Roasted Asparagus with Lemon Parmesan Bread Crumbs

Fresh asparagus spears crusted in lemon Parmesan bread crumbs and roasted until golden brown. Call them crunchy asparagus fries. They come complete with an entirely optional, lemon vinaigrette on the side. For dipping, dunking or drizzling over top…. 

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Greek Pita Bread, Chickpea and Feta Salad

A Greek twist on one of my favorites, Panzanella or bread salad. With toasted pita bread, chickpeas, feta, cucumber, tomatoes, olives, and red onions tossed all together with a sunny lemon vinaigrette. A flavor fest…. 

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Roasted Mozzarella Potatoes

Mozzarella cheese takes perfectly roasted potatoes to delicious new heights. Yukon gold potatoes roasted with Italian seasonings then smothered in mozzarella cheese are baked until golden brown and gooey.

You don’t often see potatoes and mozzarella used a lot together but I’m here to say they are a happy marriage. There’s more to life for mozzarella than pizza and pasta. … 

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Baked Butternut Squash Risotto

Luxurious baked risotto with cubes of roasted butternut squash and Parmesan cheese. No need to stand at the stove babysitting your risotto! This baked version cooks up just as creamy if not creamier than it’s stove-top counterpart. Pinky swear…. 

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Cheesy Skillet Tex-Mex Rice

Skillet Tex-Mex rice with black olives, red bell peppers, corn, chili powder and sharp cheddar cheese. The moment I set eyes on this I had to have it but the technique, at first, totally scared me off. I kept coming back to it until I finally caved from wanton food lust.

The original recipe from the Kitchn tells you to crank the heat up to medium so the cheese can caramelize a.k.a. burn so you have charred black bits of cheddar cheese floating throughout your rice. Which, by the way they swear is “this side of heaven”. … 

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