Three-Cheese Spinach LasagnaPasta with Clam SauceMini Lemon TartsFeta-Stuffed Glazed Chicken QuartersEdamame Dip with Pita CrispsOrzo VeggiesSpaghetti CarbonaraShrimp with Chimichurri Dipping SauceFresh Strawberry PieFresh Strawberry Sponge Cake
My mother-in-law loves this lasagna, so I make it for her every time we visit. It's a "white" lasagna, which seems simpler to me to make than lasagna with red sauce. I toss just about any kind of seasonal greens into it.
Recipe:Three-Cheese Spinach Lasagna
I've been making this recipe for years - that is when I have fresh parsley and lemons, which are a must.
Recipe:Pasta with Clam Sauce
My kids love these little lemon tarts, that contain only 3 simple ingredients. Just give the kids a juicer and a rotary mixer then let'em go. For a video of me and the kids making the tarts click here.
Recipe:Mini Lemon Tarts
My go-to chicken dish that's equally as good with chicken thighs as the leg quarters shown here. Save the remains for a quick flavorful stock.
Recipe:Feta-Stuffed Glazed Chicken Quarters
Edamame just seems spring-like to me. I always have a bag in the freezer for fritatas, pasta, and this hummus. And for the occasional twisted ankle.
Recipe:Edamame Dip with Pita Crisps
I've nick-named this fresh mix the "ultimate potluck dish." Why? Because it travels well and lends itself to infinite variations.
Carbonara is the ultimate pantry dish that's good enough to serve guests. It's also a great dish to add vegetables too - such as zucchini here.
This time of year my garden is full of parsley, mint, oregano, thyme and sage - everything but hot-tempered basil. This chimichurri adapts well to any herb and is my all-purpose sauce.
Recipe:Shrimp with Chimichurri Dipping Sauce
When I picked 8 quarts of strawberries last Saturday, I had this recipe in mind. After tasting the pie, I thought "this tastes more like a strawberry than a strawberry itself!" The strawberries' natural juice is the glue that holds the berries together.
Recipe:Fresh Strawberry Pie
Relish food stylist Teresa Blackburn makes food as great to look at as it is to eat. This simple strawberry shortcake is from her blog, which is a feast for the eyes. Check it out.
Recipe:Fresh Strawberry Sponge Cake