Pasta

springtime lemony asparagus pasta

springtime lemony asparagus pasta

Cooking dinner these days has been a little different than in the past.  Long gone are the days of trying to spend hours in the kitchen prepping dinner.  Baby girl makes that a little difficult when she is still in unpredictable with her feedings.  By […]

lasagna alla vodka

lasagna alla vodka

  On cold winter days sometimes a good meal of comfort food sounds good, even if it’s not as healthy as we normally eat.  We were sitting inside during a snow storm tying to plan dinner.  My husband suggested lasagna but I didn’t want just […]

butternut squash sauce

butternut squash sauce

[dropcap]F[/dropcap]all is finally here.  Even though lately in Michigan it doesn’t feel like it.  One of my favorite foods of fall are all the varieties of squash.  Pumpkin, acorn, spaghetti, butternut just to name a few.  The one thing I find though with squash recipes […]

three cheese rigatoni

three cheese rigatoni

  [dropcap]D[/dropcap]uring the week lately dinners have been vegetarian or vegan.  My husband has been pretty strict trying to eat vegan Monday through Thursday.  So by the weekend I am ready for some comfort food.  I have been following the hashtags #carbsandcheese on Instagram and […]

greek pasta salad

greek pasta salad

  Summer time is in full force.  And with summer comes summer parties and barbecues.  Recently we had a party to go to and i knew I needed to make a dish.  One of my best friends had been traveling in Greece and was sending […]

quick mexican black bean “pasta”

quick mexican black bean “pasta”

  [dropcap]W[/dropcap]e just got back from almost two weeks abroad.  We went to northern Italy and ended in Paris.  Out of the entire trip there were two meals, TWO, that were just “ok”.  Both countries LOVE their carbs.  Breakfasts there aren’t like here so getting […]

caprese mac and cheese

caprese mac and cheese

  [dropcap]S[/dropcap]pring is finally here with summer right around the corner.  I love all the good fresh vegetables that start to pop up.  The other day I found a pack of heirloom cherry tomatoes that looked so good.  So I knew I had to put […]

quick sides: creamy pesto pasta

quick sides: creamy pesto pasta

  [dropcap]D[/dropcap]uring the week I like to make quick meals.  We also don’t eat a ton of pasta during the week.  But this past week was an exception.  I had made pesto on the weekend that I wanted to use up.  Since my husband is […]

drunken pasta: vodka lemon spaghetti

drunken pasta: vodka lemon spaghetti

[dropcap]M[/dropcap]y husband and I said our “I-dos” in Sorrento, Italy, which is known for not only their lemon groves but their Limoncello.  One of the things I loved about Sorrento is you could wander down the streets and stumble upon lemon groves.  The decor often […]

meatless mondays: ramen with peanut sauce

meatless mondays: ramen with peanut sauce

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]sian cuisine is NOT my specialty in the kitchen.  I will never claim to know the difference between Chinese food, Thai, Vietamese, Korean etc. because I don’t eat a ton of Asian inspired meals.  First of all you know how high maintenance selective I am […]