Garden Pesto

  I don’t know about you, but I just love the smell of fresh basil.  For the last two weeks our garden has been producing beautiful basil plants, zucchini flowers (blossoms) and small tomatoes.  My husband goes out there every morning before the direct sunlight reaches the garden to water all the plants and pick […]

Homemade Manicotti

I mentioned I was thinking about making manicotti for Easter this year and received a resounding YES!  I hadn’t made them in a long time and I was looking for a light pasta type dish to add as an entree.  Well, these “melt in your mouth manicotti” did not disappoint.  Everyone enjoyed them and I […]

Crepes

  One of my absolute favorite treats is fresh crepes.  Making crepes brings back a ton of memories of helping my mom make them for Christmas dinner.  She probably had me make hundreds of them on her little crepe machine since back then we had so many people for every holiday.  I never asked her […]

Butternut Squash Risotto

October is a beautiful time of year here in New York and a delicious way to embrace the season is by making butternut squash risotto.  So many people I know get excited when they read butternut squash risotto listed on restaurant menus, but they all seem to think that it is a difficult dish to […]

Pasta with Fresh Tomatoes

Today’s lunch included tomatoes and basil from my garden and I only wish there was a way for you to smell my kitchen right now! My little gardening project shocked us this year by pumping out endless amounts of tomatoes, zucchini, zucchini blossoms and basil.    It has been tremendous fun to build lunch and dinner […]

Ricotta Gnocchi

  One of my favorite things to do is make pasta.  I love the freedom fresh pasta offers.  Just knowing that I can fill, stuff or create a new variation is so exciting to me! Gnocchi is a pasta I usually stay away from eating because I am not a fan of feeling completely full […]