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…

A favorite reborn: risotto with anchovies and capers

We turned a beloved pasta dish into a delicious risotto loaded with flavor and umami We’ve had a secret fave pasta recipe for years. It’s secret because, even though we entertain a lot, we can envision friends and family turning their noses up at the ingredient list. (ANCHOVIES! GASP!) It’s also an easy weeknight meal…

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…

Pesto with an Asian influence

Pesto is usually associated with Italian cooking, but you can tweak the basic basil/olive oil/Parmesan formula to fit other cuisines. With a little Thai basil and bok choy in hand, we wanted to turn it into a side dish for an Asian-influenced meal. The results were a definite keeper. The name pesto is the past…

Traditional, delicious pasta carbonara

Pasta is comfort food. It is also a versatile, empty canvas ready to become a masterpiece by adding any flavor or ingredient that suits you. We make our own pasta occasionally, but often use either fresh or dried pasta for a quick weeknight meal. Straight outta the Grimm pantry/fridge hails a family favorite: pasta alla…

Soul-satisfying bacon-kimchi fried rice

Not an Asian bone in either of us, but do we ever like to cook like we are straight outta the Pacific rim. One favorite, to serve as an entree or along side any Asian inspired protein, is kimchi fried rice. Fried rice is a lot like a blank canvas; you can add whatever veggies…

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,…