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…

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….

Here’s a salad to get you grilling some peaches

One of the best parts of summer cooking is fresh, seasonal ingredients to work with. Coming up with new and delicious recipes with goodies from our garden and from the local market is what cooking is all about for us. We have competition in the garden: hail, deer, rabbits and turkeys. But what Mother Nature…

Salty and sweet watermelon-feta salad

Watermelon is my favorite fruit, always has been. I am certain I come by my love for watermelon genetically, as my dad, Big Pa, is a lover too. And our son, Big Jake, is the next generation to have fallen in love. I believe all three generations can eat it everyday and not tire of…

Check out this light shrimp and orzo salad

It was one of those fake spring days in Colorado, where it is warm enough to make you think spring is here and the snow is done. (It snowed a few days after.) Fake spring days always put us in the mood to fake celebrate with spring-feeling dishes for dinner. Like this one. Suzy envisioned…