For the past few summers, I have been really jealous of my neighbor's basil. Her garden has the most abundant and tasty basil! I am keeping my fingers crossed that this summer's garden produces a winner. My kids love pesto, and it is a staple in my fridge. Basil Pesto 1 bunch of basil 1/3 C virgin olive oil (first cold pressed) 3 cloves of garlic 1/3 C walnuts (or pine nuts or combo) 1/4 C Reggiano Parmesan cheese (grated from the block) pinch of kosher salt (more or less to
Summer is all about eating and enjoying the freshest herbs and vegetables. I plant a variety of tomatoes and make fresh sauce throughout the summer, but my bruschetta with fresh tomatoes and basil is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! I serve it as an appetizer with bread, mixed in with pasta, and as a side with fish and chicken. Yum! Tina's Tomato Bruschetta..Bon Apetit! There is nothing better than a fresh tomato bruschetta in the summertime, especially with tomatoes picked right from your ga
I found this picture online and have become completely obsessed. It's a Flour Shop in NYC original. I have not recreated it yet..but I am going to make it happen sooner than later. This screams...work of art cake decorating at it's best! And...the candy inside..dream come true! If you live in NYC, then you can purchase this at The Flour Shop. https://flourshop.com/ I don't think this is an impossible endeavor. I started researching colored cake mixes online and found Pillsbur
There are so many great chicken wing recipes, but the one I'm posting is E-A-S-Y and delish! Perfect for parties, summer outings, and an easy appetizer that all will enjoy. I'm not sure when I came across this recipe, but it can't be beat. My family devours these wings up. I make it a lot in the fall and winter, and it's a staple for football get togethers. 1 Bottle teriyaki sauce 1/4 Cup brown sugar 1/4 Cup honey 1 Teaspoon minced garlic 5 Pounds of wings Place chicken in a
If you haven't experienced a lake vacation, you must put this on your to do list. This was an amazing family week in Meredith, NH. After many years of vacationing on Martha's Vineyard, I decided that we MUST do something different. We had never been to Lake Winnipesaukee, and I had it in my head that, "We were going to a lake!" There are a lot of choices of towns to stay in along the lake: Meredith, Wolfeboro, Moultonboro, Guilford, Alton, and Laconia (popular for bike week).