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Rustic Ratatouille

Rustic Ratatouille

Rustic Ratatouille is one of summer’s most savory dishes. Delight in the flavors and celebrate the season’s ending days with a mouthful of memories. I now understand Anton Ego’s jaunt back in time to his childhood reminiscing of the flavorful bowl of ratatouille prepared by his mother […]

Fire Roasted Tomato Basil Pasta

Fire Roasted Tomato Basil Pasta

Fire Roasted Tomato Basil Pasta is a mouthful of flavor in one bite. It’s a beautiful creation which bursts of colors! We know the more colorful the ingredients, the better it is for you, right? I have fresh herbs growing and wanted to take advantage […]

Healthy New Year’s Black-Eyed Peas

Healthy New Year’s Black-Eyed Peas

  Happy 2017! This was originally posted for 2016, but another year of fabulous blogging has passed by. The pictures, except one,  have been updated to reflect today’s efforts. Now, back to last year…… The task at hand was to quickly prepare my Healthy New Year’s Black-Eyed Peas […]

Avocado Toast with Bruschetta

Avocado Toast with Bruschetta

  Avocado Toast with Bruschetta is one of my greatest discoveries of this summer.  If you need a Meatless Monday  or a light and healthy weekend quick fix for dinner, this is it! I like to add my Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta to top it off which makes it, in my eyes(and […]

Fiesta Corn and Black Bean Salsa

Fiesta Corn and Black Bean Salsa

Fiesta Corn and Black Bean Salsa was born out of necessity. “Honey?  What did you make for the pool party?” the hubster asked. “Oh,” I said. “We are going?”  Our house was full of extra family members, three of them 8 and under and one teen on […]

Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta

Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta

Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta boasts an abundance of best of summer’s flavors! The ingredients are simple, yet uncomplicated. Rustic bread, tomatoes, basil, oregano, thyme with a little garlic, sea salt and olive oil creates a mouth-refreshing taste that you want to savor in slow motion. Summer wrapped up […]

Spicy Chicken Cacciatore

Spicy Chicken Cacciatore

Spicy Chicken Cacciatore is a healthy diversion worthy of an easy weekday meal!  According to Cook’s Illustrated, cacciatore means hunter-style in Italian. Back in the day, fresh-killed game would be sauteed with mushrooms, onions and other vegetables found readily available then  braised in a liquid of wine […]

Pesto

Pesto

My basil plants are in full gear so it’s time to make some Pesto ! Looking out my kitchen window I see a need to do some harvesting. Sure, I’ve used a little bit here and there to add to sandwiches, pasta dishes and other […]