Light and refreshing, this Mediterranean Rice Bowl is easy to make plus the perfect side dish to any summer dinner or BBQ with friends! Made with rice, tuna, artichokes, olives, sweet corn and fresh herbs then served chilled, it’s both flavorful and a crowd-pleaser! Cold, refreshing and the perfect sideRead More →

Italian Fresh Vegetable Pasta Salad is a vibrant and refreshing dish that combines al dente pasta with fresh basil, fresh mozzarella and a variety of crisp, colorful vegetables. It’s the perfect summer vegetarian side dish or light meal that can easily be customized and ready in less than 30 minutes! Read More →

Flavorful, hearty and wholesome this Fresh Tomato Eggplant Casserole is made with a rich homemade tomato sauce that is combined with tender sautéed eggplant. Layered with pasta and mozzarella, it’s then baked until bubbly for a comforting and satisfying vegetarian meal!  This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosureRead More →

When it comes to Italian comfort food, one dish stands out as a true gem – Eggplant Parmigiana. Also known as Eggplant Parmesan, this traditional dish made with layers of fried eggplant, a delicious pureed tomato sauce, and melted mozzarella and parmesan cheese. It’s a perfect choice for gatherings withRead More →

Light and delicious Eggplant Caprese combines a classic caprese salad with grilled eggplant. This is the best summer dish when tomatoes and eggplant are in season. Add some balsamic vinegar for a tangy dressing and you get an amazing summer side dish or light main dish full of fresh flavors.Read More →

Parmesan crusted beef burgers are a mouthwatering twist on the classic burger, adding a savory element to the juicy beef patty. The combination of grated Parmesan cheese both in and on top of the burger elevates the burger’s flavor and grilled onions and tomatoes take it to a whole newRead More →

Savory bite size Grilled Zucchini Roll-Ups are made with thinly sliced grilled zucchini then rolled up with a cheese and prosciutto filling before being baked with breadcrumbs and Parmesan. These healthy and flavorful small bites are the perfect appetizer for any summer gathering!  I first made these grilled zucchini roll-upsRead More →

Zucchini and shrimp pasta is a light and satisfying Italian meal with tender shrimp, crisp zucchini, and flavorful pasta tossed with garlic and olive oil. It’s simple yet filling enough for a summertime weeknight pasta dinner but could also be served for any special occasion!  This shrimp and pasta dishRead More →

Tuna and mozzarella stuffed tomatoes are a delicious and easy appetizer that are perfect for any occasion. The combination of the juicy cherry tomatoes, savory tuna, and creamy mozzarella cheese creates a burst of flavors in your mouth. I love making these in the summer when fresh tomatoes are abundant,Read More →

Mouthwatering, satisfying and wholesome this Cheesy Grilled Zucchini and Tomato Bake is made with tender grilled zucchini and roasted tomatoes that are layered casserole style in a baking dish with herbs, spices, and cheese, and then baked until golden and bubbly! It’s the perfect side dish or serve it duringRead More →