Posts Tagged ‘Pasta’
Saturday, October 25th, 2014
Thank you to Dreamfields for sponsoring this post. I am happy for the opportunity to share brands that I believe in with my readers, and I hope you enjoy my recipe for Easy Chicken Parm Soup.
Something I’ve realized about myself is that I just about always defer to making food from scratch. (more…)
Wednesday, September 24th, 2014
So, I know alphabet soup is usually toddler food.
Its right up there with bananas smeared with peanut butter and smiley-face-shaped sandwiches. I have a confession though: I might occasionally still like kid favorites. (more…)
Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
Most of us already have a favorite pasta salad in our cooking repertoire, but do you have the perfect vegan pasta salad that you can whip up for any summer party, picnic, or BBQ?
I know I didn’t before this. (more…)
Thursday, May 22nd, 2014
Out of all my childhood memories, I remember summer vacation most vividly…those memories seem to be brighter, louder, and definitely more full of delicious smells and tastes. (more…)
Friday, March 14th, 2014
This dish is basically a grown-up version of Tuna Helper. (Despite my mom being the anti-processed food extremist that she was, which I now thank her for, even I tried Tuna Helper as a kid.) (more…)
Wednesday, January 8th, 2014
Thank you to I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter® for sponsoring this post. I am happy for the opportunity to share products that I enjoy with my readers, and I hope you like my recipe for Stovetop Tuscan Mac and Cheese.
There are the obvious sources of mealtime inspiration, like cookbooks, food magazines, and food blogs. There are friends’ recommendations, and remakes of restaurant favorites.
But how often do we really go to our moms for recipe advice? (I mean after college anyway…my mom was my cooking guru during undergrad!) (more…)
Thursday, October 3rd, 2013
Back home, Friday nights used to be my girls’-night-in sleepover night with my niece Autumn Rose. She’s all of ten now (wow, where did the time go?!), but you’d think she was at least fourteen from the way she looks (tallest in her class!) and the way she acts.
I’ve always been proud of her for being such a healthy eater – her mother drilled it into her from the very beginning and it has done wonders for her in every way. Which is why when I made this for dinner one Friday night late last winter I was completely surprised at her response: I don’t eat stuffed shells…they’re not my thing and I just don’t like them. Ok, first, lol. See what I mean? Ten going on fourteen. And second, this was coming from the girl who voluntarily orders pan-seared fish when eating out (in Disney, nonetheless!), drinks kombucha with me, and laughs in the face of savory green smoothies before gobbling them up (truth be told, I don’t even know many adults who can handle savory green smoothies…they really are an acquired taste!). (more…)
Monday, January 28th, 2013
I can’t resist picking up a unique (or better yet, strange) food item, and even something that seems as ordinary as pasta is no different. (Food bloggers, I know you get this…everyone else, I know it’s a little weird.) (more…)
Tuesday, November 20th, 2012
In just a few days we’ll be enjoying my favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner – leftovers! Lately I’ve been going crazy making a sandwich with deli turkey, and I can’t wait to try it with leftover turkey from Thanksgiving. Here’s what goes into that glorious sandwich… (more…)
Thursday, August 23rd, 2012
It had to be done. Had to.
Last week I was talking to my friend Alyssa (the blogger behind the fabulous blog Everyday Maven); Ramadan was about to end, and she and I were discussing food. (Because really, during Ramadan sometimes food is the only thing you can think of.) So, anyway, I told her Ramadan was ending in a couple days and she said I should enjoy my favorite foods for a week straight. (See how awesome she is? Truly a girl after my own heart.) She said if she were me, she’d be making mac and cheese.
I had to laugh; she completely read my mind. Not 10 minutes earlier I had texted Mike, asking him to stop at Wegmans to pick up a box of pasta on his way home. I asked him for elbow noodles by name and the stars must have all been aligned because he actually knew what they were (unthinkable, really).
See what I mean? I had to make mac and cheese. (more…)