Italian

Summer Garden Pasta

Summer is quickly coming to an end around our house.  The weather is slightly cooler, the anticipation of school is in the air and oh yeah, I’m having a baby this week.  Nothing like adding another little one to your brood to make you realize those long leisurely summer days are over!:)  It’s a bittersweet […]

Baked Spaghetti with Roasted Vegetables and Mozzarella

So this recipe was inspired by two things. First, my mom’s spaghetti bake.  I remember she would make it pretty faithfully for Sunday lunch, have folks over after church and serve it alongside a green salad and garlic bread.  I don’t remember quite how she made it but it looked very similar to this.  I’m […]

Skillet Lasagna

I adapted this recipe from the Food Network Magazine Great Easy Meals cookbook that I recently borrowed from the library.  It has 250 recipes and most of them look really easy including this one.  I love that it is a one-pan meal although don’t be fooled, it does still make a lot of dirty dishes!:) […]

Guest Post: Spinach Lasagna

Had I posted this a day earlier, it would have made for a great Meatless Monday post!  Oh well.  So for all you veg heads out there, here you go! I can’t take credit for this recipe.  My sweet friend (and neighbor!) brought this scrumptious lasagna over last week.  I love how light it is; […]

Guest Post: Ravioli Lasagna

Happy New Year! It’s been a while since I’ve posted a recipe because I was enjoying two glorious weeks at home with family. While there, I enjoyed authentic Indian food courtesy of my mom, great Kansas City barbeque, and unique ethnic cuisine. I loved having the options available and it was great not to have […]

Homemade Pizza

The dough for this recipe is out of my new favorite book, Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day. The crust puffs up in the oven beautifully. You can top the pizza with your favorite ingredients. I personally like spinach, mushrooms and cheese but tonight we opted for pepperoni, red onions, and mushrooms. Olive Oil […]

Turkey Meatballs

I like to double the recipe and freeze half of the cooked meatballs so that I have a meal in case we have last minute company or I want to deliver a meal to someone in need. I find baking the meatballs instead of cooking over the stove top is less messy. Turkey Meatballs Recipe […]

Meatless Monday

One thing I really appreciate about my hubby is that he isn’t a picky eater. He eats everything I make with no complaints and although he may prefer to have something else, he is always willing to eat what’s on the table. One such meal is eggplant. I adore eggplant. I really like the Indian […]