It’s pretty obvious I want to cook a ton recipes from Jennifer Perillo’s new cookbook, Homemade with Love, right? Right off the back, let me just say that you need this book – for every day dinners and special occasions, with recipes for snacks to desserts, Jennifer has outdone herself in this gorgeous book. Gorgeous in both the writing and the recipes included, as well as the magnificent photos by the talented Penny De Los Santos – it doesn’t get any better.
But wait, it does. I was lured into making this Panzanella Salad because of Jennifer’s headnote to the recipe: she used to eat this salad on Cape Cod, in North Truro, with Mikey. And since M and I live on Cape Cod, what better recipe to honor not only the new cookbook, but the memory of Mikey? It was the first time making and actually, ever eating Panzanella salad and I’ll be honest – I ate the entire recipe all by myself, letting M only have a taste. It was THAT good. Now if only I had Jennie’s Peach Blueberry Cobbler for dessert, it would’ve been the perfect end to a deliciously inspired meal.
Below you’ll find three simple recipes that make up this dish, easily put together. I know my croutons look a little light, but I tend to like my croutons not crispy all the way, but a little soft on the inside. But that’s just me, you can toast yours all the way and I’m sure it would be just as tasty. Please be sure to grab a copy of Homemade with Love on Amazon, as well as head over to In Jennie’s Kitchen, a blog filled to the brim with deliciously simple recipes and great stories.
Disclaimer: I bought this book from Amazon and I suggest you do too!