Comfort Food, Dinner, Italian, Vegetarian

Pumpkin Lasagna

This dish is perfect for fall – rich, hearty, and full of pumpkin flavor. If you’re not a pumpkin lover, feel free to substitute butternut squash. Prepare it exactly the same way as the pumpkin; it also compliments the sage. I recommend preparing the pumpkin at least a day before you want to serve the […]

Comfort Food, Feature, Italian, Technique

Fresh Pasta

Fresh pasta can be tricky, but it is worth the time. Making pasta at home compares to nothing else you’ll have – not even the allegedly fresh pasta in the refrigerated section of the grocery store. I used the extruder attachment for my Kitchen Aid to make this spaghetti. This is the first time I […]

Easy, Healthy, Italian, Light


The more I talk to people I learn that, while most know what pesto is, they have no clue how to make it. When I try to explain that it’s easy, they think I am nuts. Honestly, if you have a food processor, this is a snap – PLUS, you will impress everyone and you […]

Dinner, Italian

Gouda & Prosciutto Stuffed Chicken

This dish is so sinful, no one will believe that it’s not bad for you. I adapted this from a health food cookbook! It is really good served with some sauteed asparagus. Ingredients: 1Ā½ lbs. Chicken breasts (3) 2 c. Buttermilk (use more if necessary to cover) 3 slices Prosciutto 3 slices Smoked Gouda cheese […]

Comfort Food, Dinner, Italian

The Sauce of my Childhood

Meat sauce is one of those basic things you grow out of when your palate changes, and you eventually forget. I was in the grocery store on Sunday debating the amount of energy I had to make meatballs (due to an intense craving) when vague memories of meat sauce surfaced in my brain. It turns […]

Dinner, Healthy, Italian, Light, Soup

Minestrone Soup

I have made this a few times, most recently for dinner on Easter (very festive, I know). I realize that this is not a traditional minestrone, mostly because Dad and I debated the finer points and as it turns out, I am wrong. However, Todd and I are pretty sure its perfect! I wanted to […]

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