Homemade croutons are a cinch to make and SO much better than store-bought. An underrated snack on their own, they're also a great way to jazz up salads, soups and pasta dishes.
Proof that simple is often best! Serve as an app or as part of a larger spread for a main meal.
Tomato confit uses a slow cooking technique to turn even ho-hum tomatoes into wow-wow tomatoes. It's a fabulous way to utilize average/out of season tomatoes, or to use up a bumper crop of cherry tomatoes at the end of summer. Makes a delicious appetizer or side.
Our spin on chimichurri! Having a go-to everything herb sauce in your repertoire is important - it adds that extra layer of bright piquancy to any dish from meats to roasted veggies to rice, or can save any part of a meal that comes out overcooked or just needing a little something more.