Cuisine: Cheese

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

Fresh Tomato and Basil Quiche

This Fresh Tomato and Basil Quiche is a quick and easy dinner option especially in the summertime when the basil and tomatoes are in peak season. Pair it with a crisp green salad and, of course, a glass of cold chardonnay!

By Leslie Blythe

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

Commander’s Palace Garlic Bread

Commander's Palace has been a New Orleans landmark since 1893.The winner of six James Beard Foundation Awards, Commander's Palace has evolved into a culinary legend. This Commander's Palace Garlic Bread has an alarming amount of butter, but that's what makes it SO delicious.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yields: 1 loaf of garlic bread

Chicken Basil Sausage and Artichoke Lasagna Skillet

Lasagna, in general, is too much work. I am too lazy and do not like to make it, so lasagna is a rare occurrence in my house. This Chicken Basil Sausage and Artichoke Lasagna Skillet is WAY easier and the chicken and artichokes is a nice change from the traditional lasagna. It's all done in one skillet and ready in about 30 minutes.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 35 mins
  • Yields: 6 Servings

Fresh Fig, Burrata with Basil and Balsamic Glaze

Fresh Fig, Burrata with Basil and Balsamic Glaze is what you make when you have a fig tree with ripe figs and burrata. I served this and people were hesitant until they tried it. Let's just say it was gone in a flash.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings

Mozzarella, Orzo, and Snap Pea Salad

When you buy 3 pounds of mozzarella balls, this is one way to start to use them up - Mozzarella, Orzo, and Snap Pea Salad! This salad is fresh tasting and can be made in advance.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yields: 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

Mexican Chicken, Corn & Black Bean Cornbread Casserole

This Mexican Chicken, Corn & Black Bean Cornbread Casserole only takes 5 minutes prep time. The creamy chicken filling is topped with cheesy cornbread. I used some taco seasoning which I bought in Santa Fe New Mexico which was VERY hot! I happen to like it that way, not sure about the rest of my family!

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yields: 6 Servings

Chicken & Broccoli Salad with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing

This Chicken & Broccoli Salad with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing is a great salad to serve on a hot summer's night. I've always loved things you can made ahead.

By Leslie Blythe

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