vegetarian

Penne vodka
Main dish

Penne Alla Vodka

This is the best recipe for Penne alla Vodka you will find. It is creamy, luscious, bursting with flavor and just a pinch spicy. It’s extremely crave-able, it’s addicting, and you will eat too much.

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Spaghetti with tomatoes & basil
Main dish

Spaghetti with Tomatoes & Basil

This is an all-star of a recipe and one of my absolute favorites, especially in the summer months. It highlights the best of the summer garden- fresh cherry tomatoes & fragrant basil.

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Salsa
Starters

Homemade Salsa

Sure, it’s easy to buy a jar from the market, but there is nothing quite like making fresh salsa, especially in summer when tomatoes & cilantro are at their peak

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corn & basil salad
Sides & Salads

Summer Corn Salad

Nothing says “summer” quite like fresh corn. This salad highlights the beautiful flavors & colors of summer.

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cabbage soup
Main dish

Healing Cabbage Soup

The evil Coronavirus is challenging us in ways we never imagined and our focus is on staying healthy. I am sharing my favorite immune boosting soup to hopefully help bring comfort to even one just person.

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bloody-marys-in-mason-jars
Breakfast & Brunch

Bloody Mary Recipe

Did you know that that Bloody Mary is often referred to in the culinary world as the world’s “most complex cocktail?” I’m not sure I agree, but I do know that this is the Best Bloody Mary recipe and I love making, and drinking, them!

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melon salad with mint and basil
Breakfast & Brunch

Melon Salad with Mint & Amaretto

This recipe is delicious, can be made in advance, and sure beats any fruit salad from a store! It is perfect for a Sunday brunch or as a light, refreshing, summer dessert.

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blog

How to get the most out of your Basil plant

Basil grown from seed will always be strongest and it is really easy. Once established,  clip it right above the first set of four leaves and continue to do so every time you clip it and it will reward you with large and bountiful healthy leaves all season long.

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RECIPE FEATURE

 I had the idea to stuff turkey scallopini (fancy name for cutlets pounded very thin) with a buttery stuffing, cranberry sauce and a bit of parmesan cheese, roll, tie, cook and smother with gravy.