Last weekend my girlfriends and I went to Josephine for a girls night and we had the most amazing meal. We ordered several different things on the menu to share and I think the Zucchini and Squash Ribbon Salad was unanimously our favorite dish. It inspired me to go home and make my own version!
I have posted my turkey burger recipe here before (it's one of my absolute faves). I thought that I would revamp them into sliders for this weekend's Super Bowl.
I had the in-laws over for dinner last night and I wanted to make something simple but hearty and delicious. This Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe & Sausage dish is from Ina Garten's Barefoot Contessa Foolproof cookbook was the perfect solution. It was easy to make and I made a couple of edits (ok, several) that better suited the ingredients that I had at home (sometimes Ina gets uppity with her ingredients—what is broccoli rabe anyway?).
Jacobs loves zucchini so I am always looking for new ways to cook it. This is such a fun recipe to serve with burgers (try my turkey burgers here) or as an appetizer. I also think that it would be a great healthy alternative at a football party! Here's the recipe!
We recently spent a weekend in Boston and it seems like all we did was eat (much like every vacation we go on!)—days filled with oysters, lobster rolls, clam chowders and hot dogs at baseball games. Needless to say, when we got home I was ready to get back into our regular routine of healthy (and simple) eating. I love fine dinning at restaurants but honestly would rather eat a home cooked meal.
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!