Italian Panzanella Salad

Italian Panzanella Salad

This salad! I can’t get enough of it! It’s all the best things summer has to offer. Fresh herbs, bright and ripe veggies, of course bread and the icing on the cake is mozzarella cheese!

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Garden Fresh Pesto

Garden Fresh Pesto

I love summertime because all the fresh vegetables, fruits and herbs are readily available. And I’m lucky enough to have an herb garden in my backyard that grows the most bountiful herbs, they pretty much beg to be picked and thrown into a summertime recipe. Which in turn, makes for amazing pesto!

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Baked Eggplant Parmesan Stackers

Baked Eggplant Parmesan Stackers

Eggplant Parm’, easily one of my favorite dishes. However, I’ve only been eating it for the last 9 years. Eggplant wasn’t a vegetable my family cooked with but after meeting Mike (my very Jersey-Italian husband) and his mom I quickly developed a liking for this classic Italian dish.

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Chicken Piccata with Shallot

Chicken Piccata with Shallot

You've got to give this one a try. It sounds and looks fancy but it's really not, it's actually pretty easy. The whole thing (including sides) comes together in about 45-60 min, even less after you've made it a few times.

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GIADA'S NEW and IMPROVED LEMON RICOTTA COOKIES

GIADA'S NEW and IMPROVED LEMON RICOTTA COOKIES

YUMM! Who doesn't love a lemon cookie?

Giada calls this her "New and Improved" recipe, the difference between the two are the type of ricotta and chilling the cookie dough. I've road tested the new edition a few times and every time they turn out perfectly and taste delicious.

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Caprese Salad

Caprese Salad

Obviously, there really isn't much to this recipe but I thought it was worth a post b/c I rarely see many Caprese salads made with anything except red tomatoes. 

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