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

Dinner · Main Course · Pasta · Quick · Uncategorized

Truffled Pappardelle with Pancetta and Asparagus

Have you carried over any routines from your childhood household to your adult life? I have retained so many that I’m 95% sure I have morphed into my mother. (Which is a pretty awesome thing, my mom is the best!) For example, like my mother before me, my Thursday nights are for cleaning the house while… Continue reading Truffled Pappardelle with Pancetta and Asparagus

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

Chicken · Main Course · Quick · Uncategorized

Cheesy Bacon Guacamole Chicken

By the time I’m halfway through the work week, I need all the help I can get. Is anyone available to do my laundry, pick up my dry cleaning, clean my house and maybe just do my job for me, too? No takers? Darn. I don’t know how those of you with kids do it.… Continue reading Cheesy Bacon Guacamole Chicken

Dinner · Quick · Uncategorized

Quick Pork Chops with Apples and Sage Cream Sauce

Do you ever get stuck in a rut when it comes to an ingredient? When I was a kid my mom made (really excellent) pork chops dipped in an egg wash and tossed with breadcrumbs and topped with onions. For the longest time, that was the only place my mind would go when it came… Continue reading Quick Pork Chops with Apples and Sage Cream Sauce

Soup · Uncategorized

Turkey Sausage, Kale and White Bean Soup

  We’ve already addressed the fact that pumpkin season starts at exactly 12:01 on September 1st. But did you know that soup season also starts at that time? It’s true. It doesn’t matter how many 90-degree days we have in a row, as long as it’s September it is time for soup. Admittedly, I did… Continue reading Turkey Sausage, Kale and White Bean Soup