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LASAGNA: A NEW TAKE ON AN OLD TIME FAVORITE

We have had endless days of rain in our neck of the woods which always leads me to comfort food.  Lasagna being a family favorite.  There are a number of different lasagna recipes on my blog and while this is somewhat of a traditional lasagna there are a few new ingredients as well as a [...]

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TOMATO PESTO PASTA WITH ROASTED GARLIC GOAT CHEVRAI (A RECIPE INSPIRATION)

We are huge lovers of pesto in this household.  Each year I make Organic Garlic Scape Pesto which we freeze to have throughout the year.  This is the first time I have made Tomato Pesto and Oh My Goodness, do we ever love it.

As mentioned in previous posts, every year, we buy our local organic [...]

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GLUTEN FREE BUTTERNUT SQUASH SKILLET LASAGNA

The inspiration for this recipe came from a Magazine called “TASTE MAGAZINE” that our B.C. Liquor Stores put out quarterly, I believe.

You can see a copy of the magazine here.  While the magazine’s focus is on wine and spirit pairings with food, it also showcases the new releases of wines and spirits.  It is a [...]

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GARLIC SCAPE HAM AND PESTO PASTA SALAD

Garlic scapes are such a delicious addition to foods whether in stir frys, pesto, or salads they are bound to be tasty!  They do have a short window however, so luckily this year I was  able to get 5- 6 lbs most of which was turned into Garlic Scape Pesto – recipe can be found [...]

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TURKEY PESTO MEATBALLS

If you read my blog, you will have read many a time that we do love meatballs of any kind in this household.  You could use ground chicken or ground beef in this recipe – we like to use ground turkey when we can get it.  It makes for a nice change, and is not [...]

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ITALIAN SAUSAGE MUSHROOM BASIL LASAGNA

Lasagna is such comfort food.  What I also love about lasagna, is I make it in the morning and refrigerate until ready to cook for dinner, plus I do not cook the lasagna noodles which saves some time and clean up.  I always use the same yogurt cheese/spinach/parmesan cheese in place of cottage or ricotta [...]

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THIRTY MINUTES OR LESS PASTA

This is the easiest, fastest, pasta dish I know how to make.  It is for those days when you have been busy all day, too tired to cook, and just need some quick comfort food.  It is also very versatile….add different fresh herbs – in the summer I use fresh tomatoes and fresh basil from [...]

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PASTA CARBONARA

Here is another pasta dish…I seem to have a few pasta dishes accumulated in my draft posts…but this one was so dang yummy just had to share right away!

This is a pasta dish that never really appealed to me….the whole raw egg thing.  Until I saw Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals.  Traditionally Carbonara is made with [...]

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CHICKEN PARMESAN CHEESE BAKE

This chicken dish very closely resembles Chicken Cacciatore.  The process is somewhat different – as I made it into a chicken cheese bake in the oven.   We had this dish served over pasta, however, it would also be tasty served over rice.

Life in my neck of the woods is getting super super busy with work.  [...]

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ITALIANS MAKE IT THE BEST!

If you read my blog, you may know I am not a fan of jarred pasta sauces.  This is so true.  There are a number of quick and easy pasta sauces on my blog that you can check out.  Now having said that…..yes having said that…..I found a jarred pasata sauce that is to die [...]