Category Archives: Pasta

Baked Ziti with Spinach and Tomatoes (and Sausage!)

I made this recipe Saturday for a potluck dinner on Saturday night and had so many requests for the recipe that I thought I’d go ahead and post the recipe here for all to see.  I picked it because it had so few ingredients and I thought I could increase the proportions to serve more people. […]

Pork Parmesan and Ricotta Gnocchi

{And now we resume regularly scheduled programming.} The pork parmesan is something that I took from what my mom used to make and I changed it just a bit! Jason has always like this recipe and I’ve made it pretty continuously for the past couple of years. I would imagine it would work well with […]

Lemon Gnocchi with Spinach and Peas

So I was searching for a quick and easy pasta dish last week and stumbled on this delicious meal. It’s not exactly the most healthy meal, but I think you could probably make the sauce with some milk that has been reduced but it won’t have the same richness to it. The boxed unrefrigerated gnocchi […]

Mac and Two Cheeses with Caramelized Shallots

This was much easier than other mac and cheese recipes that I’ve tried, it had fewer ingredients, and it came together very quickly. I loved the creaminess of the goat cheese and the delicious sweetened onion-y/garlicky bite that the caramelized shallots gave. There was serious depth of flavor for so few ingredients. I didn’t use […]

Cauliflower Risotto with Brie and Almonds

Again with the gourmet recipes from this month’s issue! There were obviously a lot of good ones. I made this risotto completely vegetarian by using vegetable stock instead of chicken stock – and it needed more stock than what was called for – I kept adding until I felt the risotto was done which ended […]

Quick Sausage and Mushroom Lasagna

Yay! No more blue screen of death!! So now I have to follow Jason’s inspiring, spiritual post (which was obviously popular from the amount of views and comments) with a food post. 🙂 Go figure. I am always trying new lasagna recipes. I don’t know why, I have a couple recipes that are absolutely delicious! […]

Champagne Risotto

So, I found this recipe when I was searching for ways to use up flat champagne after a new year’s party two years ago. It turned out so well that it has been added to the rotation (when there is a rotation) of recipes that I love. I don’t use champagne anymore, but a dry […]