Chicken with Pan-Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

chicken with roasted cherry tomatoes

This quick and bursting with flavor recipe for chicken with pan-roasted cherry tomatoes is not only cheery and scrumptious and easy to make on a busy weeknight, but it is also helpful if you are the impatient type like me.  Nope, it's not enough for me that my herbs are lushly growing away in whiskey barrels outside my door, and that my mom is bringing me bunches of garlic scapes from the farmer's market, and that the azaleas are in glorious bloom and that the windows are open all over the house.  Nope.  Some people are only completely happy when the local tomatoes are in season, and this cherry tomato recipe is for THOSE people.  (Raises hand.)  Because by some miracle of tomato wonderfulness, while the off-season big tomato doesn't taste like much, the cherry tomato is flavorful all year round.  And therefore so is this chicken supper! Read More & Get the Recipe

Pasta with Lemon Blue Cheese Rosemary Sauce, and a Blogaversary!

Pasta with lemon blue cheese rosemary sauce

This post is mainly about pasta with lemon blue cheese rosemary sauce, but it's falling on the six year anniversary of this little blog of mine, so I have a few things to say about that as well.  A whole lot of them start with thank you and some of them include a trip down memory lane.  So if you are eager to get to things that involve lemons and fresh summery rosemary and blue cheese, head on down to the bottom of the post where that recipe is waiting for you.  But since you are reading this right now, you are among the folks I want to say thank you to.  So if you have time, read the middle part too.  Here we go! Read More & Get the Recipe

Buttered Turkey Breast Roast…and Thankfulness!

butter roasted turkey breast

Here it comes, one of my favorite holidays of the year!  Yes because of the turkey and all the fixings, and even more because of the friends and family.  I have so much to be thankful for I don't even know where to start (more on that later)...so while I am figuring that out, let's talk turkey!  There are various reasons you might need to cook a glorious golden buttered turkey breast instead of a whole turkey.  Maybe your Thanksgiving crowd is a small and intimate one.  Maybe there was no leftover turkey from the big bird (the HORROR!) and you need some more turkey.  Whatever your reason, here's your delicious answer - and it doesn't even need be Thanksgiving in order to make it. Read More & Get the Recipe

Perfect Slow Cooker Pot Roast

slow cooker pot roast

Ah, pot roast.  It can be a wonderful tender dish of hearty and comforting deliciousness, or it can be...dry.  And chewy.  And I am here to tell you that I have been there at the dry and chewy end of cooking a pot roast for hours, a pot roast that smelled like all kinds of heaven, only to have it taste like all kinds of not-heaven.  So in an effort not have this happen ever again to anyone in the universe, I need to tell you about my perfect-every-time in the slow cooker pot roast.  Perfect. Every Time. Read More & Get the Recipe

Grilled Rosemary Scallops

Grilled Rosemary Skewers

It may not be OFFICIALLY summertime yet, but as far as our grill is concerned the season is in full swing.  We've already grilled pizza, steak, burgers, and last week I pulled out the seafood grilling pan, cleaned it off and grilled us up some scallops wrapped in prosciutto, skewered not with regular old skewers.  Nope, we skewered them with stalks of rosemary to give them even a little more summertime vibe.  Read More & Get the Recipe

Buttered Rosemary Chicken

rosemary chicken

I'm constantly on the lookout for ways to make good old reliable chicken a little less, well, ordinary.  We have chicken so often that it's easy to take it for granted.  Yup, chicken for dinner again.  Yaaaaaawn.  But I am here to tell you that with just a little bit of help, chicken can be elegant and interesting and oooh-la-la.  In this case, help has arrived in the form of some fresh rosemary, a little bit of butter and just a few other things.  Chicken, get ready for your Extreme Makeover! Read More & Get the Recipe