Simple Garlic Scape Pesto

The FIRST recipe coming from our #1 DBF Top 5 Grows list is this basic pesto using garlic scapes versus basil. (Two more scape pesto recipes coming: one with arugula and a spicy version with spinach!) Now, that’s not to say you can’t throw a little basil in there… but this post is about a…

Simple Summer Corn Salad (and some nerdery, too)

If you love corn, you’re gonna memorize this salad because you will want to make it… year round. Oh yes, yummy and healthy and dang it – incredibly easy. (And as always with our recipes, VERY adaptable/adjustable!) Super simple, 7 ingredients (including dressing)… and if you garden, most of the other veggies/herbs can be grown…

WASTE NOT: Mushroom, Cabbage & Shrimp Dumplings

No one likes wasting food. Spending cash on something you needed at the store, but you don’t use ALL of? Well, that stuff just sits in the fridge, takes up space and ends up 1. rotting, 2. gets pushed to the back and takes up space for NO good reason (screaming “EXPIRED” over and over…

Basic Macaron Shell (Italian Method)

For years, I dreaded trying to make French Macarons at home. The instructions were complicated. The ingredients EXPENSIVE. There were so many “if you do THIS, they will be horrible” caveats in the posts that I over-hyped the difficulty and under-anticipated that even poorly executed macs are DELICIOUS. And the worst thing? I stopped myself…

Simple Vanilla Buttercream

This is a fabulous quick reference recipe for the start of any great filling or frosting. I love a simple vanilla buttercream: there are literally 4 ingredients and based on your level of sweetness, you can adjust this with a few minor additions to loosen, spread out the sweetness or basically flavor this to your…