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Salmon with Zucchini and Spaghetti

PIN THIS RECIPE NOW! In many ways, this Salmon with Zucchini and Thin Spaghetti is more about cooking technique, than it is about the specific ingredients we used to make this quick and easy dinner. Of course – the flavors we put together in this dish are fantastic. But as long as you follow a […]

Grilled Vegetable Salad with Basil Dressing

This Grilled Vegetable Salad with Basil Dressing is one of those meals that your dinner guests will talk about for a long time! A colorful collection of in-season vegetables is first marinated, then grilled – then served all together on a platter with a sprinkle of crispy bacon and little mozzarella balls on top, plus […]

Wild Mushroom and Black Garlic Soup

My husband Jack recently returned from a trip, claiming to have the recipe for THE BEST mushroom soup he’s ever had! Here is Jack in his own words, sharing the story behind today’s fantastic Wild Mushroom and Black Garlic Soup: A few weekends ago, I attended a food video workshop in Madison, Wisconsin with some […]

Garden Tomato Compote

It’s early October, but with the warm Fall we’ve been having here in New England, many of our garden tomato plants are still going strong! In particular, we have San Marzano tomatoes still growing like crazy – so my husband Jack recently made this delicious Garden Tomato Compote. San Marzanos are a type of Italian […]

Pasta con Tonno

Thanks to today’s Pasta Con Tonno, everyone’s favorite, classic tuna and noodle pairing just got a fresh and deliciously gourmet update! But don’t let the word “gourmet” scare you off…this recipe is so easy to make. And the zesty flavors in this dish are so lip-smacking good, you’ll swear you’re eating a gourmet meal at […]

Grilled Watermelon Bites

Your taste buds are going to dance the happy-dance this summer thanks to these Grilled Watermelon Bites! My husband Jack came up with this wonderful recipe earlier this summer. After hosting our annual summer kids’ party at the end of June, we had an entire leftover watermelon in the refrigerator – so I challenged Jack […]

Whole30 Spaghetti Squash with Pesto

Even if you aren’t on the Whole30 program, you’re going to love this easy and flavorful side dish: Spaghetti Squash with Pesto. We heard from so many of you last week after we shared our Whole30 Stuffed Cabbage recipe! You told us that you loved seeing some healthier, low-carb recipe options from us here on […]

Basil Chicken in Coconut-Curry Sauce

Back when my husband Jack and I first started dating – and we discovered our shared love of food and cooking – we used to take turns making dinner.  It was a fun way to impress each other – especially since we knew that the other person really appreciated a delicious, home-cooked meal! I still […]

Italian Sausage Sub with Toasted Fennel Aioli

Oh yum…I think you’re going to love this recipe! And don’t be mistaken by appearances – this may look like your average Italian sausage sub with mushrooms, peppers and onions.  But it’s so much more!  Our version of an Italian sausage sub is all about layering flavors – and that makes this a truly memorable […]

Tomato Jam

This Tomato Jam is a recipe we’ve been waiting anxiously to make (and share) for months!  My husband Jack first made this terrific jam last summer when we had more tomatoes from our garden than we knew what to do with.  We happily canned quite a few jars of this luscious and savory tomato jam […]

Grilled Basil Garlic Chicken Breasts

Today’s recipe for Grilled Basil Garlic Chicken Breasts is one of our go-to recipes for the summer, and it is great paired with the Grilled Balsamic Peaches recipe we shared with you yesterday! These grilled basil garlic chicken breasts use skin-on, boneless breasts and the skin helps keep the chicken super moist as it grills. […]

Caprese Salad

One of the things Jack and I look forward to most in the summer is the abundance of fresh tomatoes  – and this Caprese Salad is the perfect way to enjoy summer’s tomato crop! There’s nothing better than the taste of a freshly-picked tomato in our opinion, and because our summer growing season in New […]

Confetti Corn

We’ve started to see some great deals on fresh corn at our local market.  In fact, just the other day, I spotted twelve ears of corn for only $1.98!  Never one to pass up a good bargain, I filled a bag full of corn and starting dreaming up recipes! This recipe for Confetti Corn immediately […]

Pan Roasted Tomatoes with Herbs

We’ve been grilling a lot lately so we’re always looking for healthy and delicious side dishes to go along with our summertime meals.  These Pan Roasted Tomatoes with Herbs are a terrific option with grilled meats – plus they are quick and easy to make! Simply heat some olive oil in a large sauté pan.  […]

Spice Rub for Chicken

We eat chicken quite often at our house so we’re always experimenting with different ways to prepare this versatile and delicious meat.  Sometimes we eat chicken that has been marinated and grilled, or coated with a breading and baked. Other times we might do a quick sautéed chicken. Or – if time allows – we […]

Sundried Tomato and Basil Cream Cheese Spread

Whenever we have friends or family over for breakfast or brunch, my husband Jack makes this fabulous Sundried Tomato and Basil Cream Cheese Spread.  In fact, I sometimes think he invites people over just so he can make this recipe – he loves it so much! It’s a very simple recipe. Start with some softened […]

Pasta Primavera

Pasta Primavera is a delicious way to eat the fresh vegetables that are becoming abundant in local supermarkets at this time of the year.  The term ‘primavera’ or ‘la primavera’ means the season ‘spring’ in many of the Romance languages, and I can’t think of a better way to eat fresh, seasonal spring vegetables! Our […]

Prosciutto and Cheese Biscuits

My husband Jack has been experimenting with making breakfast biscuits over the last few weeks, and these Prosciutto and Cheese Biscuits are our newest family favorite!  This is actually another one of what we call an “A.I.” recipe – where Jack takes some “available ingredients” from the refrigerator and creates a terrific new meal! After […]


I absolutely love Pesto – tossed with pasta, on pizza, added as flavoring to a sauce, or even smeared onto corn on the cob instead of butter! And I’m a little embarrassed to admit that I’ve been caught eating pesto straight out of the container with a spoon – I just love it so much! […]

Italian Tomato Sauce

This recipe for Italian Tomato Sauce is a recipe that Jack has been working to perfect over the last few years. For Jack, a good Italian tomato sauce is a very personal thing and it brings back fond memories of his childhood. To this day, he clearly remembers the amazing smells coming from the pot […]

Dinner Party Series – Part 3: Herb Basted Salmon

For Day 3 of our Dinner Party Series, we’re sharing this recipe for Herb Basted Salmon.  Salmon is one of my favorite fish to eat, and Jack and I typically grill or broil it when we prepare it at home.  But I must say, this herb basted salmon was so moist and flavorful, this is […]

Marinara Sauce

PIN THIS RECIPE NOW! Boston’s historic North End neighborhood has a long-standing heritage, and it is famous for being the home of patriot Paul Revere and other colonial-era American landmarks.  But the North End is also sometimes referred to as Boston’s Little Italy, and it is equally famous for its Italian heritage!  The neighborhood is […]