Chicken Pumpkin Pasta

Cooking savory dishes with pumpkin is totally a thing and I am here for it. I have always been a bit leery of it, as I was only ever used to seeing pumpkin in desserts and maybe as a risotto. But never as the may flavor in a dinner preparation. So this fall I decidedContinue reading “Chicken Pumpkin Pasta”

Creamy Bourbon Goulash #onepotwonder

Goulash started out as a Hungarian creation that quickly became a classic American dish that has been made for well over a century in family kitchen’s all over the world. And almost every grandma, granny, nana, grams, has their own twist on the dish. The basic concept is pasta, ground beef, a veggie(s) and aContinue reading “Creamy Bourbon Goulash #onepotwonder”

Creamy Spaghetti #onepotmeals

Do you ever have those days when you think “I have to make dinner, again?” – that’s when I turn to One Pot Meals. Minimal effort, and minimal clean up afterwards. Sometimes, I just open up my fridge and see what I think I can put together. A sort of self-imposed Chopped Challenge! This goContinue reading “Creamy Spaghetti #onepotmeals”

Cowboy Pasta

Sometimes I just ask my hubs to pick one ingredient to inspire me for dinner ideas. This was one of those times. I had already settled on a pasta dish but I couldn’t decide which direction to go other than that I didn’t want red sauce. So I asked and he delivered Ground Beef. TheContinue reading “Cowboy Pasta”

Alfredo Manicotti

While this might be a little ambitious for a weeknight, because filling the manicotti shells is a bit time consuming – it is still doable. This twist on the classic Italian favorite comes out so good with the silky homemade alfredo and the cheese and sausage filling. Be careful though – because your family isContinue reading “Alfredo Manicotti”

Chicken Mozzarella

Chicken, pasta, cheese, and red sauce – does it actually get any better? I actually came up with this recipe because what I had planned to make was more complex than I had the energy for. So I made something simpler with stuff that I always have in my kitchen. Chicken Mozzarella is so easyContinue reading “Chicken Mozzarella”

Jalapeno Artichoke Dip Casserole

I had a craving for Jalapeno Artichoke Dip the other night – but that’s not exactly a whole meal for the whole family. So I started the wheels turning and came up with this Jalapeno Artichoke Dip Casserole. It combines the yummy flavors of my favorite cheesy dip with tender chicken and some pasta. AndContinue reading “Jalapeno Artichoke Dip Casserole”

One-Pot Garlic Pasta

One-Pot meals are always a go to for me – especially as we get back into the swing of balancing school and work and life. They cut down on dishes but also build so much flavor by cooking everything all together. Some people balk at the idea of cooking pasta in a one-pot situation –Continue reading “One-Pot Garlic Pasta”

Baked Rigatoni Jack

Sometimes you just really hit one outta the park! This Baked Rigatoni Jack is exactly that. It may sound like an odd combination – zucchini, ground beef, pepper jack cheese and pasta – but it works, for real. This time of year in the Pacific Northwest, everyone had zucchini and summer squash coming out ofContinue reading “Baked Rigatoni Jack”

Italian Pork Pasta

I usually make pork at least once a week at my house. And I try to make it in a different style of food each time. This time around I went with Italian Pork Pasta. It started with my Parma Rosa recipe (the first recipe in my cookbook!) and evolved from there. As I alwaysContinue reading “Italian Pork Pasta”

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