Cheesy Mexican Pasta

Cheesy Mexican Pasta

Cheesy Mexican Pasta is a mix between my recipes for Easy Macaroni and Cheese and Goulash. I find myself craving it all year round and enjoy it most warmed up for lunch. Our youngest grandson likes it, too!

Creamy Chicken Gnocchi Soup

Creamy Chicken Gnocchi Soup

This Creamy Chicken Gnocchi Soup is so delicious. Seared pieces of chicken breast cooked in an aromatic buttery base  of carrots, celery, and onion, also known as French Mirepoix or the Holy Trinity in Italian kitchens. Then finished off with light cream, homemade potato gnocchi, and 

Chicken Florentine with Bow Ties

Chicken Florentine with Bow Ties

Chicken Florentine with Bow Ties is a yummy recipe to make for your family when you’re craving something creamy and delicious. A perfect weeknight dinner with a little pizzazz!

Spaghetti Sauce and Mighty Meatballs

Spaghetti Sauce and Mighty Meatballs

Our family loves Italian food, especially when I make my homemade Spaghetti Sauce and Mighty Meatballs. The sauce cooks long and slow and fills the kitchen with such a delightful aroma it makes everyone hungry. Plus, it’s a wonderful recipe to make with kids, who 

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. (Recipe modified with new photos on 4/6/22.) This 

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. (Post modified with 

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