Watermelon Pizza

Nothing is more refreshing than a wedge of juicy watermelon on a hot summer day. For a fun little twist, add some yogurt and fruit and call it pizza. Set out a toppings bar and have your kids make their own. It’s a perfect little treat for your Labor Day celebration!

Crispy Parmesan Snap Peas

Another easy to assemble recipe from The Forest Feast Gatherings cookbook. If fact, this is so easy it’s not really a recipe as much as it is combining 4 ingredients and baking them. This can be served as an appetizer or a vegetable side. You could swap other veggies for the snap peas. I think…

Pickled Summer Vegetables

Refreshingly crunchy, slightly sweet and sour with a hint of salt. What a fabulous way to enjoy the abundance of fresh summer vegetables. Our garden is currently overflowing with cucumbers, cabbage and celery so I find myself making this easy summer salad frequently. It’s become a family favorite. You can use a variety of vegetables,…

Baked Eggplant with Fresh Tomato Basil Sauce

Here’s an easier, lighter version of eggplant Parmesan. Using fresh from the garden eggplant, tomatoes and basil, you’ve got the beginnings of eggplant parm. The fat and calorie heft of traditional eggplant Parmesan comes from the breading and frying of the eggplant and the pounds of cheese that is layered between the slices. For my…