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...]

Grilled Zucchini Bruschetta

Grilled Zucchini Bruschetta by

  I came up with this recipe a couple of summers ago because no matter how hard I try, I always end up with gigantic zucchini! I prefer zucchini small... probably about 4-5 inches long or so.  I seriously check and double check to find them all but somehow I end up missing a few and when I finally find them they've grown to be baseball bat sized! Those giant zucchini are … [Read more...]

Caprese Garlic Bread


I love having Jen from Bakerette come and visit... she always brings delicious recipes to share :) Today's recipe is right up my alley... Oh my.  I love, love, love all of these ingredient! YUM. I won't keep ya waiting any longer... Enjoy!   Kick your garlic bread up a notch with this Caprese Garlic Bread... This bread is totally worth every artery-clogging bite of cheese and … [Read more...]

Shrimp and Tomato Pasta

Shrimp and Tomato Pasta by on

We are cooking up a savory masterpiece with Amanda from High Heels to Hot Wheels today... Shrimp & Tomato Pasta looks just mouth-watering! I'm SO jealous that Amanda is cooking out of her garden already!!  I'm getting ours planted today...  can't wait to create all kinds of garden fresh recipes this summer :) I'll turn it on over to Amanda....   Hey guys at What's Cooking … [Read more...]

Mini Caprese Salad Skewers

Mini Caprese Salad Skewers by on

Kami from No Diets Allowed is here visiting with us today. She's sharing her Mini Caprese Salad Skewers!  Which look amazing. I absolutely LOVE everything caprese :)  It's one of my all time favorite flavor combinations!  What a fun healthy and festive appetizer for the Holidays. I'll turn it on over to Kami...   Mini Caprese Salad Skewers   Print Prep time … [Read more...]


Ratatouille by

I have a confession... I hadn't ever made Ratatouille before recently making it in Culinary School! WHAT?  I know. It's SO good AND it has pasta in it so, what in the world was I thinking??   I promise you'll absolutely love this recipe! Ratatouille   Print Prep time 20 mins Cook time 30 mins Total time 50 mins   Author: Ruthie Recipe type: Main … [Read more...]

Culinary Arts Tomato Sauce

Culinary Arts Tomato Sauce by

Most of you know that I started a Culinary Arts Program at a local university this fall AND about a week ago we had mid-terms... SCARY! Ohhh... K. Just kinda scary. Mid-term's were a little bit of a gamble... we had our names drawn for what we'd need to prepare for each cooking method.  Tomato Sauce was my Mother Sauce and I brought some of it home to share with y'all :) This … [Read more...]

Eggplant Penne Pasta Bake

Eggplant Penne Pasta Bake by

Where we live a large majority of people grow gardens, so you'll see tables or little shelters for neighborhood garden sharing.  The other day I was driving to school and noticed some lovely eggplant at our sharing table. Last year we had SO many and I didn't know quiet what to do with them all... so I didn't plant any this year.  I've missed them I guess because I stopped and grabbed … [Read more...]