Pasta Punttanesca is one of my all time favorite pasta dishes. It is a go to dish any type of night for me. It is the best way to make a regular tomato sauce taste special.I even got Brian into it and became part of my regular pasta rotation. This and shrimp scampi are […]

This Bolognese inspired baked ziti is a great weeknight dish. Adding ground beef to this dish makes it even more satisfying. Like a bolognese sauce carrots and wine add another layer of flavor. The ricotta makes the sauce even creamier. Then topped with lots of mozzarella cheese, which is everyone’s favorite part! My husband is […]

Marinara sauce is made in my household weekly. There seems to always be a container of it in the refrigerator. To me, making marinara sauce is as routine as pouring milk into cereal. I barely even considered it a “recipe.” Until I met my husband, I didn’t think making marinara was anything out of the […]

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Our Christmas Eve is traditionally laid back and more casual. My dad cooks up a 7 Fishes feast while my mom and I prepare for Christmas Day. The menu on Christmas Eve follows Italian tradition and we have dishes that are mostly centered around fish.  My dad makes shrimp, lobster, and clams all different ways. […]

Chef One was started in 1999 by Chinese Americans who sought to bring Asian flavors to the mainstream culinary scene.  Their factory is currently located in Brooklyn, New York, The factory turns out an impressive 44,000 dumplings per hour. The dumplings and noodles are served in restaurants throughout New York. Chef One has been working […]

Butternut squash, goat cheese and sage lasgana has been a new family favorite. This dish is perfect for the fall.  It is creamy and decadent. Goat cheese and Parmesan cheese create a tangy bechamel type sauce. This sauce is added to the butternut squash mixture packing a punch in every bite. My sister Katie loves […]

Mediterranean inspired stuffed tomatoes are the perfect solution to a meatless Monday. My moms tomato garden was amazing this year. Her garden yielded tons of tomatoes and eggplants for that matter. We canned the tomatoes, used them Caprese salads, and anything else we could think of! These stuffed tomatoes are filling and flavorful. The cous […]

Most children love to dip their chicken fingers into honey mustard sauce. A pasta salad with a honey mustard vinaigrette is a dish kids and adults can agree on.  The pasta salad is made with whole wheat pasta and includes a bunch of vegetables. If you have picky eaters this pasta salad may be the […]

Football season is on the horizon as fall is upon us. Everyone is looking for party recipes. This tangy Brussels sprout dip has cheese, and a little bit of ranch dressing. This combination creates a creamy dip that reminds me of the taste of Caesar dressing. The addition of Brussels sprouts makes you feel as […]

It is hard to believe that the summer is coming to an end. The back to school season is upon us as is Labor Day. Our days will become busier and shorter. Do not fear, farmers markets are still plentiful. This tomato and corn salad will help you take advantage of the end of the […]

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