Orzo, Kale, and Spinach Salad

This is a great summer salad that goes well with any backyard barbeque or potluck. It’s perfect to make ahead because the kale and spinach are hearty greens that hold up well with dressing. In fact, I think it tastes even better the next day.  I made it to go […]

Gnocchi with Veggies and Cannellini Beans

Fast. Fresh. Delicious! I took a trip to my local San Clemente Farmer’s Market today with my boys. I was hoping to be inspired to make something delicious for dinner. I don’t usually need much help coming up with something to make for a fall Sunday dinner, but it is […]

Orecchiette Carbonara with Peas and Bacon

I know it’s already Monday… but this delicious pasta was our Sunday dinner. I just couldn’t find the time to sit down at the computer and get this post out before now. I feel like Sunday dinner should always be comfort food of some kind. I find pasta to be […]

Lasagna with Heirloom Tomatoes, Spinach and Kale

Lasagna in the summer? I don’t usually think of making lasagna in the summer, but I’m still trying to find ways to use up our delicious home grown heirloom tomatoes. When you add a couple layers of these juicy slices of heaven, suddenly lasagna is transformed into a summer dish! […]

Garden Tomatoes & My Heirloom Tomato Pasta

Serious Tomato Heaven!! After many trials and tribulations, my husband has successfully grown some heirloom tomatoes. It was way more work (blood, sweat, tears and a few choice words), than he thought it would be…but WELL worth it! If you haven’t had a home-grown tomato, whether it be from your […]

Spaghetti Bolognese

Bolognese is more than just a “meat sauce”. It is thicker, meatier, and richer than my usual go to sauce. It’s usually a combo of beef, veal, and pork and is finished with milk or cream. It’s more of an Italian “stew” than a sauce. This is a classic recipe […]

Asian Noodle and Veggie Stir Fry

This yummy dish is made with whole wheat noodles and packed with veggies. There is a bit of prep work involved…lots of chopping, but the meal is very simple to prepare. The stir fry sauce adds a great tangy, sweet, and spicy flavor to the noodles and veggies. Below is […]

Spinach and Broccoli Lasagna

I LOVE lasagna. I don’t necessarily love making it…but this one was definitely worth the effort. I did a veggie lasagna with a ton of spinach, broccoli, and artichoke hearts. I was a hit with my boys. I guess when you smother your spinach and broccoli in a creamy ricotta […]