Flavor of the Month, Pumpkin Recipe Round-up

Okay, so I was going to impress you today with an awesome Pumpkin Beer Cheese Soup   It was really going to have a WOW factor   It was going to become everyone’s go to favorite soup for fall     It was going to be perfect served with pumpkin plates and autumn leaves   … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Super Greens Pasta with Parmesan Pumpkin Alfredo

Thank you for all the prayers for our area, we were very lucky this time and continue to pray for everyone whose lives have been impacted Still spinning with all these hurricanes, I haven’t been in the mood to cook… I threw this together in minutes the other night, we needed something comforting to calm … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Bleu Cheesy Mac with Pear Walnut Croutons

  Tired of the same ole boring mac & cheese?       This version is mac & cheese’s elegant cousin     Rotini pasta holds the creamy bleu cheesy sauce in all it’s little crevices, and proudly sports a crown of pear & walnut croutons     This doesn’t take long to prepare, it … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Summer Angel Hair Alfredo with Corn & Zucchini

Happy “Sneak Some Zucchini on your Neighbor’s Porch Day!”     Yep, there really is such a day! And it’s today, August 8 Read all about it here     There are a gazillion things you can do with zucchini, like Zucchini Hassleback Heros This is another great one~ and a perfect summer dish, thin … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Pumpkin & Sausage Pasta Pillows with Chardonnay Béchamel

Are you ready for Halloween?     Here’s a perfect dinner for your trick or treaters that will make everyone happy!     Soft pillows of pumpkin and sausage stuffed pasta covered in a chardonnay*cream sauce *substitute chicken broth or any white wine     It is sure to keep hungry goblins happy     … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Creamy Corn Carbonara

  This is a perfect summer dish     It’s light, it’s satisfying, it’s delicious and it’s creaminess comes from fresh summer corn  🌽     Get the pasta cooking* while you are making the sauce *Add the pasta to a pot of boiling salted water, stir it down, cover it, and turn the burner … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Salami Carbonara

Carbonara…it just might be the ultimate comfort food….😋 If you’ve never made Carbonara, it’s a great thing to have in your repertoire It’s the dish that chefs make most often for themselves after a long day in the kitchen It’s heavenly satisfying, a cinch to throw together, and a hit with all appetites If you … Continue reading

Secret Recipe Club, Chicken Cordon Bleu Stuffed Shells

It’s Secret Recipe Club reveal day! My secret blog assignment this month is Rainstorms and Love Notes.  Ashley is a young bride enjoying life North Carolina, having lots of fun in the kitchen, keeping up with her 3 cats and rooting for the Pittsburgh Steelers Besides easy and delicious looking recipes, her blog is full … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Chicken & Ham Bechamel Pasta

My favorite part of cooking is the creative side~ even though I plan dinners in advance, sometimes I deviate… and make up a recipe~ 34 degrees and raining made me reach for the pasta 😊 This isn’t exactly diet food, but with lower calorie pasta, and Bechamel Sauce made with olive oil instead of butter, … Continue reading

Secret Recipe Club, Baked Gnocchi with Mushrooms and Vodka Sauce

Today’s the day for my group’s Secret Recipe Club Reveal~it’s kinda like a monthly party where everyone gets a secret Santa present! My “secret blog” assignment for September was BRKLYN Locovore, “One Brooklynite’s adventure of eating, cooking and living local.” I was thrilled to “meet” Melissa, who is an advocate of the local food movement, … Continue reading

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