I named this recipe Summer’s End Pasta not to make us all sad that yes, summer is winding down (and I have to admit, I am looking forward to those first cool mornings of fall!) but to remind all of us that now is the time to take advantage of this glorious moment when the local corn, tomatoes and herbs are all in season all at the same time! Toss in some bacon and some creamy ricotta cheese and you have a summer pasta dish that you’ll remember all the way until next Memorial Day. Ready to put those summer veggies to work? Let’s make it!
I named this particular omelet recipe the farmer’s market omelet because it uses three of my very favorite kinds of local summer produce: sweet corn, cheery cherry tomatoes, and aromatic basil. The omelet itself is filled with creamy cheddar cheese, and the savory cheese mixed with the sweet veggies…well, let’s just say that when you find yourself at your local farmer’s market, please think farmer’s market omelet. Let’s make it!
So, let me explain the bruschetta part of this chicken bruschetta pasta plate of deliciousness. A bruschetta is a lovely piece of bread that is usually rubbed with olive oil and grilled and topped with fresh veggies, often with a balsamic vinegar dressing. Or if you are me, topped with lobster, or scrambled eggs. But then one day it occurred to me: what if I swapped out the grilled bread for pasta? And what if I added in a little grilled chicken, to get some good and good for you protein in there?
I think you know how things turned out. Ready to dig into your own plate of chicken bruschetta pasta? Let’s make it!
I am head of the Caprese Salad Appreciation Committee (this is a self-appointed position) and I can and will caprese up just about anything, so it’s wonder that I haven’t cooked up a chicken caprese salad until just now. But better late than never, and this one was worth the wait! Tender chicken marinated in a balsamic vinegar dressing and lovingly laid on a bed of lettuce, tomatoes, basil and some cute little mozzarella balls. Hello, my new favorite chicken salad! Ready for some chicken caprese salad of your own? Let’s make it!
I’m guessing you already know that pesto, that delightful sauce made out of basil and pine nuts and garlic and other delectable things is terrific mixed with pasta, but did you know that it is also an awesome addition to roasted salmon? Some pesto, some salmon filets and about 20 minutes are all that stand between you and a delectable, healthy supper…and that includes the time it takes to preheat the oven. Ready to get some roasted pesto salmon goodness going? Let’s make it!
Get your hands on some of the best goat cheese you can find and make this easy and delicious recipe for shrimp, tomato and basil linguine with goat cheese rounds! Simple little toasted goat cheese rounds take this pasta recipe from regular to elegant in two shakes of a goat’s tail.