Layered Eggplant, Zucchini and Tomato Casserole

Think of this as an Italian ratatouille. Or a vegetable lasagna, without the noodles. However you slice it I think you’re going to like it. Strips of fresh roasted vegetables layered with herbs that results in a fantastic main course or side dish. Make this recipe with feta, chopped olives and red onion to create…

Tomato Pesto

My July-August Cook’s Illustrated magazine came in a few weeks ago and I swear I earmarked every single recipe in this edition! My first attempt at this set of recipes was a complete success. I learned pesto is more than a puree of basil and pine nuts. It can use a variety of vegetables, nuts…

Cooking with Friends!

It’s one thing to cook for friends, but quite another to cook with friends. I have such great memories of cooking with my mom, grandmother, my fiancee, friends and even old boyfriends! The cutest stories come out of the kitchen. Earlier this week when my brother David, and his girlfriend Ally, stopped in D.C. for…

Tomato Gruyere Camembert Tart

This delightful and savory tart is from the blog the daily green. I added my own touches to it, marked by italics. I made it as a side to salmon, although a white fish or just a big salad would pair nicely. It’s also a great brunch treat. It’s so versatile — don’t you just…