Dinner · Healthy · Main Course · Salads · Uncategorized

Super Simple Skillet Shrimp

Well hi, strangers! How is the holiday season treating you? If your days are anything like mine, it’s been a whirlwind so far. But a lovely, twinkly, holly jolly whirlwind. This time of year it’s a challenge to eat healthfully. Between parties and preparation, cookies and cocktails, it’s very tempting to say “to heck with… Continue reading Super Simple Skillet Shrimp

Dessert · Quick · Uncategorized

Pumpkin Spice Crispy Treats

Hey there! I hope you had a great weekend. Mine was wonderful, just too short. I could always use one more day. If someone ran a presidential campaign on the platform of a nationwide 3 day weekend they would have my vote. Sadly I think all hope is lost on that front for this election.… Continue reading Pumpkin Spice Crispy Treats

Comfort Food · Dinner · Pasta · Quick · Uncategorized

Grandma Pisani’s Pasta Fagioli

My grandma’s recipe for pasta fagioli departs from the typical soup version of the dish. Instead this is a hearty pasta dish, quick and economical enough to make on a weeknight when the pantry is bare. Grandma’s pasta fagioli is the definition of comfort food: warm, delicious and packed with love and happy memories.  My love for cooking… Continue reading Grandma Pisani’s Pasta Fagioli

Bread · Quick · sandwich · Uncategorized

Ham, Gruyere and Apple Panini

Well hi there! Sorry for the silence in these parts the past few days. We unexpectedly adopted a kitten on Monday and the past two days have been full of vet appointments and crawling under the bed to socialize with our little Miss Elle. The inspiration for her name? That’s right, Stranger Things. We’re big… Continue reading Ham, Gruyere and Apple Panini

Pasta · Quick · Uncategorized

Tortellini Rosa

Well, hello from the other side of Labor Day weekend! I hope you were able to have some fun and relax. Are you all hot-dogged and hamburgered out? Summer is, unofficially at least, over and we’re back to school, schedules and busy weeknights. Quick and easy recipes are a necessity. This time of year, if you… Continue reading Tortellini Rosa

Pasta · Quick · Salads · Summer

Olive Bar Pasta Salad

My grandpa was a quiet man of simple tastes with a heart of gold. He was content to let my grandma, our family’s social butterfly and current queen bee at her assisted living home, do all the talking. During family gatherings, he would sit in the midst of the chaos created by his large family… Continue reading Olive Bar Pasta Salad