Sweet Baby Peas and Mushroom Pappardelle tossed in Sherry Cream

spring peas and mushroom pappardelle in sherry cream sauce

Assorted lush shades of green encompass the landscape this time of year.  Spring, a time of revival, renewal and start over’s.  Yes, start over’s.  As in something keeps eating the spring greens in my garden, so now I have to start over. At least … [Read more...]

Hearty Winter Bolognese

When I was little, I remember my Grandmother standing at the stove top stirring her homemade tapioca pudding. I stood close by, waiting, asking to help, so I could somehow sneak a sample of her delicious recipe. Grandma smiled and with a twinkle in … [Read more...]

Simple Is Sometimes The Most Delicious

Roasted Cauliflower Fettuccine with Garlic Bechamel and Toasted Pine Nuts

It begins with fresh, naturally grown ingredients.  Clean flavors,  bright colors or even brilliant whites.  Like waking up to a new snow that’s settled on the frozen ground. I like white.  Ask Ranger Craig.  He’ll tell you I have an obsession … [Read more...]

Shrimp Linguine with Fresh Arugula Lemon Pesto

Shrimp Linguine with Fresh Arugula Lemon Pesto

From the time my two sassy gals were little, I’ve given them this tidbit of advice.  Be aware of your surroundings. Keep alert, watch where you’re going, and watch your step.  Excellent Motherly advice.  Right? Why you ask? Because I am notorious … [Read more...]

Lemon, Fresh Basil and Chicken Fusilli Pasta

Lemon Basil Chicken Pasta

I learned how to Instagram this weekend.  My 14 year old is an Instagram Whiz and she thought I needed to add it to my repertoire of social media. Oh Yay.  One more social media application to learn. I haven’t even mastered Twitter yet.  … [Read more...]

Weeknight Ragu over Jovial Brown Rice Pasta

Weeknight Ragu over Jovial Brown Rice Pasta

Yep, I did it again. Second time in a week I forgot to plan dinner.  I plan at least 3-4 meals at one time.  Always.  But it’s my busy season and I got sidetracked. It happens. Right? Thankfully my crew is easy to please (Mmmm… fairly … [Read more...]

Thai Chicken Pasta

Thai Chicken Pasta

I love simple. Simple is good.  Especially when my days are long and I find my family cruising through the kitchen wondering what's for dinner. You'd think I'd have everyone trained by now.   But no, I'm a control freak.  Yes I am.  I'll admit … [Read more...]

Pan Seared Scallops in a New Orleans Style Bordelaise Sauce Over Capellini

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Just when you thought I couldn't find another way to prepare scallops, here's one more!  I guess we can blame my scallop obsession on Fishmonger Jim at Gemini Fish Market.  He always brings in the most gorgeous dry packed sea scallops.  And of … [Read more...]

Stuffed Manicotti with Chicken Italian Sausage Ragu

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It looks as if our sunny spell has ended and the spring clouds have rolled in off the Pacific.  We're in for a little rain and cooler temperatures the next day or two and it feels like a perfect pasta week.  Pasta recipes are always a big hit with … [Read more...]

Italian Meatballs – Simple and Delicious!

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I believe I've made twenty different types of meatballs over the last few years.  Each time hoping I've come up with the perfect meatball recipe.  I'm not sure there is such a thing, especially with my family's diverse taste buds.  However, I think … [Read more...]