Roasted Cherry Tomato Sauce

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Transform your garden cherry tomatoes into a rich and savory roasted cherry tomato sauce! It's made with five simple ingredients, and the sauce is ready to serve in under an hour. End of summer tomatoes are perfect for making fresh salsa, savory soups, and rich tomato sauce! Unlike other sauce recipes on the blog, this sauce uses sweet cherry tomatoes instead of Roma or larger tomatoes. A ...

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15 Must-Try Eggplant Recipes

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From Italian classics and spicy curries to savory Mediterranean dips - there is a little something for everyone. Eggplant is one of my favorite ingredients to cook with, and is the main ingredient in some of my favorite dishes here on the blog! I love cooking with it because of its meaty texture and savory taste. Eggplant (named after its egg-like shape) is a purple berry that usually ...

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20-Minute Cherry Tomato Pasta

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Make the most of your summer garden tomatoes and serve this simple and delicious cherry tomato pasta! Every bite sings with creamy tomato sauce, rich notes of parmesan, a little heat from red pepper flakes, and fresh basil. It's the tastiest and easiest pasta dish! My cherry tomato plants have been producing tons of sweet tomatoes this summer, and I've been trying different ways to put the ...

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Creamy Zucchini Soup

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Learn how to transform your simple summer zucchini into a creamy zucchini soup! The flavors are rich and easy to attain with simple ingredients. No cream is involved, instead, we use potatoes for a velvety smooth consistency and extra heartiness! When my garden has an abundance of summer zucchini, I always look for recipes to use them in. And this creamy zucchini soup is a delicious way to ...

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Panzanella Salad (Tuscan Bread Salad)

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Learn how to make Panzanella salad! A popular salad from northern Italy made with leftover bread, juicy summer tomatoes, cucumbers, and fresh basil. Drizzled over the salad is a simple olive oil and red wine vinegar dressing that brings all the flavors together! It's rustic Italian cooking at its finest. If you've never heard of putting bread in your salad, I'm here to convince you it's wo ...

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Kitchen Reveal

After personally designing our year-long home remodel, I am so excited to share my new kitchen and blog space! I am mixing things up a little today to share some behind-the-scenes of my kitchen remodel, also known as my new blogging space! This new kitchen was part of a massive year-long home remodel that Drew and I designed together, and my dad hand-built! I'm thrilled to show you how ...

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Chicken Parmesan Meatballs with Zucchini

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Learn how to make chicken parmesan meatballs with summer zucchini. They're tender, cheesy, and have all the classic flavors of chicken parmesan but in half the time! With my zucchini plants thriving, what better way to use them than with a meatball recipe! This chicken parmesan meatball with zucchini dish has quickly become one of our favorite dinners for a cozy night. Of course, alongside ...

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Honey Dijon Grilled Chicken Thighs

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This grilled chicken thigh recipe is sweet, tangy, and smoky! It's simple and fast, requires only five ingredients, and is perfect for your summer BBQ spread. One of the best things about making food in the summertime is getting to grill! I much prefer grilled chicken over oven-roasted. I love the charred smokey flavor it adds! And when that grill flavor is paired with this chicken and its ...

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Italian Pasta Salad

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This Italian pasta salad is the perfect side dish to compliment your favorite summer meal! Each bite is filled with juicy tomatoes, marinated artichokes, fresh herbs, salami, and parmesan-covered pasta noodles. It's bright and fresh in flavor and so easy to prepare! Pasta salad is the best of both worlds when it comes to salad! A little bit of pasta and a little bit of colorful vegetables ...

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Healthy Raspberry Oatmeal Bars

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These raspberry oatmeal bars are the perfect healthier dessert! They're soft & chewy in texture and are made with 6 wholesome ingredients that are gluten-free and vegan-friendly. You'll be so surprised by how EASY they are to prepare! I love to make these fruity raspberry bars for a sweeter breakfast or a healthier dessert! They're made with an oat and almond flour base that is natural ...

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Chicken Piccata Meatballs

A skillet pan with chicken piccata meatballs in sauce. The pan is sitting on a tan colored background with lemons, a bowl of capers, and fresh herbs arranged around it.

Learn how to make juicy chicken piccata meatballs! A fun twist on an Italian classic. These meatballs are filled with flavor from lemon, tangy capers, and fresh basil. It's a restaurant-worthy dish that you can make quickly at home! If you're familiar with Italian chicken piccata, then you will love this version of it! It has all the same flavors from the classic recipe, just reimagined in ...

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Classic Spinach Lasagna

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Learn how to make classic spinach lasagna with a perfect ricotta filling! Each layer is made of tender lasagne noodles, lots of fresh herbs, a blend of melty Italian cheeses, and cooked spinach for some greens. The taste is amazing, cheesy, and picky-eater approved. It's a recipe my family loves! Lasagna is one of my favorite foods in the world to eat! It's something my whole family enjoys ...

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