Pasta Caprese

When the summer farm stands are spilling over with ripe tomatoes and bunches of fragrant basil, dinner practically makes itself.  All you need to do is tear some juicy tomatoes with your hands and toss them in a bowl with prepared pasta, creamy burrata, and a no-cook sauce of olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper, …

Maple Granola

  Granola comes in endless variations, but this irresistible take on the classic is destined to become your household go-to.  Packed with a toasty mix of rolled oats, nuts, and dried coconut and sweetened with pure maple syrup, it gets an addictively savory edge from a teaspoon of salt.  Makes 7 cups. 3 cups old-fashioned …

Spanish Tortilla

An appetizer wins extra points with me if it has temperature flexibility, meaning I can serve it hot, cold or at room temperature.  A thick-Spanish tortilla made with eggs, layers of tender-cooked potatoes, peppers chorizo, and sweet caramelized onions absolutely fills that requirements.  Besides being an all-star party bite, it's also excellent for picnics, potlucks, or a casual …

Smoked Tuna Spread

How to make Tasty Smoked Tuna Spread Preparation time:  10 mins Cooking time:  none Serves: 4 Ingredients 3 tablespoons mayonnaise 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon sweet relish 1/2 teaspoon dried dill 1/4 teaspoon liquid smoke 5-ounce can oil-packed light tuna, drained 1 celery stalk, finely chopped 1 scallion (white and green parts), finely chopped Kosher …

Simple Tomato Tart

How to make a simple tomato tart

How to make a simple tomato tart Preparation time:  15 mins cooking time:  25 mins time:  25 mins How to make a simple tomato tart Ingredients: makes 9-inch tart 2 medium tomatoes, thinly sliced 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 sheet thawed puff pastry, from a 17.3-ounce box 1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 1/4 teaspoon dried …

Crispy Kale Chips

How to make crispy kale chips

Preparation time:15 mins Cooking time:20 mins Serves:4 Bunch of kale washed and thoroughly dried 2 tablespoons olive oil Kosher salt or sea salt How to make Crispy Kale Chips: Steps: 1.   How to make crispy kale chips is very easy and just one step procedure.  Preheat the oven to 275 degrees F .  Place the kale leaves on …