Swiss Chard Pesto

I have so much chard growing in my garden. I have actually had to ask friends to come and pick it. Our household just can’t eat it fast enough. Honestly, we have been getting kind of sick of it. Chard is one of those greens that just grows and grows and grows without any sign…

Basil Almond Pesto

As you know by now, I am a sucker for pasta. Every single carb laden delicious version. Ravioli, lasagna, linguine, simple penne with red sauce, anything I can get my hands on, I devour! There isn’t a pasta that I don’t love. Another thing I love is fast food. Not fast food restaurant fast food but…

Southwestern Stuffed Peppers

I don’t intentionally eat vegetarian but more and more I find myself making dishes without meat. This is more out of laziness than out of any moral persuasion. I always have a bounty of fresh vegetables from the farmers market and my garden. Staples like rice and pasta keep very well in the cupboards so…

Tomato Cream Sauce

Some many tomatoes! The hot weather has brought a glut of tomatoes to the farmers markets and vegetable stands that I like to go to. I can’t help myself and I always buy them…Too many of them. I have been making so many different tomato recipes and I love it! This one is a standout…

Roasted Cherry Tomatoes & Sausages

As promised, here is the recipe for my super easy Roasted Cherry Tomatoes & Sausages. I made this recipe a few days ago for a couple of reasons, 1) I had a lot of cherry tomatoes left over from my farmers market purchases and 2) Roomie #2 was cooking in the kitchen as well that…

Linguine with Clams, Bacon, and Tomatoes

Here is another fast recipe for a weeknight dinner. This pasta dish takes a few of my favorite things and pulls them together in one great dish: clams, tomatoes, and the almighty bacon. It’s quick and easy and tastes very fresh. Since I live in Hawaii, and am very far removed from the wonderful, briny cold water…

Fast Tomato Sauce

As you can tell from many of my recipes, being able to make something fast is important to me. Yes, I love to take an afternoon and bake but when it comes to weeknight dinner, I want to have some hot and tasty and wonderful in front of me within 30 minutes. Pasta or soups…