My husband works in the big city. He commutes on the train in, takes a subway to a LA skyscraper, works long hours and then goes back to his train to come home. During certain times of the year he works such long hours that he receives a budget for a food allowance. There is pretty amazing food in the city. Sometimes I'm lucky enough that he brings home half of the meal. S'mac n Cheese from the Nickel Diner is one meal I beg for him to bring home. It's the best mac n cheese you'll ever . . .
I've decided that this is the perfect summer recipe. Fresh herbs and ripe tomatoes give this pasta sauce a bright rich flavor and a true Italian delight. Not your typical spaghetti sauce. Intact this sauce works amazing with any type of pasta, I chose to pair it with some fresh pasta I made with my KitchenAid Pasta Rollers...those things are amazing. Homemade fresh pasta in minutes. Nothing quite compares to homemade pasta. If you are a pasta lover, they need to be in your kitchen! Click here . . .
We are so excited to share a little collaboration we have been working on with KitchenAid! You heard that right, the one and only KitchenAid!! Sometimes it feels a little surreal that we get to work with amazing companies like them. We are kinda lucky. Today we are going to be showing off their pasta attachments. I've been dreaming of these bad boys for years... and now after trying them out, I realize the homemade pasta goodness I have been missing out on. For The Love Of Pasta I love . . .
These drunken noodles ruined me in high school RUINED me. They are one of those foods I crave, and I crave them even though I thousands of miles away from the dang restaurant. I have found that no two thai resturants make them the same. Our favorite thai place to get curry serves their drunken noodles over shredded lettuce. I don't like it. at all. Hot steamy noodles on a cold bed of lettuce? not my style. however, over cabbage I'd do. Anyway. I've tried for years to . . .
Boxed whole-wheat pasta and jarred spaghetti sauce with a little sprinkling of parmesan is actually one of my favorite meals. Pretty boring and totally uncreative, right? I know, total fail. This recipe is actually from one of Des and Aubrey's friends from several years ago way back when this little 'ol blog here was just a place for them to swap recipes. I remade it to take some pictures a couple years ago when I was pregnant, and naturally haven't been able to make it since as a wave of . . .
Are you ready for some cozy delicious comfort food? This baked three-cheese Italian penne pasta is one of my family's favorite meals. With a creamy cheese sauce and tangy tomatoes mixed with the soft noodles- it is the ultimate crowd pleaser. I love fixing it when we have guests over because it makes a full 9 x 13 pan and is easy to double if you have hearty eaters. I've made this cheesy penne pasta so many times over the years and with so many variations I've learned it is hard to go wrong! . . .
I have been known to like a little kick to my food. I love a burst of flavor and a little heat. The first time I had arrabbiata sauce was while I was in college and working at Olive Garden. I was pretty much in heaven. I loved that sweet tomato paired with the spicy crushed red pepper. Since then I have ordered this sauce at numerous restaurants and always enjoyed every last bite. I like it with shrimp - but feel free to swap out the shrimp for - pre-cooked chicken - or even ground beef or . . .
Ok yes, it's not quite fall and warm hearty soup weather yet, but I looove this tortellini minestrone and make it year round. During the fall it makes a weekly appearance because it is simple to whip up. I also am a left-over-eater. I know there are many out there who will let the food rot in the tupperware before thinking of reheating food but I love it! This healthy soup is one of those that makes a ton so I have plenty of lovely little lunches for my self. I start out with some mild . . .
Congrats to our Mazola Grill Pack Giveaway Winner Danielle!! My mom would always make us our very favorite meal on our birthday. Anyone else with this birthday tradition? They couldn't afford to take our whole family out to dinner, but as kids we didn't care- getting to choose dinner was enough of a treat. So when we got married, the first birthday rolled around and naturally I asked my husband what his favorite meal is so I can make it for his birthday dinner. His answer was stuffed . . .
It was one of those evenings where I was begging to go out to dinner and my husband instead was all "oh I'll go mix a little somethin' somethin' up for you baby," ok, it probably wasn't JUST like that...but I'm always up going out and he is always so good about staying in and saving money. I came down and he had mixed up this little dish, it was pretty much all that we had had in the kitchen...some pesto, spinach we keep around for all those green smoothies and almost expired whipping cream. . . .