tomato basil soup

Tomato and Basil Soup

The first day of 60 degree temperatures in Wilmington, and we’re are thinking about soup and sandwiches. Specifically tomato basil soup. Nothing is more satisfying to both cook and to eat on a lazy weekend Sunday than a lovely, creamy soup like this super easy tomato and fresh basil combination. Add a grilled cheese sandwich, and you’ll never open a can again. From our foodie perspective, that’s a really good thing.

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suga di compagna parsley and garlic

Chow Bella Cooks Signature Suga di Compagna

Susan Jalbert, owner of Chow Bella Cooks, was gracious in sharing her signature Suga di Compagna, a red sauce – or gravy – to be served over pasta. Susan learned the base recipe in Italy, and tweaked it to perfection. Simple to prepare, it will become your go-to pasta sauce recipe, a thousand times more

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pecan cheesecake pie

Pecan Cheesecake Pie

The pecan cheesecake pie is a wonderful combination of two favorite desserts: pecan pie and cheesecake. If traditional pecan pie is on the too-sweet side for your taste in desserts, this is a super option because the cheesecake layer moderates the sticky sweetness you would expect from the pecan pie topping. Serve with whipped cream,

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Easy Roasted Chickpeas

This is a wicked easy appetizer or snack, and they’re packed with protein and flavor. I make a big batch (double or triple this recipe) and break it into single servings, ready to grab-and-go in a snap. Ingredients: 1 can organic chickpeas 1 T white balsamic vinegar 1 T soy sauce 1 t agave nectar

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