Orzo Salad

Orzo Salad with Tomatoes and Basil

This light pasta salad made with orzo, tomatoes, and basil is brimming with late summer flavors and makes a great side dish for grilled chicken and fish dishes.

Shakshuka recipe

Shakshuka

Shakshuka is a popular breakfast dish in the Middle East that gently poaches eggs in a slightly spicy tomato sauce topped with feta and parsley.

Great Summer Gazpacho

Great Summer Gazpacho

This Gazpacho recipe is one of my favorite soups to make during the summer. We usually have a big bowl of Gazpacho in the fridge all summer long because it is light and healthy and makes a great side dish…

Great Summer Gazpacho

What I Love About Gazpacho

A challenge for me can be making sure I’m eating enough healthy vegetables, which is why I love keeping a batch of fresh gazpacho on hand.

Grilled cheese going headlong into tomato soup

Tomato Soup

This is a simple, quick tomato soup recipe full of fresh vegetables that brings interesting flavors and textures together to create a hearty tomato soup. This tomato soup pairs perfectly with chilly days and plates full of grilled cheese.

Tomato soup and grilled cheese

Why You Should Try Not Your School Lunch Tomato Soup

Growing up tomato soup was my least favorite school lunch item. It tasted like the lunch ladies just watered down a big pot of water with a small can of V8 and a dash of red food coloring. It took…

This buffalo chili is hearty and delicious

Buffalo Chili

This hearty buffalo chili recipe gets its tangy sweetness from the BBQ sauce and red pepper that play well with the lean ground buffalo and kidney beans.

Greek Farmers Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes

Greek Farmers Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes

Loaded with bright red tomatoes, crunchy cucumbers, feta, and really good olives this Greek farmers salad recipe helped me learn that fresh ingredients don’t need a lot of dressing up to be delicious.

Panzanella Salad

Panzanella Salad

The fresh basil, capers and toasted bread in this Panzanella recipe provide the salad with a fresh flavor and crunchy texture that will keep you coming back for more.

Cretan Dakos

Cretan Dakos

Cretan Dakos are a simple, delicious, Greek dish that is often served as an appetizer or with drinks.

Spanish Rice

Spanish Rice

Making Spanish rice from scratch is easy to do, tastes better, and is a lot healthier than buying a mix full of words you can’t pronounce. This Spanish rice recipe gets its flavors from a few simple spices and sautéing…

Lamb Ragù

Lamb Ragu

This lamb ragù recipe is a twist on the original that has a touch of smoky flavor from the cumin and smoked paprika, freshness from mint, and a bit of creaminess from feta.

Cast iron makes great pizza

How the Right Dough and Cast Iron Make Delicious Pizza

So often when someone talks about homemade pizza, it conjures up images of soggy crust, bland toppings, and why there are so many frozen pizzas in the grocery store. But it doesn’t have to be that way, all you need…

Everyday Tomato Sauce Recipe

Homemade Tomato Sauce

This versatile homemade tomato sauce recipe takes around 30 minutes to make and is a great starting place for pizza and pasta dishes.

Rigatoni with Fennel, Sausage, and Tomato

Rigatoni with Fennel, Sausage, and Tomato

Caramelized fennel, spicy Italian sausage, and fresh cherry tomatoes come together to create a delicious pasta recipe perfect for weeknight dinners.