Swap out the hamburger roll for a juicy tomato and get healthy with this fun and easy recipe for delicious tomato bun burgers! Grab some napkins and bite into a whole different kind of burger scrumptiousness. This idea for tomato bun burgers was born during one of my summer rounds of the Whole 30. IRead More & Get the Recipe
When I break out this recipe for summer tomato peach chicken salad, you better believe that summer is TRULY here, because this warm weather favorite is the perfect perfect way to use those first summer tomatoes, those first summer peaches, and those first summer herbs, and (dances around in happiness) they are all finally here! Toss them together with some cooked shredded chicken and a bright, snazzy dressing and serve it up outside, and see if you don’t think that this is pretty much summer on a plate.
So grab a local tomato in one hand, a local peach in the other, and let’s make it!
Let me start by saying no toads were harmed in the making of this recipe for toad in the hole. (Phew, right? For SO many reasons.) Nope, toad in the hold is a classic English dish that involves baking sausages in a egg and flour batter, and as far as I can tell, it got its name from the sausage peeking out from the batter, I guess like a toad peeking out from a hole? One way or the other, think of it as sausage baked in a light and fluffy popover dough…and in my unauthentic version, some cherry tomatoes and chopped scallions as well. It is a super easy recipe that bakes up to puffy deliciousness in a skillet, and is one of our go-to comfort dinners around these parts. Let’s make it!
Oh, how I do love this recipe for Greek shrimp scampi! It is a mixture of regular shrimp scampi and that classic recipe where you bake together shrimp and tomatoes and feta, only there is no baking, because this is one of my most tried and true speedy weeknight dishes, and you KNOW how I feel about the 30 minutes and under rule. So this delicious little number does it all in one skillet. Well, and one pot for the pasta if you are going to get all technical on me. Easy, elegant, shrimp, cheese, pasta…you understand my love, right? Let’s make it!
There is a reason why I am calling this reason Easy Paella, and it is this: Paella Is Easy. For ages and ages I suffered from Paella Intimidation, which is the completely unreasonable fear of making one of my favorite rice and seafood dishes because, I don’t know, it looked HARD. And then I bucked up and made it, and guess what? Not. Hard. Nope, it’s one of the easier fancy dinners I have ever made…so fancy in fact that I now make it on regular old Thursday nights, because it’s basically just a matter of tossing some rice in a pan with broth and white wine and some seafood and veggies and whatever else catches your fancy, paella-wise, and letting it all simmer together until it is done. When I think of all the paella I haven’t eaten in my lifetime due to Paella Intimidation…well, let’s not think about that after all. Instead let’s make some!
This warm (yes warm) and wonderful mustard chicken salad came out of my burning desire to eat a salad in the dead of winter, combined with the fact that I only wanted warm things to eat. I know…there just seems to be something about the fact that when it is absolutely not salad weather in any way, shape or form, that’s what I need to have for dinner. What’s a girl to do when the salad craving strikes before the calendar flips over to spring? A girl makes a warm mustard chicken salad full of warm veggies and warm chicken and a snappy mustard dressing. Salad and coziness all in the same plate. Let’s make it!