Ten Things I Love About Our New Kitchen

Two years ago, we remodeled the kitchen. The surprising thing? Three things we love most about our new kitchen are indeed big and brand-new ....more

Tomato Cobbler with Cornmeal Biscuits & Goat Cheese ♥ A Late-Summer Glory

Prepare to swoon ... an intoxicating Tomato Cobbler, a lake of jammy tomato and tomatillo below; herby islands of cornmeal biscuits on top; small boats of goat cheese tucked between. Easy enough for a weeknight but worthy of a special occasion ....more

Panzanella (Classic Italian Tomato Salad)

The Recipe: Aiiiii, summer tomatoes. When they're the very ripest, the very juiciest, the deepest color, it's the classic Italian tomato salad called Panzanella that moves my summer table to silence. What a salad, what a meal ....more

Day 130: Veggie Burritos with Cilantro Sauce ♥

Today's recipe for a vegetarian supper for Meatless Monday: So what if you just cooked up a few vegetables, whatever you've got on hand, made sure to use lots of warm spices, rolled it all up in soft, warm tortillas and then draped them with a gorgeous green sauce? Heaven on a plate, truly. Very adaptable, a "concept" recipe ....more

BATTLE Sandwiches: BLTs on Steroids

How to make a BATTLE Sandwich. No recipe required, all you need to know is what B-A-T-T-L and E stand for. If you love a good BLT? ...more

Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole with Caprese Tomatoes ♥

Today's easy summer casserole: Just cauliflower tossed with cheese sauce and topped with caprese-style tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and basil. Weight Watchers Friendly, just WW PointsPlus 4. Low Carb ....more

Fresh Corn & Tomato Salad

Oh my, what a combination, the freshest summer corn and the ripest summer tomatoes. This simple Fresh Corn & Tomato Salad is simple in name but much more than the sum of its parts, a classic summer dish. Save this easy recipe for the very best garden-fresh tomatoes and corn ....more

Roasted Eggplant with Pomegranate & Buttermilk-Yogurt Sauce ♥

Today's stunning eggplant: Roasted eggplant halves topped with an unexpected explosion of flavors, a garlicky yogurt sauce, sour pomegranate, spices and fresh herbs. Just gorgeous, this! Weight Watchers Friendly, WW PointsPlus 6 ....more

Grilled Steak with Summer Tomato Salad

The Recipe: This steak salad is built, literally and figuratively, on layers of flavor and texture. The grilled meat sits atop a wet and messy salad of summer tomatoes (aren't they just glorious? this salad really shows them off), avocado and lettuce that wilts, just slightly, in an onion-bacon-poblano vinaigrette ....more

Practical Home Canning Tips

A long list of tips and insider tricks from an obsessive home canner. This is my "what I wish I'd known before I started canning" list. ~recipe updated from the Recipe Box, first posted 2006!~~recipe republished 2015 for a little weekend canning inspiration~ ~more recently updated recipes~ A few summers ago, I decided to can ....more