Italian Stuffed Peppers 

This time of year, I’m focused on easy meals made with in-season ingredients. It’s always important to eat what’s fresh, but in the summer that’s much easier to do. And in the scorching heat no one wants to stand over the stove for 2 hours or heat up the house through an oven that’s roasting…

Strawberry Citrus Salad

Every Spring my excitement for strawberries overshadows my sorrow for the dwindling citrus season.It’s so weird. I feel like juicy, bright-colored fruit, like citrus, should be celebrated in the summer. And I guess it is, hello lemonade. Growing up in Florida I took for granted the ability to pluck an orange from the tree whenever…

Strawberry Dark Cocoa Crostata with Basil Whipped Cream

It’s strawberry season! We’ve already polished off the first of many overflowing buckets of berries. They’re juicy, as sweet as sugar, and perfect enough to eat on their own. But, it’s so much fun to transform them. Strawberries and chocolate are a phenomenal pair. Strawberries and basil are the Laverne and Shirley of the culinary world….

Harvest Pasta

This time of year the trees are cooking up a feast for our eyes. It’s exhilarating. Reds, oranges, yellows mixing with the year’s last shades of green. With that comes a drop in temperatures. That tends to inspire soups and stews, but I let it feed a desire to use color in my creations.

Caprese Pockets

It’s tomato time. It makes me feel like an addict.I can’t leave the farmers’ market without stocking up. And if I see heirloom varieties or Romas, forget it. I feel the need to buy them all. Isn’t there a support group for this? Maybe I could start one. You know how violet turns into a…