Tag Archives: Basil

Every Veggie & Tomato Soup

After a marathon day of meal prep this past weekend, our freezer is now full. Well – my friend’s freezer that is.  In about a week she will be having her first baby (!!) and so a few of us spent the day putting together small meals that they can pull out of the freezer […]

One Pot Pasta

I came home ravenous last night after my first real run of the season. It felt great to get moving again but I needed to make something that was fast, easy and hard to mess up so that I could engage in some necessary r&r. In previous weeks I’d seen a few recipes for this method […]

Bruschetta

As my comfort in the kitchen expands, I’m finding more and more joy in planning, preparing, and serving a full meal to family and friends.  Sunday was my first year hosting Easter.  My father made a traditional Ukrainian Easter bread (paska) and the hubs and I prepared a non-traditional dinner of pot roast, jalapeno cornbread […]

Basil & Parsley Pesto

With LOADS of fresh parsley this week I was excited to make a sauce that I could freeze and/or keep in the fridge a bit longer than the fresh herbs would survive.  After browsing through several recipes I landed on this one that was an equal ratio of basil to parsley.  I’m going to keep […]

Our House Pasta Sauce

In March of 2010, while we were still in our early dating phase, the hubs invited me over for a home cooked meal.  I was fully impressed and simultaneously intimidated when this sauce came to the table!  After years of working in kitchens, he had slowly picked up various ways to make shifts to this […]

Caprese Toothpicks

  This weekend, 4 of my close friends and I packed ourselves into the car with lots of wine, bags filled with sweatpants, an assortment of groceries and enjoyed our 7th annual winter getaway!  Our main goals for this weekend are to ‘disconnect’ from the world, reconnect with one another, and just do whatever we […]