One Skillet Poblano Chili Mac

October 9, 2015

I am a huge fan of quick and easy dinners. They are typically what I cook on a week night. I have to say I am not the most consistent when it comes to having a weekly meal plan. I tend to  decide at 4:30 pm what we will be eating at 6pm. I usually look in my fridge […]

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Pasta E Fagioli

March 26, 2015

Say this with me. Pasta Faaaaaa Zooooool. Easy, right? I just wanted to make sure you knew how to pronounce this dish. Every Italian family has their own version of this peasant dish. It traditionally is a hearty soup of pasta and beans but I make mine meaty and add some ham. Any type of leftover […]

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Orzo Egg Drop Soup

January 21, 2015
orzo soup

I was a really odd child. I liked going to school and there were years where I did not miss a single day.  I loved getting the perfect attendance award in sixth grade.  That’s what you call a really nerdy twelve-year old, right? Considering we didn’t have cable TV, there were no reality TV shows, no cell phones […]

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Colavita Summer Party!!

July 25, 2014
colavita collage

You know I love to entertain. And I love olive oil and everything Italian. So I was one happy lady when Colavita asked if I would have a party using a bunch of their products. Of course I would! Olive oil, pasta, olives, chocolate. What’s not too love? This is what came in a big […]

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Stove Top Mac and Cheese

May 23, 2014
mac n cheese

Gone are the days where I make boxed mac and cheese. I have nothing against making food from a box but I am glad my son realized there is a world outside of “the box “.  My daughter has been a homemade mac and cheese lover for a long time. As a matter of fact, […]

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The Best Mac and Cheese Ever!

December 3, 2013
mac and cheese outside

 I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving! We had a good one but I am sick of eating leftovers. I just used up the last of the turkey carcass to make some stock which I will freeze.  I have to say I am a little fooded out. (Is that even a word?) It was my son’s […]

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One Pot Creamy Spinach and Artichoke Bucatini

October 1, 2013
Delverde pasta

This recipe is posted as an entry in the Delverde DISH YOUR BLOG recipe contest to try to win a trip to NYC. I have received samples of Delverde pasta but as usual all opinions are my own. I am in love with pasta. What else is new? Everywhere I look on the internet, I […]

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Shrimp and Artichoke Orzo

July 24, 2013
shrimp orzo bowl pot good

We have pasta for dinner often. I like it in every shape and size. As a kid, I would eat orzo and I would call them little footballs. It was a common pasta to have in chicken soup. As much as I love it, I sometimes forget about this cute little shaped pasta.  I often […]

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Chicken Pesto Gnocchi

June 7, 2013
pesto chicken gnocchi

It is an awful rainy evening and I have the perfect dinner for you. Rent a movie and make these gnocchi. They are quick and easy.  The big plus is that you can eat them while watching your favorite flick. No knife required! Check out my Chicken Pesto Gnocchi Recipe on The Food Fanatic. Happy […]

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Creamy Shrimp Rigatoni On Food Fanatic

May 1, 2013
creamy shrimp pasta

Today I have some good news to share. I have a new gig as a contributor to Food Fanatic. This is a website for  anyone that loves food. I am happy to be part of this group of bloggers that create delicious recipes.  At Food Fanatic, you can find recipes, food photography, TV show reviews […]

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