Garlic & Oregano Pizza Crust

By Thursday, September 18, 2014

I’ve been on a hunt for the best pizza crust on the planet. I’ve been trying all sorts lately, and making dough in bulk and freezing it. We used to buy pre-cooked crusts from Costco, but I really love making my own now that I know ...

Roasted Red Pepper Pasta Sauce

By Friday, June 20, 2014

Gahhhh this sauce.   I thought I was done with carbs, but I guess not. Pasta is just so delicious! And the things you can do with it are endless. It's so fast and comforting and I just want it all the time. I realize I sound like a ...

Spinach & Ricotta-Stuffed Jumbo Shells

By Friday, June 6, 2014

My favourite thing about my half-marathon training? Carb loading.   If you have read this blog for, say, 30 seconds, you know I looove me some pasta. One of the most common comments I get (about my blog) is "how aren't you 300 lbs with all that unhealthy ...

Battle of the Pizzas 3.0

By Friday, May 30, 2014

If this is your first Battle of the Pizzas on The Domestic Blonde, welcome!!! Every so often, My Other Half and I have make-your-own pizza night. We have two crusts (this time homemade!) and set about making our own, unique creation, just the way we like it. In ...

Easy Homemade Pizza Dough

By Wednesday, May 28, 2014

We are making pizza this week!   That's right - today I am sharing my favourite homemade pizza dough, and then Friday I am going to share two new pizza recipes - also known as Battle of the Pizzas 3.0! In the last couple months, I've gotten over ...

Arugula Pesto Pasta

By Wednesday, April 23, 2014

And I’m wayyy behind in my blogging again! Seriously, because this photo first appeared on my Instagram on March 23rd. Which is a month ago. And considering I make 2-4 new recipes a week… I am way, way, way behind. For example, these posts are outstanding: Homemade naan ...

Butternut Squash & Goat Cheese Risotto

By Friday, March 28, 2014

I am just loooving this food combo right now. Obviously I am on a goat cheese kick, but pairing it with butternut squash is heavenly. We’ve made this recipe twice in just a couple weeks and seriously cannot get enough. Oddly enough, I’ve only made risotto a ...

Roasted Red Pepper & Goat Cheese Alfredo

By Friday, February 28, 2014

This is the kind of food I make when My Other Half is out of town. I'm serious! I've already mentioned that he's on a serious health kick. Pasta, unfortunately for this noodle-lover, is therefore out of the question. But when Roomie (yes, Roomie!) came for ...

Caramelized Onion Gnocchi

By Wednesday, January 29, 2014

This is the definition of comfort food. Basically what I was trying to do here was create perogies in gnocchi form. Adventurous, right? Anyway, it didn't quite work out exactly, but close.... and much more decadent. I always have store-bought gnocchi in my pantry, but I never ...

Baked Bruschetta Cheese Dip

By Friday, September 20, 2013

This post has been updated as of September 2014 with new photography! Put anything with cheese, bake it and I am sold. I was thinking about my favourite foods the other day. The list probably goes something like this: anything Thai, chipotle, jalapeno, or buffalo; pasta; butter; ...

Perfect, Easy Lasagna!

By Friday, September 13, 2013

This post was updated with new photography in March 2015. And yes, I used marble cheese in my lasagna. So sue me! I've never made lasagna. Well, that is, until now. It's kind of weird, right? That I had never made lasagna, one of the most basic, staple, ...

Tomato & Bocconcini Pasta

By Wednesday, August 28, 2013

I need to stop with my pasta addiction. It seems like every night My Other Half asks "what's for dinner?" and I sheepishly mumble "oh, this pasta I want to try...", much to his disappointment and frustration. Don't get me wrong, he loves pasta. But I want ...

Thai Shrimp Pizza

By Friday, August 23, 2013

Basically, if the title of a recipe has the word "Thai" in it... I'm sold. You might think I'm exaggerating, but I am not. I am hopelessly in love with all things Thai. One of my favourite staple items are pre-made, frozen pizza crusts. They're just so ...

Seafood Basil Pasta

By Thursday, August 8, 2013

I probably could call this post "what to do with leftover small amounts of uncooked seafood", but that doesn't sound very appetizing, does it? No, I think I'll stick with Seafood Basil Pasta. And this glorious photo. Yum. Before I get to the recipe, I have some ...

Miniature Caprese Salad

By Wednesday, July 17, 2013

First and foremost, a huge HAPPY 22nd BIRTHDAY to my one and only little sister Jessica! Love you very much and can't wait to see you soon! Ahhh, an Italian classic. When I went to art school in Italy in 2005, I really didn't appreciate all the ...