Tag: pasta

Super Cheesy Double Meat Baked Spaghetti

Super Cheesy Double Meat Baked Spaghetti

With the first bite of this baked spaghetti, I thought to myself “why has it been so long since I made this for dinner??”. I quickly answered my question — which, as I look back on this convo– makes me realize: not only am I 

Becoming a Pasta Maker ((Napa part 4))

Becoming a Pasta Maker ((Napa part 4))

I must say, the idea of a head chef and restaurant owner personally training me in the art and science of pasta making seemed very exciting…until the morning came to be taught. I was nervous — like first day at a new school nervous. I needed 

It’s a wonderful whirlwind of a tour ((part 2)): The Golden Gate Bridge, Marin County and a Napa Valley Welcome.

It’s a wonderful whirlwind of a tour ((part 2)): The Golden Gate Bridge, Marin County and a Napa Valley Welcome.

We woke early. Our minds were set to Oklahoma time, but our thoughts danced through the recollections of where we had been and imagined the beauty and excitement of where the day would lead. I just love the internet, unless I hate it – but that is another story. We read dozens of reviews and menus of 15+ local breakfast nooks deep within Berkeley. We examined all of our options and settled on Continue reading It’s a wonderful whirlwind of a tour ((part 2)): The Golden Gate Bridge, Marin County and a Napa Valley Welcome.

No-Peek Oven Roasted Merlot & Sweet Italian Sausage Spaghetti Sauce

No-Peek Oven Roasted Merlot & Sweet Italian Sausage Spaghetti Sauce

Why haven’t I done this before?? The flavors are AMAZING (deep and perfect) and it is a meal for the ages! So simple and I am in love with using one pot for the entire meal. The day I made this, I had just less 

Smoked Salmon and Green Heirloom Tomatoes in a Brown Butter Cream Sauce ((over Campanelle))

Smoked Salmon and Green Heirloom Tomatoes in a Brown Butter Cream Sauce ((over Campanelle))

I cannot express the full magnitude of deliciousness – but I will try to give you a sliver of an idea. The first bite stole the words right out of my mouth. The synapses in my brain stopped working for a minute. When they started 

Dad’s Favorite Macaroni Salad ((Just in time for Father’s Day!!))

Dad’s Favorite Macaroni Salad ((Just in time for Father’s Day!!))

Dad’s Favorite! Every time I think of this macaroni salad, a scene plays over in my mind. It isn’t an exciting scene, nor is it monumental in forming me into who I am today.

But it is still quietly and comfortingly present every single time I recall this recipe. I can see my dad, sitting in ‘his spot’ at the head of the dining table. Continue reading Dad’s Favorite Macaroni Salad ((Just in time for Father’s Day!!))

Merlot Infused Garden-Fresh Veggie & Sweet Italian Sausage Ragu

Merlot Infused Garden-Fresh Veggie & Sweet Italian Sausage Ragu

This ragu makes a regular appearance in my weekly menu planning every season of the year. Why?? It is so easy, delicious & I hide veggies in it like a crazy woman stuffing $$ in every pocket while in one of the $$ blowing cases ((do you know 

Sun Dried Tomato & Chicken “Faux-fredo” with Cheese Ravioli

Sun Dried Tomato & Chicken “Faux-fredo” with Cheese Ravioli

Summer officially kicked off for us this week & it has been a bit if an adjustment! Home in the mornings and out the door after lunch for summer fun…I start thinking about dinner around 4:30 & 20 minutes from home. Dinner is a distant 

<p>One for the <strike>record</strike> recipe books!!</p> Asparagus, Spring Peas & Bacon with Pappardelle in a White Wine Cream Sauce

One for the record recipe books!!

Asparagus, Spring Peas & Bacon with Pappardelle in a White Wine Cream Sauce

I recently acquired 1/2 lb. thick-cut applewood smoked bacon. I am not going to tell you how — Continue reading

One for the record recipe books!!

Asparagus, Spring Peas & Bacon with Pappardelle in a White Wine Cream Sauce