Tag: pasta

Smoked sausage sweet potato skillet “pasta”


Up until now, there’s been exactly one way we’ve eaten sausage for dinner: on sandwich rolls with cooked peppers and onions. A little mayo, some mustard. This old link gets me thinking I really need to re-visit some of my early recipes – that picture makes the sausage look…well…unflattering, to say the least. The point [continue reading...]

White bean soup with rosemary oil


Even though my poor circulation is not a big fan of the cold, one of winter’s redeeming factors is soup. This cold winter slows me down and has me constantly wishing I was sitting in front of a warm fireplace with a cup of hot cocoa in my hand. Apparently our cats share this feeling [continue reading...]

Butternut squash noodles with brown butter and kale


I’m a girl who loves her kitchen tools. I’m crazy for my food processor, I smile every time I use my switchit spatula, and I’m totally into tiny bowls. Two weeks ago, I added a new kitchen tool to my collection that I’ve already developed strong feelings for. Who knew such an inexpensive gizmo in [continue reading...]

Homemade spinach whole wheat pasta primavera


I have a secret to admit. I took a break from cooking for the past week. The cold that crept up on me in July kept me out of the kitchen. Now that I’m mostly recovered, I’m finding it very hard to get motivated to cook for one person with Lucas in China. The good [continue reading...]

Sesame miso zucchini noodles and tofu


It takes every ounce of self-control to refrain from eating homemade fettuccine every day. Unfortunately, eating fresh pasta as often as I crave it is not consistent with my healthy eating goals and does not bode well for staying in shape. After pigging out on candied bacon a couple of weeks ago, our diet was [continue reading...]

Mushroom and leek pappardelle topped with crispy pancetta


Remember my mushroom craving last week? Well, I finally got my mushroom fix. Thursday night was an exploration in hen of the woods and black trumpet mushrooms; I discovered that both types are rich and flavorful, and their aroma is rather pleasant and innocuous. Beyond the basic fungi (cremini, portabella, shiitake, enoki), I don’t really know all [continue reading...]

Lasagna bolognese with béchamel


I love lasagna – layers upon layers of rich, decadent sauce, cheese, and pasta that offer up different flavors with each bite. What I don’t love about most lasagna is cooked ricotta cheese. It tastes like chalk when baked and is a colossal mistake when layered into one of the most savory comfort foods in [continue reading...]

Baked broccoli mac and cheese


Remember how I wasn’t cooking this week? Well, I accidentally made two gigantic vats of mac and cheese last night. Okay, so it wasn’t really an accident – I intended to make mac and cheese for four people (plus some extra for our intended trip to Tahoe), but somehow I ended up pouring 1½ pounds [continue reading...]