Three Cheese Chicken Cavatappi

Three Cheese Chicken Cavatappi

Three Cheese Chicken Cavatappi is a recipe I conjured up based on an entree from Applebee’s Restaurant that I ate one time. Tender fried chicken pieces layered over a pile of cheesy pasta and topped with a delicious-tomato basil topping. It’s easy enough for a …

Fettuccine with Truffle Sauce and Asparagus

Fettuccine with Truffle Sauce and Asparagus

I love Italian food and making my own pasta. This Fettuccine with Truffle Sauce and Asparagus is a perfect second course (Primi) for a traditional Italian meal. Or served as a side dish with shrimp or steak. This truffle sauce is basically an Alfredo Sauce …

Ragu Bolognese with Homemade Pappardelle

Ragu Bolognese with Homemade Pappardelle

I love trying new recipes especially classic Italian and French dishes. Here’s my take on Ragu Bolognese with Homemade Pappardelle. This dish simmers on the stove for hours, cooking down to a dense, flavor intense sauce, that’s simply wonderful. Comfort Food, Italian-style. I actually tried …

Chicken Parmesan with Linguine

Chicken Parmesan with Linguine

Chicken Parmesan with Linguine was one of the first “Italian” dishes that I learned to make. I’ll never forget pouring in the wine and thinking how tantalizing the sauce smelled with its crushed tomatoes, garlic, and herbs. And it tasted even better.  I thought it …

Baked Five-Cheese Ravioli

Baked Five-Cheese Ravioli

Here is a wonderful recipe I make with homemade pasta. Baked Five-Cheese Ravioli has become my husband’s favorite meal. I call these ravioli our little treasures as they are filled with five different cheeses and seasonings: ricotta, cream cheese, mozzarella, provolone, and Parmesan. Oh my! …

Bratwurst with Roasted Vegetables

Bratwurst with Roasted Vegetables

Bratwurst with Roasted Vegetables (and Gnocchi) is an amazingly easy sheet pan dinner to prepare for your family. Packed with vegetables, it’s loaded with roasted potatoes, green peppers, onions, zucchini, mushrooms, and brussels sprouts. Plus it has the added bonus of crisp, yet chewy and …

Homemade Lasagna with Ricotta Cheese

Homemade Lasagna with Ricotta Cheese

Make this delicious Homemade Lasagna with Ricotta Cheese when you want to serve your family something special. Saucy and Cheesy with Fresh Tender Pasta. Oh my. The extra effort is so worth the time. Believe me, you’re family will love you for it! Years ago, …

Tagliolini with Vegetables and Sausage

Tagliolini with Vegetables and Sausage

We love Italian food at our house and one of my favorite dishes, especially during the summer is Tagliolini with Vegetables and Sausage. Italian Sausage, zucchini, tomatoes, bell peppers, mushrooms and fresh Parmesan. It’s so good. Tagliolini is delicious for this recipe, but you can …

Shrimp Scampi with Linguine

Shrimp Scampi with Linguine

I love shrimp, and I love garlic. Add in your favorite linguine–dried or homemade, and you have Shrimp Scampi with Linguine. A scrumptious dinner.  Jumbo shrimp smothered in buttery garlic sauce with specs of red pepper flakes for heat. Lemon juice for a little tartness; …

Creamy Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

Creamy Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

Creamy Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo is simply delicious. Silky Fresh Fettuccine. Tender Seasoned Bites of Chicken. Steamed Broccoli and Cauliflower. And a Creamy Homemade Alfredo Sauce that is both simple and wonderful. Add to that a delightful bottle of Chardonnay and you have a perfect evening …