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

Recipe Box, Smokey Chipotle Pasta Salad

I am participating in the Mystery Ingredient Club over at Rattlebridge Farm today.  The mystery ingredient this time is chipotle. Once I started looking around, I found chipotle in so many different things…I ultimately decided to try a pasta salad recipe from the Pioneer Woman.  I did change a few things, if you want to … Continue reading

Take out Tuesday, Loaded with Fruits & Vegetables!

Guess how many different fruits and vegetables are in this meal featuring an old favorite, Chicken Spaghetti?  10!   A rainbow of colors and flavors come together to make this familiar dish a little more flavorful and healthier! With a side salad full of fresh romaine, spinach, fruit and berries you will have a full day’s … Continue reading

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