Brazilian Pasta Salad

Gold Medal Recipe, kids. In case you’ve been napping, this summer holds an exciting event…the Olympics.  This year – it’s in RIO.  Can you imagine?  The Summer Games in magical Brazil, in the shadows of Sugarloaf and around the corner from Iguazu Falls?  In Rio, a city that is so robust and alive, full of […]

Easy Macaroni Salad…and Better Bakery

I am a huge fan of bready things.  Rolls. Pretzels. Burgers, calzones, subs, pizza.  If it’s yeasty, I want it. I love to make bread, but let’s be honest…it takes time. Lots of time.  The kneading, the rising. It’s devoting an entire Saturday to the kitchen when you really just want to nap and Netflix.  […]

Spaghetti with Crab in Champagne Lemon Cream Sauce

It is almost 2016. Time for me to finally, finally, get my things in order.  I should probably fill out that 2015 Day Planner I just HAD TO HAVE, but, why bother?  I reckon it’s a little late for that now. I’ll just be better in 2016.  I will start it off right.  Get back […]

Spaghetti and Giant Meatballs

October is Healthy Pasta Month. Any month that celebrates pasta? Count me in.  So, imagine my excitement to be the chosen blogger to kick off Healthy Pasta Month for Dreamfields Pasta.  As you probably know, I have been working with Dreamfields for several years now, and since the first taste, they’ve been my go-to brand […]

Blackberry Ginger Pasta Salad

Do you ever surprise yourself with your own creativity? Me either. But, one fine day, 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 kid, I […]

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 […]

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 […]