Casual Summer 30-Minute Meals
Carbonara with Sausage & Mushrooms
Rach says: "Every year, I must make carbonara for my husband's birthday, August 19, and at least 10 times on request for the rest of the year. This is why I have endless adaptations of the same dish."
Prosciutto-Wrapped Shrimp with Watermelon-Tomato Salad
Rach Says: "Watermelon adds a juicy fruitiness to the smoky shrimp. The larger the shrimp, the easier they are to wrap and grill."
Grilled Snapper & Sweet-Sour Peppers
The contrasting flavors of cubanelle and Fresno peppers keep this dish exciting and savory.
Mexican Macaroni & Grilled Corn
Summer produce like corn and mint will help you savor the season's flavors.
Farro Spaghetti with Buttery Tomato Sauce & Farm Spinach
Rach says: "Farro is one of my favorite types of wheat, and now you can find it in pasta."
Corn & Poblano Quesadillas with Warm Salsa Verde
This is a perfect dish for a Meatless Monday that the whole family will love.
Petit Filet with Grilled Caesar Salad
Rach says: "Quick-cooking petit filet mimics the tenderloin in buttery flavor, but not in high price. For anyone wary of eating raw eggs, this recipe may not be for you -- it has a true Caesar dressing made with them."
Mixed Seafood Pasta Puttanesca
Anchovies, olives and capers add a salty, briny element that will make this dish taste fresh from the shore.
This is a perfect B-L-D (breakfast, lunch or dinner) option!
Savory Italian-Style Lost Bread with Tomato Jam
Rach says: "Pain perdu, which translates to "lost bread," is custard-soaked French toast, a great way to use up stale bread. Here's a savory, cheesy Italian version; serve with steamed asparagus or wilted spinach to add a green vegetable to your meal. Add an over-easy egg on top for more protein."