Category Archives: Italian

Ham & Salami Stromboli

  Sometimes what was originally intended for dinner falls to the wayside when unexpected life events throw a wrench into your plans and you have to come up quick with Plan B. Thankfully, I had all the ingredients on hand last … Continue reading

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Tortellini Pasta Salad

Fall is in the air, the days are shorter and cooler, the summer heat is behind us and I still have tomatoes growing in the garden. This year was my first year to do a trial run of a garden … Continue reading

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Spaghetti Pie

Finding something new to make for dinner that everyone will like lingers constantly in the recesses of my mind. I aim to please, most of the time. When I saw this video play on the Today Show, I was certain … Continue reading

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Zoodles & Meatballs

More often than not, our meals are only planned a few days in advance, a week at the most (loosely gathered in my head while grocery shopping); typically, the night before. I’ve heard about “zoodles” for a while now and … Continue reading

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Ricotta Cheese & Spinach Calzones

Truth be told: there comes a time in this wife’s/ mama’s cooking adventures, that I couldn’t care less what anyone else wants for dinner. It’s my way or the highway, or rather, make whatever you want ‘cuz this is what … Continue reading

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Deconstructed Pesto Pasta

This year I planted my first little garden and I’m happy to say, it has flourished. The wee little basil plant is now nearly unruly and I’m convinced that every time I snip some off, it grows back threefold! If I didn’t know … Continue reading

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Confession: I used to buy frozen meatballs. I know, I know. I’d always heard, ‘homemade is so much better’ and I suppose I instinctually knew that to be true, it’s just that I’d never done it. Plus, for so long, whenever we’d … Continue reading

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Pasta alla Vodka

Contrary to my meat and potatoes husband, I don’t believe that meat is a requirement for all meals. He thinks I’m kuh-razy and will proceed to tell me he’s from Texas where ‘steak is what’s for dinner’. Yeah, yeah, I … Continue reading

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With the exception of baking, though measurements are included, I rarely adhere to a recipe. I cook primarily based on my senses: smell, taste, and sight which, I realize, doesn’t necessarily bode well for accuracy of measurements since I’m not actually measuring … Continue reading

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Angel Hair Pasta with Grilled Chicken, Tomatoes, Garlic, & Basil (Chicken Spaghetti)

This meal is a family favorite and one of Chris’s top favorite meals. It’s full of tomatoes, garlic, seasoning and flavor. I have to admit, I no longer follow the recipe and even when I did, I did so loosely. Most of the time, I’m … Continue reading

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