Easy Cheesy Roasted Tomatoes
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Easy Cheesy Roasted Tomatoes | Dawn's Recipes

I love all the local varieties of fresh tomatoes available in the summer. There are so many delicious ways to serve them. One of my favorite ways is to roast them. It really brings out the flavor, and it is such a simple way to prepare them.  … Continue Reading →

Fresh Basil and Pine Nut Pesto
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Fresh Basil and Pine Nut Pesto

Between my herb garden and my CSA shares, I’ve been getting lots and lots of basil lately. That inevitably leads to pesto. I have a recipe I’ve been using for a while already posted on this site, but I like this version just a little bit more. It was given to me by a friend of mine. … Continue Reading →

Summer Vegetable Stew
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Summer Vegetable Stew

I’ve had this recipe, or some variation of it, in my collection for I don’t know how long. I’m not even sure where the original came from. What I do know is that it’s one of my husband’s favorite ways to eat vegetables. Since he thinks vegetables are an “optional” part of any meal, I do what I can to get him excited about them.While I was making this yesterday, my husband said the aroma took him back to his Italian grandmother’s kitchen. Simple foods from the earth, probably grown in their very own garden. … Continue Reading →

Eating My Way Around the Blogosphere
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Eggplant Parmesan Casserole

Where does the time go? I’ve had so much going on in the past several weeks, I can barely remember my own name. In summary, I lost a grandfather, discovered my cat has cancer, and learned I was pregnant. I’m very happy about that last part, but not so much about the rest. I won’t get into details here, but for those of you interested, you may read more about those events on my other blog. Needless to say, with all that’s been going on, I haven’t had much time to get creative with my cooking. And now that things … Continue Reading →