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Cherry Tomato Pasta with Burrata

Cherry Tomato Pasta with Burrata

Summer vegetables make me so happy.  I love tomatoes in the summer.  This summer my daughter and I have a garden on our balcony and my tomato plants have grown so big and tall.  She loves being able to help go pick tomatoes even if […]

Buddy’s Minestrone Soup

Buddy’s Minestrone Soup

If you have lived in the Detroit area you would have heard of Buddy’s Pizza.  Famous for their pizza but who knew that Buddy’s minestrone soup is equally as amazing? Buddy’s Pizza is a “Detroit original”.  It has been around since 1946 and are known […]

One Pot Spanish Rice

One Pot Spanish Rice

I remember growing up as kid and my grandma making us Spanish rice for dinner.  Her version had rice, green bell peppers and ground meat in a tomato based sauce.  We always loved it as a kid.  The other night I was craving a simple […]

Creamy Lemon Angel Hair Pasta

Creamy Lemon Angel Hair Pasta

When I think light pasta my mind goes right to angel hair.  There is something about the thin noodles that makes me think of pasta as light, even if it’s in a creamy sauce.  I was in the mood for some “light” pasta the other […]

Easy Veggie Burrito Bowls

Easy Veggie Burrito Bowls

One of my favorite things to get from Chipotle is a veggie burrito bowl.  They are simple yet flavorful.  Beans replace the meat (and frankly I think taste better).  But the star of the burrito bowl in my opinion are the veggies.  We live in […]

Cheesy Orzo with Roasted Tomatoes

Cheesy Orzo with Roasted Tomatoes

In the summer I love any recipe with tomatoes.  So gear up for more…. But for real I want to incorporate summer tomatoes into EVERYTHING.  My husband was making steak the other night and I was trying to figure out a good side dish to […]

Mexican Mac & Cheese

Mexican Mac & Cheese

On a ninety degree sunny day what is the first thing that comes to mind to cook?  Mac and cheese!  No?  Just me?  Ok not really but it was Father’s Day and the day was all about making my husband things HE liked which is […]

Chickpea Caesar Salad

Chickpea Caesar Salad

Lately we have been on a major salad kick.  Since we got back from our vacation from Mexico I have been CRAVING veggies.  The best way to get them I find is in a salad.  Growing up my dad always made Caesar salads for us […]

Caprese Pasta Salad

Caprese Pasta Salad

Summer is officially here.  I don’t know about you but in the summer I tend to eat way more salads.  I think the thought of eating piping hot food on a hot summer day is just too much.  This past weekend we were bbq’ing with […]

Roasted Veggie Pasta Primavera

Roasted Veggie Pasta Primavera

Spring is here.  Well really it feels like summer these days.  And with the change in season comes a change of in season vegetables.  The tomatoes are getting sweeter, asparagus, ramps and artichokes are in season.  I love cooking with these vegetables.  I love combining […]


Soups On

Buddy’s Minestrone Soup

Buddy’s Minestrone Soup

If you have lived in the Detroit area you would have heard of Buddy’s Pizza.  Famous for their pizza but who knew that Buddy’s minestrone soup is equally as amazing? Buddy’s Pizza is a “Detroit original”.  It has been around since 1946 and are known […]

Easy Roasted Tomato Vegetable Soup

Easy Roasted Tomato Vegetable Soup

On Sundays I make soup.  Most of the time that is.  I love being able to have leftovers for the week.  This Sunday I was looking for something easy to make.  I knew that my version of tomato soup is always pretty simple.  Roasting the […]

veggie enchilada soup – soup sundays

veggie enchilada soup – soup sundays

My husband could eat Mexican food everyday (he is from Texas).  It was Soup Sunday so I decided to appease him and make some veggie enchilada inspired soup for him.  This soup is a one pot meal that makes clean up soup-er easy! Enchilada Inspiration…. […]

Italian Inspired Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup

Italian Inspired Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup

Guess how we kicked off the New Year?  With soup of course!  I made a big pot of Italian inspired creamy chicken noodle soup on New Year’s Day.  I don’t make a ton of meat soups because I usually eat them through out the week […]

Non-Traditional Pasta and Bean Soup – Soup Sundays

Non-Traditional Pasta and Bean Soup – Soup Sundays

After enjoying our Thanksgiving weekend and eating a some richer than usual food I was really craving some veggies.  And of course it was Sunday so Soup Sundays.  I was so conflicted.  I wanted something brothy but hearty.  Something with protein but no meat.  And […]