Ricotta Tortellini with Green Pea Sauce

Fresh pasta is my weakness. Any restaurant that tells me they make their pasta fresh, that is what I’m ordering. Doesn’t matter if I went out because I wanted a steak, or nachos, or just for drinks. Someone offers me fresh pasta, I have to take it…the other item that will win over anything (besides…

Moo Shu Pork Stir Fry

Recently I signed up for a CSA, community supported agriculture, so for the next fifteen weeks I get to pick up a box of farm fresh produce. Not only do I want to use this to bring more variety to my fruit and veggie options, but I want to use it to inspire my meal…

Asian Salad with Orange Sesame Dressing

I believe that a good salad is an important addition to most dinners. Unfortunately it’s so easy to make a bad or boring salad that doesn’t bring much to the table besides undressed greens.  Fortunately it’s just as easy to bring a bright colorful salad that can be a focal point of your meal rather…

Ham and Cheddar Breakfast Rolls

Savory breakfast pastries have been some of my favorite recipes to play with in the last few months. They hit all my requirements for a weekday breakfast; easy and already made, a little sweet, mostly savory, very filling. The flavor combination of apples, cheddar, and ham are classic and perfect for my savory “cinnamon roll”….

Falafel Sandwich

Throughout the week I like to keep some vegetarian and vegan meals on the menu. My family has a history of high cholesterol and it never hurts to have more vegetables. Falafel has been one of our favorite go to vegetarian recipes, and this time I decided to go fully vegan with the meal, and…

Blackberry Bacon Grilled Cheese

Grilled cheese is a standard American comfort food, add a little soup on the side and you have the perfect rainy day meal. Through the years I have started to spice up our grilled cheese sandwiches. Tomato orzo soup is still our go to soup to pair with a toasty sandwich, but the sandwich contents…

Orange Muffins

As I have said before, muffins are a staple around here for breakfast…and if you’re a toddler, also as a snack or last resort dinner when you refuse all other offerings..it is what is is I guess. That being said, my daughter has decided that Oranges are her favorite thing to eat, if it is…

Taco Salad

Taco salad is one of our favorite easy meals. I love to pack it up into individual containers and have a healthy and quick lunch throughout the week. I keep the dressing in a separate squeeze bottle so everything stays crunchy and fresh. The toppings vary based on what I’m in the mood for that…

Beef Ragu over Pasta

Beef ragu has become one of our favorite meals. It’s warm, comforting, filling, low maintenance, and can feed an army (which I often have in my home). I prefer to serve my beef ragu over pasta with parsley and parmesan, though I’m not picky about the type of pasta as long as it holds the…

Champagne Citrus Cakes

If you’re looking to impress your Valentine this year…or yourself, whip up a batch of these citrus champagne cakes. The champagne and lemon bring bright bold acidity to the cake while the almond glaze brings nutty sweetness. They are tiny bites of perfection, and if I didn’t have to share with so many people, I…