Lasagna Rollups

Lasagna Rollups

Lasagna Rollups are a fun and tasty way to serve lasagna. These are filled with lean ground beef and low fat ricotta cheese drenched in pasta sauce.

Kale Sausage Spaghetti

Kale Sausage Spaghetti

A pasta with bold flavors combining Polish sausage, earthy kale, spicy red pepper flakes, garlic, and bacon.

Squid Ink Spaghetti with Mussels

Squid Ink Spaghetti with Mussels

We are finally beginning to see some winter thaw and spring-like weather here. It only just started this past weekend. Although the night time and early morning temperatures are still below freezing, the day time temperatures are now above freezing. The sun is out and the snow piles are getting smaller. Hopefully they will all…

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Antipasti Kabobs

Antipasti Kabobs

These Antipasti Kabobs are made with colorful striped pasta, cheese, grape tomatoes, and mint leaves. They are a fun and tasty addition to any party table.

Antipasto Rollups

Antipasto Rollups

Pasta comes in all shapes and sizes, giving us different tastes and textures. When natural flavors and colors are added, they become a feast for the eyes as well. I came across this bag of pasta some months back and could not resist bringing it home with me. They look so bright and colorful, almost…

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Gluten-Free Mac and Cheese with Cauliflower

Gluten-Free Baked Mac and Cheese with Cauliflower

Life has many surprises and I was stumped last weekend while grocery shopping with Ro-Ri San. As we entered the store, he said it would be nice to have some of the Baked Mac and Cheese I made the last time. “Seriously? With bacon bits?”, I asked. He said, “Yes, and some parsley, please!”. If…

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Fusilli Chicken Salad

Fusilli Chicken Sausage Salad and Giveaway!

Several weeks back, I had agreed to review a new line of natural spice extract from Italy. The box came neatly packed with eight colorful canisters of different flavors – curry, oregano, lemon, truffle, garlic, basil, chili, and sea salt. One must say that the artwork on the individual spray is eye catching and it…

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Macaroni and Cheese with Panko and Bacon

Baked Macaroni and Cheese with Panko and Bacon

Most kids here grow up with mac and cheese and consider it a comfort food. I see this dish being served at almost every family gathering but I did not warm up to it. I never prepared it at home and so I panicked when I was asked to prepare a slow cooker version for…

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Easter Pasta with Olive Oil and Edamame

Easter Pasta with Olive Oil and Edamame

While out shopping some weeks back, I came across this Easter pasta and could not resist bringing it home. It came in a 12 ounce package of pasta shaped into bunnies, carrots, and Easter eggs. Some were colored with spinach and beetroot. It is a fun pasta to prepare for the Easter weekend.

Pasta con Nutella

Pasta con Nutella

Pasta con Nutella – an easy to make dessert using chocolate tube pasta filled with nutella and cream cheese drizzled with chocolate liqueur.