I know, this is my second soup recipe in a row, but I can’t help it. It is now officially fall, there is a little nip in the air at night and in the early morning, and as far as I’m concerned that means it is soup season. And since beets are one of my very favorite fall vegetables, I am extra in love with this nifty recipe for easy beet soup with swirled goat cheese. Ready to kick off soup season with me? Let’s make it!
I would like to claim full credit for this bowl of thick, warm, healthy, colorful, scrumptious roasted carrot soup, but the truth is that my mama made it. I heated it up and adorned it with the very last basil sprig of the season (sob!) but she did everything else, and luckily for you and me, gave me both the soup and the recipe. And I am here to tell you that both are just plain wonderful. Ready for some good and good for you roasted carrot soup? Let’s make it!
I really did want to title this post “Welsh Rabbit,” since that is the name that this recipe often goes by, but I was afraid you would think I had gone and cooked up some small woodland creatures. But don’t worry, no bunnies were harmed in the making of this old-fashioned country dish.
In its most basic form, it is a slice of bread doused in melted cheese…but you know I can’t leave well enough alone, and so my version includes a thick slice of tomato, some beer and Worcestershire sauce stirred into the melted cheese (Vermont cheddar of course), some chopped parsley. And bacon. Because I think I have firmly established that every recipe is better with bacon. Right? Right! Let’s make it!
We all know how I feel about bacon, and my love for bacon of course extends into all kinds of BLT sandwich love, but with this latest recipe for lobster BLT sandwiches with brie cheese, I think I may have found the love of my life, BLT-wise. In this sandwich, B stands for both bacon and Brie, and L stands for both lettuce and lobster. And LOVE, because that is how I felt about every creamy, crunchy bite! Ready for the BLT sandwich of your dreams? 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!