As summer slides into fall, I find myself savoring the flavors of the sunny season. I am truly enjoying the last of the peaches, squash and corn until they come again next June. Late summer tomatoes, fresh herbs and citrus fill the final hot weeks. As the days get shorter, I am craving quick and easy meals that are not only light and fresh but feel special and celebratory as we say goodbye to summer.
As this blog showcases, I have a HUGE sweet tooth. I get asked all the time how I stay slim when I am baking almost everyday. First, it's all about moderation: A little bit of everything and a lot of nothing. Taste everything, eat nothing! I love to try everything but usually just a couple bites satisfies.
I am continuing my "Martha Challenge" this week with two amazing dinner recipes (check out my Martha Challenge favorites including Spiderweb Florentines and the September issue's Chicken and Broccoli Mac-and-Cheese).
Most nights we eat grilled chicken or fish with rice and vegetables. As the weather starts to get cooler though, I crave comfort food. Casseroles and one-pot dinners with layers of favor that warm the soul. Nothing does that quite like lasagna. It's the meal that everyone remembers their mom making growing up. It's warm, comforting and, well ... delizioso!