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

Take out Tuesday, Create A Casserole

I have been going rogue from my meal plan lately, can’t seem to stick with what I had originally decided, sometimes you simply change your mind and aren’t in the mood! When I got home from a busy day it was already 3, and I decided to “create” something for dinner.  This is a little … Continue reading

Take out Tuesday, Chicken Tetrazzini

This is as comforting as good ole Mac & cheese yet it feels very sophisticated.  All you need is a simple green salad and you will be very happy. This versatile dish is easy to make ahead and hold in the fridge for a day or two before baking, or prepare and freeze either before … Continue reading

Pesto Primavera

Remember all those gorgeous veggies I photographed the other day? [see Aug 1]  Well, I have a big basil plant taking over one of my patio pots and I have Ina Garten’s Amazing Pesto on my “Bucket List” of recipes to try, so I decided to make a pesto dressed pasta topped with roasted fresh … Continue reading