Strolling through a farmer’s market recently, I had some random memories of taking my cousins to see the Disney/Pixar film, Ratatouille, several years ago. The star was a cute rat that also happened to be a chef. I realize it was just an animated movie with a very imaginative plot … but I remember being pretty impressed with the cooking scenes nonetheless. As the movie title suggested, ratatouille was a highlighted dish. While I looked through the veggies in the market, my whimsical state of mind lead me to creating this recipe.
I went to a food show a few weeks ago and while I wanted to eat everything in sight, I had to pace myself since I have dietary restrictions. Many of my friends do as well, so I tried to hone in on some companies whose products catered to that audience. La Pasta was one of them. Continue reading
Completely inspired by watching the classic romantic comedy, Moonstruck, I couldn’t resist preparing this traditional Italian pasta dish. Consider this post a dinner and movie special! Continue reading
Homemade macaroni & cheese? Why not!? Especially when all I had to do was follow another one of Ree Drummond’s delicious recipes…and I was able to make it with lactose-free products! Continue reading
There is a common pasta dish that I enjoy getting at most Italian restaurants made with chicken and broccoli rabe. I wanted to make a similar dish using Italian chicken sausage and broccoli crowns that I had on hand. All I needed was a little direction, which I happened to find in this delicious recipe! Continue reading
Several of my friends shared this recipe on Facebook a little while back so I saved it to my wish list. I’m glad that I did because it turned out to be the perfect entrée the other night with our new vegetarian friend. Not to mention it was truly simple to prepare, exactly as the title describes. Continue reading
Have you ever purchased a grocery item because you could picture yourself creating something so delicious with it that your mouth begins watering before you can even take the product off of the shelf? Well that’s exactly what happened to me when I found Ronzoni’s Perciatelli. All I kept thinking about were tender and juicy meatballs, meatballs, meatballs!!
My aunt asked me to make a pasta salad for our family Memorial Day BBQ to accompany everything that she’ll be grilling. One of my friends suggested pasta with Italian salad dressing, olives, tomatoes, etc. which sounded great. With that in mind, I came across this Greek pasta salad recipe that tied in some components of what my friend recommended along with a homemade fresh herb dressing. Continue reading
I was interested in making some sort of casserole tonight. I knew that I wanted to use chicken as my main protein but I didn’t want to make a common chicken and rice bake. Then I happened to find this great recipe for tetrazzini and figured I’d give it a go! Continue reading