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Brown Rice Penne with Lamb and Mint Pesto

This brown rice penne with lamb and mint pesto is a hearty dish loaded with spring flavor. Italians don’t do ham for Easter, they do lamb. Unless, you’re my grandfather, who, although is about as much Italian American as they come, for some reason loves ham. Growing up, Easter Sunday was an egg hunt between …

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Soba noodles with leeks, sweet onions and egg

These soba noodles with leeks, sweet onions and egg are an easy and delicious vegetarian meal. There are few groceries that set off panic mode in my brain when their supply gets dangerously low, bananas (I live with a part monkey husband), milk (omg, what do I put in my 3 cups of coffee in …

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Creamy Greek Yogurt Mac ‘n Cheese with Peas and Bacon

This creamy Greek yogurt macaroni and cheese has all the creamy, cheesy comfort of the traditional dish but is a whole lot lighter and healthier for you! Let’s chat about everyone’s beloved mac ‘n cheese shall we? Um, it’s a freakin’ mess and a half to make. Right?! I mean, there’s grated cheese everywhere (because …

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Creamy butternut squash pasta with sage mushrooms

Butternut squash is puréed to create a creamy delicious sauce for the pasta which is topped with caramelized mushrooms and sage. The summer after my freshman year of college I worked as an “administrative specialist” for Cutco. It was quite possibly the sketchiest job I’ve ever had between the business never actually calling itself Cutco (it was …

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Zucchini Noodles with Sausage, Cherries and Ricotta

Zucchini noodles with sausage, cherries and ricotta is a healthier way to get your pasta fix in the summer. A delicious combination of savory and sweet. Things I love: #1 – Sausage. Save the the twss comment, I know. And I’m talking real sausage, not the chicken kind. I eat that too but greasy, pork …

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