Rigatoni with Sausage and Broccoli

There’s something about pasta dishes with broccoli that gets me everytime I order at a restaurant. I love broccoli; it’s one of my favorite vegetables. Freshly chopped broccoli florets tossed with pasta, seasoned with garlic and other aromas is a match made in pasta heaven! I bought sausage links a few weeks ago from Whole Foods for this dish, and […]

Beef Enchiladas

I am a sucker for Mexican cuisine. The spices, flavors, and of course a large margarita to wash it down; what’s not to love? When it comes to ordering Mexican food, I am a traditionalist. I tend to order a quesadilla or some tacos, but never enchiladas. I like handheld foods and dislike making a mess when I eat, which […]

Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup

I must be completely honest: I have attempted to make chicken noodle soup four times and failed horribly. I added way too many noodles and not enough broth almost every time, oversalted one test, completely forgot the salt in another – it was a mess! Since my husband has been working late, cooking on demand has become a challenge when […]

Sautéed Shrimp and Brussel Sprouts

I’ll be very honest with you, making seafood is not something I do very often in my house. The reason being, I am the only one who really eats it. I’ll make a tuna fish sandwich from time to time, but salmon? Seldom. Shrimp? Ditto. I challenged myself to make this shrimp dish to test out the flavors, the aromas, […]

Vegetarian Chili

Scene: a wintry, blistering cold Saturday evening, huddled inside our home sans plans (thanks, pandemic), with bellies rumbling for some warm, hearty food. Enter: this “throw all of the leftover veggies we have in the dutch oven with some tomato sauce and pray it tastes good” kind of chili. The actual intent for Saturday’s dinner this past weekend was to […]