Cooking Method: Boiling

Lemon Mushroom Chicken

I am having a hard time adjusting to being an "empty nester". The only good thing is that I can make things the girls hate, like mushrooms! This delicious creamy lemony chicken is prepared in a skillet and sautéed with mushrooms. This is pretty much a chicken piccata, but without capers and with mushrooms.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings

Orange Mashed Potatoes

These Orange Mashed Potatoes are divine. I used fresh oranges off our tree. It sounds a bit strange, but the are really good!

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yields: 6 Servings

Spaghetti with Tomatoes and Basil

This recipe for Spaghetti with Tomatoes and Basil is loosely based on a recipe in The Silver Palate Cookbook. It's a great method using fresh, ripe, summer tomatoes.
Summer cooking implies a sense of immediacy, a capacity to capture the essence of the fleeting moment. Elizabeth David

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yields: 4 - 6 Servings

Skillet Chicken Parmesan with Artichokes

This Skillet Chicken Parmesan with Artichokes makes a great weeknight meal. It's all done in one skillet for easy cleanup.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings

Quinoa, Sweet Peppers, Arugula & Fig Salad with Orange Muscat Champagne Vinaigrette

While no single food can supply all the essential life sustaining nutrients, quinoa comes as close as any other in the plant or animal kingdom. Quinoa is gluten-free, high in protein and one of the few plant foods that contain all nine essential amino acids. This Quinoa, Sweet Peppers, Arugula & Fig Salad with Orange Muscat Champagne Vinaigrette is a great way to try quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah).

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yields: 4 - 6 Servings

Parmesan Chicken, Broccoli and Rice

Parmesan Chicken, Broccoli and Rice is all done in one pan. This makes for easy clean up. It's also a family friendly recipe and delicious, perfect for a busy weeknight meal.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings

Israeli Couscous with Chopped Vegetables, Chickpeas, and Artichokes

Israeli couscous" is actually pasta, it's also called pearl couscous. This Israeli Couscous with Chopped Vegetables, Chickpeas, and Artichokes is a perfect dish to bring on a picnic or outdoor concert. I used Trader Joe's Harvest Blend Israeli Couscous.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yields: 4 - 6 Servings

Pasta with Bacon, Corn, Parmesan, Basil & Lemon Cream

Fresh summer corn makes a delicious pasta mix-in.This Pasta with Bacon, Corn, Parmesan, Basil & Lemon Cream is a wonderfully summery pasta dish. I used Trottole pasta which is in the shape of spinning tops.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yields: 6 Servings

Potato Salad with Bacon and Capers

When talking potato salads, there two camps, those who love a creamy style and those who prefer a tangy one. This Potato Salad with Bacon and Capers fits into the tangy category and is great for any outdoor party.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Yields: 6 Servings

Mashed Potato Casserole with Sage and Fontina

There's no need to slave away making mashed potatoes at the last minute! This creamy, cheesy, crispy baked mashed-potato casserole is the perfect make-ahead dish. The potatoes get mashed with a creamy, tangy mix of crème fraîche, fontina, butter, parsley and sage. It's simply divine.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • Yields: 8 - 10 Servings