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…

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….

Basics: roasted tomatillo-avocado sauce

Confession: I used to love the avocado sauce at El Pollo Loco, a fast food Mexican¬†chicken chain. It’s creamy, smooth and a great complement to their roasted chicken tacos. So we set out to come up with something like it. Rick Bayless has a recipe with tomatillos that sounded similar, so we adapted this recipe…