Pasta Primavera Garlic and Oil

Pasta will always be a comfort food in my opinion. The beauty of using pasta as a main dish is the versatility and endless options of add-ins. You can add chicken, beef, vegetables, seafood, cream sauce, marinara, pomodoro, or keep it simple with a garlic and oil. When I am at a restaurant, if I don’t order Rigatoni with Sausage […]

BBQ Chicken Meatballs

Never have I ever thought I would love ground chicken as much as I do. Up until a few years ago, I only really ate ground turkey. For a number of years, I despised ground beef; I actually didn’t even eat red meat altogether. When my husband and I went to Italy on our honeymoon, I tried a bite (or […]

Seven-Veggie Minestrone Soup

The second it becomes December, it’s soup season. I wasn’t always into soup, but as I grow older (or wiser?) I find myself gravitating toward craving soup. Soup is a cozy, warming, and hearty meal that can yield many servings for leftovers, lunch, and usually freezes well. I have several soups that I plan to experiment with, and I do […]

Herbes de Provence Roast Turkey Wings

One of the first things that comes to mind around the time of Thanksgiving is a feeling of overwhelming gratitude and love. Love for food, gratitude for family, gratitude for my friends and support system, love for my work in special education, and love for my passion in recipe development and sharing that love with all of you. I know […]

Cheesy Pesto Tortellini Bake

I think I come up with the best recipes when I’m either in the shower or when I am driving. I’m not sure either of those activities are the safest, however, it’s when my creative vibes flow and I get inspired. Pesto is truly my favorite sauce/condiment and I love making large batches of it. It’s so versatile: slathered on […]