorite ways to spend our Sunday morning. It’s not just the fun of running into people we know and supporting the community, it is also a fun way to decide what to cook for Sunday dinner. Last weekend the market provided a rich bounty that we turned…

Orzo salad inspired by Greek flavors

A Mediterranean flavor profile in any dish is always among our favorites. We love the briny taste of Greek olives, the fresh herbs and vegetables and the salty punch of feta. So we dug around in our fridge and came up with this Greek orzo salad to bring all of those flavors and aromas together….

Super easy, super tasty lemon-mushroom pasta

Love mushrooms? Love lemons? Well then, you are gonna love this pasta. The lemon “cooks” the mushrooms while they join hands with the fresh herbs to add just the right brightness to the dish. Made the mistake of buying precut *gasp* mushrooms … I know, I know, but they were on sale. The thing is,…