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 ...

Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai

By Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Pad Thai is my FAVOURITE. I always feel silly ordering just Pad Thai at a restaurant because I should really be trying something new. But it's Old Faithful to me. It never disappoints. But really, I prefer to go for Thai with a group of people ...

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 ...

Spicy Peanut Noodles with Ground Pork

By Friday, January 3, 2014

I'm taking a break from the awesome year-end round up posts to tell you about how I could eat a whole bowl of peanut sauce. That’s probably an exaggeration, but when I go for Vietnamese and get salad rolls, I always want more peanut satay sauce. ...

Buffalo Chicken Mac & Cheese

By Friday, October 25, 2013

Y’all gon make me lose my mind, up in here, up in here… Yes, I just quoted DMX. And that makes three pop culture references on the blog in one month. What I’m trying to say is this: we lost our minds when we tried this recipe. ...

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 ...

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 ...

Easy & Delicious Manicotti

By Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Costco gets me every time. Every time I go, I end up buying something ridiculous in bulk. My Other Half looks at me like I have ten heads and I immediately defend myself - "I have plans for it! Don't look at me that way!" Last week ...

Simple Lemon & Mushroom Linguine

By Friday, June 28, 2013

My old soccer coach, Dave Finlayson (who is currently seeking Progressive Conservative nomination for Hammonds Plains-Lucasville, back in Nova Scotia), used to harp on and on about the “KISS principle”… also known as “keep it simple, stupid”. It was his way of reminding us to ...

Risotto with Lemon & Arugula

By Friday, June 14, 2013

This is kinda weird, but I'd never made risotto... until now. I'd actually never even bought arborio rice or cooked it. When I went to the grocery store in search of it, I was surprised by two things: first, how little selection there was for this ...

Back to Basics: Julia’s Spaghetti Sauce

By Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Sometimes, I am so consumed by trying new recipes and ethnic foods that I forget the basics. The staple recipes, tried and true and loved by all. Today, we’re going back to basics. Is there any greater comfort food than spaghetti? (OK, other than Kraft Dinner.) I ...

Avocado Pasta with Spinach & Basil

By Tuesday, February 26, 2013

I pinned this recipe over a year ago. A YEAR AGO. That's how many delicious recipes I am overwhelmed by every single day. Hundreds. Still, I'm super surprised it took me this long to try making pasta with a creamy avocado sauce because, well... I ...

Udon Noodles with Shiitake & Chicken

By Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Mushroom haters, be gone. Seriously though, you people drive me nuts! Do you know how many times I’ve found a recipe I was dying to try, but haven’t been able to because a friend doesn’t eat mushrooms? Hundreds of times. Okay, maybe just dozens. But you know who ...