Macaroni Baked Ziti is Possible

What is Baked Ziti? Traditionally, Baked Ziti is an Italian casserole dish, cooked with tomato sauce and cheese.  After searching my pantry, I discovered I did not have any Ziti, nor Penne pasta, both used interchangeably in this classic recipe.  Because Ziti and Penne are tubular pastas, why couldn’t I use elbow macaroni, of whichRead more

Weeknight Meaty Skillet Lasagna

  This Meaty Skillet Lasagna is simple and requires only a 10″ non-stick skillet for cooking.  Because I have a bounty of tomatoes from my garden, I substituted the 28-ounce can of whole peeled tomatoes with ones from my garden.  Since the recipe calls for the canned tomatoes to be placed in a food processor,Read more

Chicken and Lemon Pasta with Summer Vegetables

Chicken Lemon Pasta

Looking for a way to use up your summer harvest? For this Chicken and Lemon Pasta, you will spend more time prepping than cooking. Use store bought rotisserie chicken to make this a weeknight meal. MAKES 4 SERVINGS TOTAL TIME 35 MINUTES   COOK – pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water accordingRead more

Simple Supper: One Pot Pasta with Spinach & Tomatoes

Easy pasta dinner with a few ingredients… My favorite go to meal when I have no idea what to make for dinner is PASTA.  It is so easy to prepare and you only need a few ingredients to boost it up to an entree.  Served with a slice of bread, this is a meal thatRead more

Spaghetti with Carbonara Sauce

As one of my FAVORITE dishes ever, a good Spaghetti with Carbonara Sauce can be very difficult to make. I have tried at least a dozen different ways and although this particular recipe cannot be classified as EASY, it is not difficult – just takes patience and preparation.  That being said, make sure you haveRead more

Products I Love: Ancient Harvest

My husband and I love to eat pasta at least one night a week.  I am always searching for more healthy pasta options.  Recently, while eating lunch at  THE SWAMP RABBIT CAFE,  I stumbled upon Ancient Harvest.  After preparing it for dinner, we are searching for all their products. Ancient Harvest: Pasta Several pasta shapesRead more

Easy Recipe Day! – Pesto Pasta

Made the dish below, it was delicious.   I think next time I will cut the grape tomatoes in half. See Tasty.com for the recipe – http://www.buzzfeed.com/alvinzhou/try-this-one-pan-garlic-chicken-pesto-pasta-dish-for-dinner#.soNzbqWA3p                                         Will be making this dish tonight for dinner.Read more