Celebrate summer with fresh cucumbers, tomatoes and red onions tossed with spaghetti and drenched with an Italian-style dressing enriched with Parmesan, sesame seeds, poppy seeds, paprika, garlic powder seasoned salt and cayenne.
A chicken breast starts out on the grill and ends up on the stove in this lovely dish of middle-eastern inspiration. The grilled chicken is covered with a rich and melting mascarpone sauce with capers and chopped dates, presented on a mound of hot couscous, and topped with fresh tomato and cucumber.
At the end of the summer everyone tries to give each other extra zucchini from the garden. Use some in this delightful, veggie-packed pork soup, enough to feed a dinner party. Mushrooms, tomatoes, onions and bell peppers make it full-bodied and delicious!
This savory Italian-inspired soup is full of cannellini beans, fresh Swiss chard, and tiny pasta. A piece of Parmesan cheese rind builds a deep base of flavor -- but use grated Parmesan if you don't have one.
Italian-style tomatoes go for a brief simmer with tender white cannellini beans and garden-fresh spinach. Serve over hot penne and spoon crumbled bits of feta cheese over the top for a creamy sharp bite with every mouthful.