Summer Pasta Salad with Tomatoes, Peaches, Corn & Fresh Herbs

Summer Pasta Salad with Tomatoes, Peaches, Corn & Fresh Herbs

Memorial Day is this weekend and I am planning meals that I can make when my family comes to visit our beach house. We just planted herbs in our garden and I love being able to go out and pick them fresh to add to summer dishes. Just the aroma makes me feel good! This pasta salad is really like summer in a bowl! It uses much of the produce we associate with summer and it goes well with any grilled meat or fish as a refreshing cold or room temperature side dish.…
Eggs Simmered in Marinara Sauce

Eggs Simmered in Marinara Sauce

This is an easy and delicious way to make eggs for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It is actually an Italian version of Shakshuka, a Middle Eastern egg dish that is very popular lately. Instead of chile and cumin for spices, it uses Italian herbs and fresh basil. Otherwise it is the same idea of poaching the eggs in very hot simmering tomato sauce to cook them. All you need is a jar of your favorite marinara sauce and some vegetables, fresh herbs & basil. I used fresh tomatoes, mushrooms, peppers, spinach and onions.…
Pineapple, Papaya Salsa

Pineapple, Papaya Salsa

Salsa is a "must have" with almost any Mexican meal. It is the perfect appetizer with chips and guacamole before dinner, or it can be the special touch on top of grilled fish. This Pineapple, Papaya Salsa adds a refreshing, zingy flavor to regular tomato salsa. Ingredients: * a ripe pineapple (or already cut up pineapple pieces from the grocery - look for the brightest yellow) * a small ripe papaya or mango (look for the ones that press in when lightly squeezed) * 1/4 of a red onion * 1 ripe tomato…