Rosemary Lemon Grilled Chicken

lemon rosemary grilled chicken

This recipe for rosemary lemon grilled chicken came about during our recent stretch of the Whole 30 (and an update on that later in the post) but I am here to tell you that even if I had been able to add cheese and flour and all those other things I didn't eat for 30 days, I would still be head over heels for this chicken.  It marinates overnight in a bath of olive oil and rosemary and lots and lots of lemon and some garlic, and something about leaving it that marinade for that long transforms it in the tenderest chicken you would ever want to meet.  With loads of lemon and rosemary flavor.  I've now made it twice since we have been off the Whole 30, and I have a feeling I will be making it another 30 times after that.  It's THAT good! Read More & Get the Recipe

Chicken Parmesan Pasta

chicken parmesan pasta

You know how sometimes you go to a restaurant and you are helpless in the face of the Chicken Parmesan on the menu, so you order it and the server asks if you would like pasta on the side, and of course you say YES and then you have a giant plate of chicken parm and a giant plate of pasta and you momentarily don't know which to dive into first?  This recipe for chicken parmesan pasta solves that issue for you.  Yes, we are talking about chicken, cheese, pasta, tomato and a little fresh basil in every happy bite.  I KNOW.  Let's make some! Read More & Get the Recipe

Caprese Bread Pudding

caprese bread pudding recipe

  Up until recently I was pretty sure I had caprese-ed everything there was to caprese.  Steak, pasta, peaches, and of course the good old caprese salad.  I love each and every one of them, but as it turns out, they were all just delicious preludes to the wonder that is this caprese bread pudding recipe.  Yes, it's exactly what you hope and dream it is - torn pieces of buttery brioche bread soaked in milk and  eggs, and then baked with slices of sweet heirloom tomatoes and creamy mozzarella cheese, and then scattered with basil leaves and drizzle with balsamic vinegar.   It is warm and wonderful summer on a plate, pure and simple.  Let's get to caprese-ing! Read More & Get the Recipe

Spiced Peaches with Serrano Ham and Basil


There are a few things that say to me, it is completely, totally, no doubt about it summer.  Like these spiced peaches with Serrano ham and basil. And the day we flip the switch on the ceiling fans and don't turn it off again until October.  The day it is actually hot enough for me to put on my bathing suit In Public.  The day my basil gets so rampant that I start figuring out if I can work it into a breakfast recipe along with lunch and dinner.  And the day that the REAL peaches hit the farmer's market.  Not the rock hard ones that have been flown in during the winter, but the sweet-smelling, velvety, juicy peaches that are just begging to be bitten into.  Yep, peach juice on your chin - you know what I'm talking about! Read More & Get the Recipe

Summer Chicken Pasta

summertime chicken pasta

I'm determined to keep making things that have "summer" in the title even after fall officially starts.  I saw not one but two farm stands selling pumpkins on our recent Vermont vacation, and that has kicked me into overdrive with the summer recipes, and this one is one of my faves, full of summer squash and local tomatoes and cheery basil.  You can either cook up the chicken for the recipe or use leftover chicken, and it all gets mixed into pasta with a sweet cream sauce.  Let's go cook up some summer! Read More & Get the Recipe

One Pot Tomato Basil Pasta

one pot basil tomato pasta

Every so often a recipe starts floating around that everyone, and I mean everyone is making.  Lately it seems to be this one pot tomato basil pasta, which involves putting pasta, tomatoes and basil in a pot with water and cooking it all up together.  No muss, no fuss, all deliciousness.  And since I never want to be left out of anything that includes any of those ingredients, I decided to dive in and do a Framed Cooks variation on this perfect perfect busy weeknight recipe. Read More & Get the Recipe