Composed Salad

The following recipe and photography were provided courtesy of local cookbook author and chef, Carla Snyder. Learn more about Carla and discover her recipes at Ravenouskitchen.com.  We frequently eat salad for dinner at our house, especially in the summer months when lighter and fresher meals are so appealing, but, don’t think for a moment that our...
Local Lettuce and Herbs

The following information, recipe and photography were provided courtesy of local cookbook author and chef, Carla Snyder. Learn more about Carla and discover her recipes at Ravenouskitchen.com.  It’s summertime and we can’t wait to start eating hallmark summer salads featuring fresh, local greens. Here in the Midwest, those local field lettuces are still a few...
Summer Salad with Tomatoes and Peaches

The following recipe and photography were provided courtesy of local cookbook author and chef, Carla Snyder. Learn more about Carla and discover her recipes at Ravenouskitchen.com.  Lucky for us, this summer has blessed us with some of the best tasting produce. After a few days on the kitchen counter, the peaches and tomatoes are spectacular....
Summer Pasta with Tomatoes

The following recipe and photography were provided courtesy of local cookbook author and chef, Carla Snyder. Learn more about Carla and discover her recipes at Ravenouskitchen.com.  Fresh tomatoes, basil, garlic and pasta could be dinner at my house every night. Since you use them fresh, this dish should be reserved for that time of year...
The 3 Best Summer Cheese Boards for Summer Entertaining

The following cheese boards and photography were provided courtesy of local cookbook author and chef, Carla Snyder. Learn more about Carla and discover her recipes at Ravenouskitchen.com.  No party is complete without the obligatory cheese board. It’s the easiest thing possible to set on an appetizer table and guests invariably eat it all up… mindlessly...
Summer Dinner Table

This recipe and photography were provided courtesy of local cookbook author and chef, Carla Snyder. Learn more about Carla and discover her recipes at Ravenouskitchen.com.  It’s finally summertime and as the song says, “the livin’ is easy." Or at least that’s what it’s supposed to be. We can’t wait to have friends and family over for...