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Classic Pesto Recipe

This classic pesto recipe adds so much flavor to so many dishes! Made of fresh basil, garlic, nuts, olive oil, and cheese, this pesto recipe comes together in minutes! My basil has been abundant this summer in our back porch container garden. I’ve used it so much that I always think I’m going to use read more »

Pesto Pasta Salad Recipe from

Pesto Pasta Salad Recipe

Pesto Pasta Salad makes a delicious recipe perfect for serving warm or cold! Made with pasta, fresh pesto, tomatoes, onions, and cheese, pesto pasta salad is always a favorite. I absolutely love this time of year. You know, when the days are longer so that you can enjoy suppers a little later and still have read more »

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Tomato Basil Soup with Cornbread Croutons Recipe

I absolutely love warm, comforting soups like tomato basil soup. With just a little kick of spice in the soup, it does wonders for warming me up this time of year, especially. And lately, I’ve been topping my tomato basil soup with quick cornbread croutons that just add the perfect amount of crunch and texture read more »

Caprese Grilled Chicken with Balsamic Reduction Recipe

Grilled Chicken Caprese Recipe

This Grilled Chicken Caprese Recipe is one of my family’s favorite go-to recipes all year long, but definitely during the summer!     So simple to make, I know it will quickly become one of your family’s favorites, too. My grilled chicken caprese recipe was recently included in the July issue of Southern Living Magazine, read more »

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Tomato Pie Recipe

Tomato Pie is one of those recipes that you definitely want to keep on hand for this time of year.     Full of delicious, fresh tomatoes, sweet Vidalia onions, and cheesy goodness, there really couldn’t be anything wrong with tomato pie in my humble opinion. It is perfect for serving warm for supper or read more »

Fried Green Tomatoes Caprese Stacks Recipe | ©

Fried Green Tomatoes Caprese Stacks Recipe

These Fried Green Tomatoes Caprese Stacks are perfect for this time of year. The green tomatoes are bountiful at the farmers’ market or in the garden and if you are like me, they are just as loved as the red juicy ones I’m beginning to see. Fried green tomatoes are what I would call a read more »

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Spring Cheese Pairings with Cracker Barrel Cheese

I was fortunate to travel to Chicago to visit Cracker Barrel last week as a brand ambassador and to learn as much as possible about what goes into making one of my favorite foods – cheese! We spent time learning the history of cheese, cheese making, cheese pairings with wines, beers, chocolates, herbs, and so, read more »

Tomato Soup Recipe | Add a Pinch

Tomato Soup Recipe

Goodness gracious do I ever love a good tomato soup. There is just nothing quite like it to soothe the soul, perk up whatever needs a little perking up, and make the world a better place. What? You think I’m exaggerating here? For me, a good bowl of tomato soup is like a hug in read more »


Simple Caprese Salad Skewers

I simple can not believe that I’m starting to pull together my menu and recipes for Labor Day weekend – the unofficial end of summer. Where in the world did the time go? It feels like just yesterday I was listing all of the fun things I wanted to do over the summer. While many read more »


Fettuccine with Basil Cream Sauce

Basil cream sauce over fettuccine makes a delicious meal. Lots of fresh basil and a bit of garlic makes this basil cream sauce flavorful and a favorite. Y’all know how much I’m loving all the basil that I have coming in this summer. With all of the humidity we’re having, we’re also enjoying a bumper read more »


Pesto Recipe

This pesto recipe makes a basic pesto with so many uses. Additional options are included in this pesto recipe you will love. Y’all might think I’m just a tad bit obsessive, but I have to tell you – I’ve been cranking out the pesto lately. Pesto, pesto, and more pesto. During the summer while my read more »


Caprese Salad

We absolutely love caprese salads. They are fresh, deliciousness make a wonderful beginning to your dinner. A caprese salad is especially delicious with a perfect, juicy steak. But sometimes I like to quickly assemble a serving of caprese salad as my light lunch or dinner. It’s a versatile little salad with a big taste. The read more »

Chunky Tomato Basil Soup Recipe | Add a Pinch

Chunky Tomato Basil Soup Recipe

Tomato Basil Soup is a wonderful comfort food anytime of year. This recipe for chunky tomato basil soup will quickly become a favorite.   Tomato soup is well-known as a comfort food. It’s rich creaminess just soothes me from the minute I take a bite and this chunky tomato basil soup takes that comforting classic read more »