Tuscan Soffritto Capellini

This pasta will transport you to the rustic hillsides of Tuscany with it’s earthy yet lite vegetable sauce. Complex with many layers of flavors, the earthy base of the sauce is contrasted perfectly with the salty toppings. Inspired by the desire to cook a flavorful but vegetarian pasta, I started with the base of a…

Garden Tomato & Basil Angel Hair

Quick & easy, this is a weekday dish that will sure to satisfy. The key to this delicate pasta is simple, fresh flavors. You want the taste of summer to shine through from the tomatoes and basil. The pasta can serve as an entrée or a side dish. If serving as a side dish, pair…

Lemon Shrimp Pesto Pasta

Shrimp pasta dishes can be impressive & decadent, but also easy to throw together… especially if you use pre-cooked frozen shrimp and pre-made pesto. The lemon adds a special zing to the earthy pesto flavor, and the goat cheese adds another layer of creamy goodness. As for the lemon, yes, it’s safe to eat lemon…

Asian Sobo Noodles

My brother and his wife recently renovated their home, and not only do they have an absolutely beautiful kitchen, but the master chef skills to match. They are quite the team in the kitchen, and when they get creating, you’re in for a delicious treat. Their dishes are always big flavor. And they even create…

Spaghetti Squash with Portobello Sun Dried Tomato Sauce

Growing up, I was never a real fan of spaghetti squash. My grandmother used to make it often, preparing it simply with salt and serving it as a side dish. But as my palette expanded, so did my imagination of how to showcase this actually tasty, and healthy, winter squash. By using it as a replacement for traditional…

Baked Kale & White Bean Ravioli with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Weeknights are all about easy. But that doesn’t mean less tasty. Sometimes shortcuts are needed, but as long as you use good quality ingredients and a little creativity, a very satisfying meal will be within reach. I try to keep organic, “out of the box” raviolis in the freezer. Butternut squash, fig & prosciutto, crab…

Lemon Zest Garden Pasta

Summer time is here and what better way to celebrate it in the kitchen than with garden vegetables and the fresh zest of lemons. We were just up in Northern Michigan, and were planning a boat picnic. As such, we wanted to pack an easy to transport and eat meal. This was perfect! We paired…

Tomato Feta Farfalle Salad

Summer and pasta salad go hand in hand. This is a simple, make-ahead pasta salad that highlights the delicious summer tomatoes & asparagus, fresh sweet basil and creamy feta cheese. You can make it more of a main entree as well by adding grilled chicken or shrimp. Ingredients Box of Farfalle Pasta Package of Sundried…

Summer Salmon Pasta

Salmon is one of my family’s go-to meals. It is not only delicious, but considered to be healthy due to it’s high levels of protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamin D content. As such, my mom and I have created a few standard ways to prepare salmon. This particular dish uses lox, which is a…

Parmesan Chicken with Tomato Balsamic Angel Hair

Ina Garten makes an incredible breaded chicken, and then tops it with fresh greens, homemade lemon vinaigrette and freshly shaved parmesan. I love making this dish on a warm spring day. I wanted to create a heartier meal though with her chicken for a cozy winter night. Hope this Chicken Parmesan warms up your evening!…