Green Beans Gremolata

Green Beans Gremolata , a recipe developed by Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa, has become my go-to green bean dish for the holidays. Easter, Thanksgiving, or Christmas, this recipe is a family favorite, and a standout dish beside any protein: whether poultry, beef, or pork.  Why? When company’s coming over, and I’m already making several […]

Caponata: A Delicious Appetizer You Can Make in Advance

I got more eggplant in my CSA box a few weeks ago, and my daughter was getting burnt out on Eggplant Parm (which would never, ever happen to either my husband or to me), so I went looking for a good way to use this eggplant. I wanted an appetizer I could make in advance. […]

Minestrone with Pesto and Garlic Bruschetta

Minestrone with Pesto and Garlic Bruschetta is such a great soup for the colder months! Winter hasn’t QUITE given up the ghost in these parts, so how about a delicious soup, packed with vegetables to nourish your body, beans for heartiness, pasta to comfort your soul, and bacon to add that sumpin’-sumpin’ that only bacon […]