Orecchiette with Butternut Squash

Fantastic flavors! Pasta tossed with broccoli rabe, evoo, red pepper flakes & parmigiana : ) I love butternut squash — it’s so versatile + you can enjoy it anytime of the year! A healthy’ish meal that tastes amazing. You can purchase pre-cut containers for easy convenience. I prefer cutting fresh squash {not an easy taskContinue reading “Orecchiette with Butternut Squash”

Spring Pea Pasta with Burrata

Eat your peas! I can still hear my Mom saying those very words. Bright sweet peas tossed with ditalini pasta, seasonings & a splash of lemon makes a perfect side or dinner dish : ) Peas were never my favorite however, I’ve grown to enjoy them. Perhaps it’s the combination with pasta 😁 A light,Continue reading “Spring Pea Pasta with Burrata”

Slow Cooker Short Rib Ragu with Pappardelle

An Italian-style dish packed with flavor! Slow cooked short ribs, carrots, celery, onion & marinara make the most delicious meal. With minimal prep time slicing the vegetables & searing the ribs, the rest is hands off. No babysitting required…slow cooker to the rescue : ) Pasta is so pretty, easy & delicious! You can substituteContinue reading “Slow Cooker Short Rib Ragu with Pappardelle”

Pasta with Creamy Alfredo Sauce

Alfredo sauce anyone? I love it 😍 Seasoned chicken, garlic, vegetables & parmigiano pair beautifully together. I love cooking new pasta dishes! There’s something about a creamy, garlic Parmesan sauce. If you haven’t made Alfredo sauce ~ It’s simple & so scrumptious! I’m always searching for new pasta meal ideas and couldn’t wait to shareContinue reading “Pasta with Creamy Alfredo Sauce”

Farfalle with Spinach, Caramelized onions and Butternut Squash

What’s for dinner?… bow tie pasta with lots of veggies and a creamy parmesan sauce. Yum! Did you know farfalle is also known as farfalloni or farfalline? An Italian style recipe with a touch of Autumn. I love everything about this dish : ) I roasted the butternut squash with salt & brown sugar forContinue reading “Farfalle with Spinach, Caramelized onions and Butternut Squash”

Macaroni and Cheese Donuts

Take a cheese! When my son was 3 yrs old he picked up his Mom Mom’s camera and said “take a cheese”. Lol! Evidently we used the old ‘Say cheese’ photo-op moments often. Moving on to the cheesy business… I made something really good but really bad. Stirred up some homemade macaroni n’ cheese… asContinue reading “Macaroni and Cheese Donuts”

Rigatoni with Summer Squash and Tomatoes

Squashing it! A light, simple & delicious meal. The moment I saw this pasta summer squash dish by Tyler Florence on the Food Network, it was instantly added to my ‘try it’ list.  Does anyone else enjoy the aroma of garlic & onions cooking (or sauteing)? It smells so good! Summer squash, cherry tomatoes, garlic,Continue reading “Rigatoni with Summer Squash and Tomatoes”

Spaghetti and Meatballs

A classic dinner, that many of us love!  Do you call it red sauce or gravy? Twirl or cut your pasta? As a teenager, I was invited to my boyfriend’s Nana’s home for dinner. We were all seated at the table and I began to cut the spaghetti with my fork & knife, Nana wasContinue reading “Spaghetti and Meatballs”