Blackberry Ginger Pasta Salad


Do you ever surprise yourself with your own creativity? Me either. But, a week or two ago, Jon called home and begged me to make a “yummy pasta salad.”  And I was like, Heck no, I only want to make a nasty pasta salad.  Because that’s how I roll. Yucktastic is where it’s at. I […]

Cheesy Hamburger Ranch Mac and Gnocchi


You may not know this about me, but I am a ranch addict. Heck, I’m addicted to lots of things. Sexy shoes, high dollar handbags, Ryan Gosling.  But ranch I can have an affinity for and not break the bank.  Or my back.  Let’s not go there….I was talking about the shoes, you know. As […]

Deep Fried Sugared Pasta and Strawberry Crunch


Sometimes I just can’t leave well enough alone. Like – pasta is good, right?  And dessert is good…but how often do you have pasta for dessert? Well, I did. I took a perfectly good lasagna noodle and deep fried it, tossed it with powdered sugar, and topped it with simple, sweet,  and sassy strawberry sauce. […]

Kid Friendly Homemade Pasta Sauce–with Tomatoes, Herbs and Onions


Well, it’s almost Mother’s Day. I don’t think any child fully realizes the meaning of Mother’s Day until they actually PRODUCE a child. Kid’s ain’t no joke. They are always needing something.  Snot wiped.  Teeth brushed.  A ride.  A bath.  A swingset, a pony, a ball glove, a swimming pool shaped like a turtle.  It’s […]

Mushroom & Baby Pea Penne with Parmesan Truffle Sauce


I hate when I don’t get what I want.  Hate it. There’s a sauce I want.  I’ve mentioned it before – it’s the truffle sauce on the mushroom ravioli that Chef Mike Behmorias serves at The Bank Food and Drink.  Good mercy, I love that pasta.  He’s made fun of me, if you can believe […]

Gruyere Philly Cheesesteak Mac & Cheese


I know, that’s a mouthful. Gruyere Philly Cheesesteak Mac and Cheese. Three very good things are listed in that title:  Wisconsin Gruyere – about the best cheese on the planet if you ask me; Philly Cheesesteak – there’s a reason they are so well known; Mac and Cheese – the ultimate in comfort food.  The […]

Greek Chicken Pasta Salad with Feta and Herbs, from Liz at The Lemon Bowl

Greek Chicken Pasta Salad

I’m thrilled to be guest posting for Susan today. We had the opportunity to meet face-to-face last year during the Ohio Dairy Adventure. Let me tell you –it doesn’t get more intimate that milking cows at 5AM with your fellow bloggers! We had a blast and it was great to finally meet the spunky lady […]

Parmesan, Onions and Mushroom Pasta with Peas and Truffle Oil


I’ve never met a pasta I didn’t like. You? Tomato sauce. Alfredo. Truffles. Pesto.  Cheese. Cream. Top a bowl of pasta with just about anything – I will eat it. Oh yes, I will eat it. But, that doesn’t mean I don’t love a GREAT pasta dish.  I had one of the best ever just […]

Pass the Pasta…Weeknight Meals Made Easy!


I don’t know about your family, but mine? Well, let’s just say I’m not June Cleaver, and I’m not making dinner for 4 hours a day.  If’ I’m lucky, I pull together dinner in an hour, if I can.  I rarely, if ever, WANT to. Not sure why that is though…I do love to cook.  […]