Summer Scafata

Oh, my goodness people. Please make this soon. This seems very simple. Boring, even. And Zucchini? Please. But everything comes together and cooks and becomes….divine. I was doing a happy dance in the kitchen after my first bowl of this.  This is a simple vegetable stew that will make you believe in veggies.  After about … Continue reading

Summer Surprise Strawberry Salad

OK a few things: This isn’t just for summer. I mean you could make it any time. But summer strawberries are much better. This is the only recipe I have created MYSELF, thus far. So this is an Emily Original Culinary Creation. Like most good things, this was created sort of by accident. My friends … Continue reading

Thanksgiving: Side dish–Confetti Corn

I love this dish. I’ve made it for a New Year’s dinner, and now it has a place in my T-day repertoire. It’s easy, fast, and really tasty. The original recipe specifies summer fresh corn, but by using frozen, you can make this anytime of year. It’s also a good chance to practice your knife … Continue reading

Greek Village Salad

There are a lot of ingredients here, but this is just knife work, can opening, drizzling, and assembling. Really. It’s super-easy.  If you can’t find all the ingredients, the only things that must be in it to be Greek are tomatoes, onions, olives and cheese. I got this recipe from The Oliver and the Caper, which … Continue reading

Roasted asparagus

Simple, easy, classic–and the best way to eat asparagus (In my opinion) Asparagus spears Salt and pepper extra virgin olive oil Preheat over to 400. Lay out asparagus on a rimmed baking sheet. Trim the asparagus (do this by bending the strips in half and discard the  bottom portion), place on baking sheet, and drizzle … Continue reading