Garden Fresh Summer Pasta Salad

Corn. Tomatoes. Cucumbers.  Fresh greens and herbs. What could spell out summer any better? Well, you could add pasta. Summer is all about ease.  Easy eating, easy prep, easy clean up.  It’s hot, y’all, so let’s keep it simple.  No one wants to be trapped indoors over a stovetop or scorching oven.  So what do […]

Cinco de Mayo Shrimp Pico Pasta

Know what’s coming up? Cinco de Mayo. Know what people love to do on Cinco de Mayo? Spend 14 hours creating a complex and time consuming dinner.  And getting root canals. Unfortunately, this recipe is neither of those things, and yet, I am going to share it with you.  You know, just in case you […]

Linguine with Prosciutto, Mushrooms, and Peas

I grew up thinking that pasta required one of two things: Tomato sauce or cheese. It’s taken me some time to realize that there are so many more pasta possibilities…be it a creamy white sauce, rose, vodka sauce, mushroom sauce, or something much lighter, such as a vinaigrette. Once I started traveling abroad, I really […]

Apple Cranberry Chicken Orzo

Looking for the perfect way to change up a weeknight meal? Apple Cranberry Chicken Orzo is it.  Easy, flavorful, and such great texture.  I absolutely adore it.  But before I delve into the recipe, let’s talk a little about the season, shall we? The air is brisker, the nights are longer, the leaves are almost […]

Buffalo Chicken Pizza Macaroni and Cheese…and a Giveaway

Casual Entertaining. I’m a huge fan of anything that says CASUAL.  And entertaining.  So, when I was challenged by Dreamfields to create a recipe using their Elbow Macaroni with a Casual Entertaining theme, my mind raced and the excitement kept me up nights. Literally.  Dreams of what to do with macaroni kept me awake for […]

Zesty Cheesy Chili Mac, a #NewTraDish

Growing up, we had spaghetti a lot.  My mom worked fulltime, and as working moms know, the last thing you want to do when you get home is make anything other than an impression on the couch. So spaghetti is kind of a savior.  It’s a quick and easy dinner, and everyone likes it.  Even […]

Hawaiian Islands Chicken Pasta…and a Giveaway!

I am a creature of habit.  Change?  I say I love it…and I kind of do.  But it’s also just not something I am very good at implementing myself. Even with pasta. As an ambassador for Dreamfields Pasta, I am often challenged with a new recipe to create using pasta. You’d think that’s easy, but, […]

Ribbon Pasta…and Together Time in the Kitchen

As a food blogger, I find myself in the kitchen a lot of the time. It’s my space, where I go to work, to cook, to bake, to photograph. I spend time online there, searching Pinterest and other blogs for inspiration. I watch television in there; I listen to my music. I sometimes dance, sometimes […]

30 Minute Dinner–Chicken Amalfi…and a Giveaway!

Weeknight dinners.  You know the ones.  The nights when the thought of having to make anything at all, other than a phone call to the local pizza joint, is just about more than you can bear. That’s like, almost every single day for me. And here you thought food bloggers loved cooking. Cook cook cook, […]