Tag Archives: summer dinner

No-Cook Recipes: Whipped Ricotta Toast with Heirloom Tomatoes

I read an article the other day where a Southern chef said that during the summer, all she wants to eat are tomato sandwiches. I can relate. When it gets super hot outside and I sweat just from standing in … Continue reading

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Heirloom Tomato Tart with Roasted Corn and Basil

This is one of those dinners that looks super intimidating to make but is actually really easy. All you need is an oven and puff pastry. You’ll also need tomatoes, basil, corn, ricotta, and cotija, but I’ll get to that … Continue reading

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Elote with Chili Rub and Cotija Cheese

I used to hate grilled corn. When I was little, my family would go strawberry picking at a local farm during the summer and we’d always get lunch there afterward. My sister would order corn on the cob wrapped in … Continue reading

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No-Cook Recipes: Sungold Gazpacho with Homemade Croutons

When the weather in St. Louis gets unbearably warm and nothing will cool me down, I turn to gazpacho. It’s healthier than my usual go-to, ice cream, and almost as delicious. Gazpacho is one of those things that should be … Continue reading

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Roasted Asparagus with Poached Egg

This is one of my go-to summer dinner recipes. Whenever I don’t feel like cooking, I buy a bundle of asparagus, toss it in some olive oil and salt, and roast it in the oven. A poached egg takes things … Continue reading

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(Almost) Perfect Scrambled Eggs

I thought I’d use last night’s dinner as an opportunity to tell you my secret to making (almost) perfect scrambled eggs. A scientist at my work likes to go fishing on the weekend. Yesterday, he stopped by my office with … Continue reading

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Papparadelle with Goat Cheese Sauce and Roasted Corn and Tomatoes

One of my favorite things to do is to walk into a farmers’ market and create a recipe on the spot. On Saturday, I knew that I wanted to eat pasta for dinner but I wasn’t sure what I wanted … Continue reading

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