Alfredo Basil Chicken Penne

Alfredo Basil Chicken Penne on is a one pot wonder the whole family will love!!

Alfredo Basil Chicken Penne is quick and easy to make;  a savory one-pot-wonder the whole family will love!!    Alfredo Basil Chicken Penne is one our families favorites- especially in the summer time when tomatoes are in season!  Home grown tomatoes are almost the entire reason I grow a garden, well, that and the fresh basil :) I like to cook with whole grain or whole wheat … [Read more...]

Rustic Tomato Basil Tart

Rustic Tomato Basil Tart on is a delightful appetizer or lunch!

Rustic Tomato Basil Tart-  is packed with fresh tomatoes, basil, and topped off with parmesan cheese and makes a delightful appetizer or lunch!  I love the summertime when fresh tomatoes and basil are so readily available everywhere, especially if you grow a garden.  I love tomatoes and basil paired together- they're so flavorful and delicious; the perfect compliment to each … [Read more...]

Bruschetta and Taleggio Cheese with Crostini

Bruschetta and Taleggio Cheese with Crostini on is new twist on the classic Italian Appetizer!

Bruschetta and Taleggio Cheese with Crostini is new twist on the classic Italian Appetizer!   I love Bruschetta!  It's one of my all time favorite appetizers... especially in the summer when my garden is producing tomatoes like crazy!  If you don't grow a garden or your tomatoes aren't producing yet- make a quick run to the local farmers market to find vine ripe … [Read more...]

Cucumber Tomato Basil Salad

Cucumber Tomato Basil Salad on is a quick and easy summer salad!

Cucumber Tomato Basil Salad is made with fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, cucumbers, and basil!  Topped off with your favorite balsamic vinegar and olive oil.   I love these flavors together in the summertime, it makes the perfect light lunch when served with a slice of crusty artisan bread- don't forget some additional olive oil and balsamic vinegar for dipping!  YUMMMMM. It's … [Read more...]

Caprese Grilled Cheese

Caprese Grilled Cheese by is the delicious caprese flavors wrapped up in a grilled sandwich! YUM!!

Caprese Grilled Cheese is the delicious caprese flavors wrapped up in a grilled cheese sandwich! YUM!!    One of my very favorite flavor combinations is what's commonly known as "Caprese"- Tomato, Fresh Basil leaves, Fresh Mozzarella are just heaven to my taste buds so I figured I'd give these flavors a try in a grilled cheese sandwich!  After all it is National Grilled Cheese … [Read more...]

Roasted Tomato Cream Sauce with Tortellini

Roasted Tomato Cream Sauce with Tortellini by is the BEST sauce in the world!

Roasted Tomato Cream Sauce with Tortellini is the BEST tomato sauce in the whole entire world!   Oh my gosh!  Y'all are not going to believe how delicious it is... you'll just have to make it and see for yourselves exactly what I'm talking about! This Roasted Tomato Sauce is wonderful on any pasta~ gnocchi, penne, or cheese tortellini's!  It's ALL in the sauce.  That's the … [Read more...]

Stacked Caprese Salad

Stacked Caprese Salad on is a beautiful salad for any occasion!

Stacked Caprese Salad is so beautiful and so simple to make - it's the perfect salad for any occasion!   I love Caprese everything!  Oh my.  I love it so much!  Heirloom tomatoes with fresh mozzarella and just the right amount of fresh basil and olive oil completely makes my heart melt.  I'm sure I must have been Italian in another life :) Stacked Caprese Salad   Print … [Read more...]

Basil-Garlic and Orange-Honey Compound Butters

Compound Butters are just what your holiday table is needing! by #recipe #holidays

You may be asking yourself 'what in the world is a Compound Butter?' right about now... Basically, it's butter with a bit of savory or sweet added in - most any combination will work.  They're SO simple to make but will give your table that little extra 'something'.  You'll totally WOW all of your guests with a lovely array of beautiful and delicious compound butters. For our Blogger … [Read more...]

Pink Door Bruschetta

Pink Door Bruschetta by

Good Monday Morning :) I hope y'all had a lovely weekend... I survived my finals Thursday and Friday!!  Yay. Since then, I've been playing catch up all weekend long from the crazi-hectic-ness of last week :)  It's all good.  Just stay one step in front of the ball, right?! You remember that wonderful trip to Seattle I was able to go on with Girards Dressings about a month ago?   … [Read more...]

Roasted Tomato Soup

Roasted Tomato Soup by

When I was a kid I had a passionate dislike for tomatoes~ mostly due to the fact that I'd a horrible allerigic reaction to them around the age of 6... resulting in being rushed to the hospital PLUS getting a BIG ole shot in the be-hinnie!  Ugh.  The memory still haunts me to this very day. Needless to say, my relationship with tomatoes didn't have the happiest of beginnings.  Over … [Read more...]

Heirloom Tomato Caprese Salad

Heirloom Tomato Caprese Salad by

Did y'all see the IKEA Sweidsh Crayfish Party this Friday, August 15th?  It's happening at the Draper, UT location- come and enjoy this all-you-can-eat Swedish Traditional Feast at 1:30, 4:00, or 6:30 pm MST ! I'll be there with some of my family and friends at 6:30pm so come on over and hang out with us :)   Now, on to todays delicious recipe... I love my garden and … [Read more...]

Heirloom Tomato Caprese Kabobs

Heirloom Tomatoes Caprese Kabobs by

I love Heirloom Tomatoes!  Have you tried them? I always thought tomato- shamato... they're all the same.  As a kid I didn't even like tomatoes, actually, over time I grew to almost like them.  But, a few years ago I had an ahhh-ha moment when the first Heirloom Tomatoes touched my tongue!   It was a delicious Caprese Salad at a nice Italian Restaurant that did it for me. I'm … [Read more...]