Bean and Kale Ragout

Bean and Kale Ragout

This recipe is a great way to use up the kale, tomatoes, fresh herbs, and garlic from your CSA or garden. You can make this dish entirely with fresh ingredients (if you have them) or some canned vegetables – which is what I did this time. Using pre-cut or canned ingredients can also save prep time and a lot of the chopping. I also added some leftover smoked bratwurst that we had made for a cookout the night before. It gave the whole dish a delicious smoky flavor and extra protein, making it a complete one-pot meal.
My Secret Weapon in the Kitchen

My Secret Weapon in the Kitchen

As I mentioned in my last post, the secret to being a great cook is investing in high quality cookware. People ask me all the time, “what is the best cookware to buy?” My answer is that every kitchen needs one set of premium, heavy-duty stainless steel pots and pans and a few really good non-stick pans. 
Celebrate with Caprese Chicken

Celebrate with Caprese Chicken

Celebrate the end of summer with this recipe for Caprese Chicken, layered with juicy vine-ripened tomatoes, creamy mozzarella cheese, and fragrant fresh basil. This recipe is a quick and easy dinner idea for when you want to keep it simple and only use a couple of ingredients.