Pasta

Sheet Pan Ramen Noodles

Sheet Pan Ramen Noodles

I love making Asian food at home.  MSG and I don’t mix so I have a hard time eating Asian food out for this reason.  I like making simple meals that don’t take a lot of time to put together but have big flavor.  These […]

Creamy Parmesan Orzo

Creamy Parmesan Orzo

I have a few recipes that when I go home to visit my dad I request for him to make me.  His creamy parmesan orzo dish is one of them.  He used to make a huge pan of it when we were younger and we […]

Baked Feta Pasta (with Roasted Garlic)

Baked Feta Pasta (with Roasted Garlic)

We went to get feta at the store one night for Greek salads and it was sold out.  Apparently we missed the memo that baked feta pasta had gone viral on social media courtesy of the recipe from Finnish blogger Liemessa and her recipe for […]

Italian Inspired Mac & Cheese

Italian Inspired Mac & Cheese

  Hi, I am Karissa.  I am a carboholic.  If you are new to my blog then I am glad we got that out of the way.  For those of you who have been around you are well versed in my love for carbs but […]

lazy lasagna – deconstructed lasagna with vodka sauce

lazy lasagna – deconstructed lasagna with vodka sauce

I love lasagna!  Actually I love pasta in general, so lasagna is no exception.  I love all the layers of pasta and cheesy goodness.  But it is such process to make (here is a recipe for a traditional version).  So it’s not something I make […]

Orecchiette with Tomato Cream Sauce

Orecchiette with Tomato Cream Sauce

I think I was an Italian grandma in a past life.  I love all things pasta.  Also I don’t know how to make dinner for two.  I cook too much food always.  On the weekends I love making pasta.  This past weekend was no exception.  […]

Pantry Cooking – A Compilation of Recipes

Pantry Cooking – A Compilation of Recipes

Pantry cooking?  I don’t even really know how to do that since I rely on fresh foods entirely.  These times are crazy right now so I am learning to be resourceful.  So usually I don’t create posts like this but we are in weird times […]

Tomato Meat Ragu

Tomato Meat Ragu

As you know by now if you have read any of my previous posts – we don’t eat a ton of meat.  We may eat meat once on the weekend and sometimes not at all.  I always have been picky about eating meat and before […]

Beer & Bacon Mac & Cheese

Beer & Bacon Mac & Cheese

It’s getting cold out finally here.  There is something about the winter that just makes me crave comfort food.  Typically during the week we eat really healthy.  Monday thru Thursday are pretty much vegan meals and we save our cheat meals for the weekends.  Even […]

herb lemon pasta with breadcrumbs

herb lemon pasta with breadcrumbs

Spring is here.  Kind of.  It’s supposed to snow tonight so you never really know in Michigan.  But we have had a few warmer days lately which gets me excited.  I love seeing the food switch over in the grocery store when the season changes. […]