Spaghetti with Turkey & Zucchini Meatballs

  I must have been Italian in a past life. I love cooking spaghetti and meatballs.  The actual process of cooking this meal is so enjoyable.  I think I enjoy the cooking as much as I enjoy the eating (and I DO enjoy the eating).  Preparing a homemade marinara sauce and rolling up delicate little […]

Caprese Mac and Cheese

  Mac and Cheese in August?  I’ll take it, but with a summer spin.  Even during these warm months, I still need a big bowl of cheesy, noodley goodness. I think we all do. For this batch of goodness, I combined mozzarella, sharp white cheddar, parmesan, and cream cheese to make a velvety smooth sauce. […]

Orecchiette with Italian Sausage and Broccoli

  Looking for a quick, satisfying weeknight pasta meal? Here ya go.  A wonderfully light and flavorful sauce is created by combining Italian sausage, loads of fresh garlic, shallots, red pepper flakes, chicken broth, Parmesan cheese, and fresh herbs.  When the pasta is added to the saute pan, it absorbs some of the sauce.  This […]

Summer Spaghetti with Shrimp

  I LOVE PASTA!  That’s all there is to it.  I try to minimize my carb intake, especially at night.  That being said, sometimes I have to give in to my craving for a big bowl of pasta.  In the summer months, this dish is perfect.  I know perfect is a strong word, but really, […]

Basil Pesto Chicken Pasta

  Basil pesto chicken pasta is the perfect weeknight summer dinner. Fresh basil pesto combined with cherry tomatoes,mozzarella, chicken, arugula, and short cut pasta; this couldn’t be easier to prepare. In this recipe, I used my simple homemade basil pesto and a store bought rotisserie chicken.  If you have a little extra to prepare, roast […]