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

Peach Burrata Caprese

peach caprese salad

I do love me a good caprese salad, especially at this time of year when the tomatoes are exploding with goodness all around us.  But in addition to those seductive tomatoes, there are also the sweet, juicy, enticing peaches springing up in cheery baskets all over my local farm market, and it occurred to me that what was good for the tomato might also be good for the peach.  As in, being nestled on a plate along with some creamy cheese, a little fresh basil and a drizzle of olive oil.  In other words, it was time for the peaches to be caprese-ed! Read More & Get the Recipe

Pasta with Summer Sauce

pasta with summer sauce

It's the most wonderful time of the year!  Sweet local tomatoes and fields and fields of basil, just waiting for us to toss them into every summer supper we can think of, and I am doing just that.  From caprese pastry to tomato basil hummus, I am Doing My Part.  But out of all the many recipes I have for tomatoes and basil, my favorite one is that I just think of as summer sauce.  Tomatoes, basil, garlic, butter, a teeny bit of cream and a little salt and pepper.  Toss it with some pasta and it doesn't get any more summertime delicious. Read More & Get the Recipe

Caprese Pastry

caprese pastry

Caprese is one of my favorite words in the whole wide world, because it means tomatoes and mozzarella and basil.  Sometimes it is a salad.  Sometimes it is a pizza.  Sometimes it is both, which is the best of both worlds and which I like to call Caprese Pastry, because it calls for that magical thing that is frozen puff pastry.  So when the tomatoes are local and the basil is fresh and when you can find yourself a hunk of the best mozzarella you can, break out the puff pastry and get ready for the deliciousness that is Caprese Pastry. Read More & Get the Recipe

Tomato Basil Hummus

tomato basil hummus

I do love me some hummus.  People are always asking me what my favorite recipe on this blog is, and after I get finished telling them about my 10 minute recipe for fresh ricotta, the next thing I talk about is my 5 minute recipe for hummus.  (Are you sensing a trend here?)  Anyway, this particular version of hummus is also one you can whirl up easily in your food processor, but instead of the tahini that gives classic hummus its great taste, this one subs in roasted tomatoes and a big heaping handful of basil.  It's hummus, summertime-style! Read More & Get the Recipe