Pasta with Asparagus 2 cups chopped Asparagus (about 17 spears) 1 yellow onion, chopped 2 large cloves of garlic, minced 1/4 cup tepid water 1 tsp salt 1 tsp fresh cracked pepper 1/4 cup grated Romano cheese 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 lb pasta cooked and drained- use a dense pasta like rigatoni … More Pasta with Asparagus
Eat, Drink & Watch! These are not in any particular order.. just listed them as they came to mind. — RATATOUILLE Ok, well, this is on the top of my food movie list actually. I quote this movie almost on a daily basis. It’s a sweet story about a rat, Remy, who differs from his … More My List: 7 Must See Food Related Movies
3 Cheese Lasagna 1 package of no boil lasagna pasta (if you use the pasta type to boil- follow instruction to boil prior to use) 16 oz ricotta 4 oz shredded mozzarella 1 cup grated Romano cheese 1 large egg 1 tsp salt 1 tsp fresh cracked pepper 4 quarts of Tomato Sauce: Click here … More Uncomplicated 3 Cheese Lasagna
Marinara Sauce 2 28 oz cans of kitchen ready crushed tomatoes (no salt) 2 large cloves garlic, minced 1 medium yellow onion, chopped 3/4 can of tomato paste 3 basil leaves, washed and left whole 1 tsp salt 1 tsp fresh cracked pepper In a large stock pot, heat the oil over a medium-high heat. … More Marinara Sauce
Our belated Valentine’s night out was a lot of fun. Ate lots. Drank lots. Laughed lots. And dipped waffles into Nutella. See? A lot of fun. We ended the night with seeing Nick Offerman at the Wilbur Theater. Nick Offerman plays Ron Swanson on NBC’s Parks and Rec. If there is any actor that comically kills me … More Ron Swanson as Nick Offerman
In my top 5 obsessions, definitely at number 4 it is wrapping paper. Recently, my Mom and I figured this obsession stems from when I was a child… of the 80’s. One of my dearest neighborhood pals was celebrating a birthday, and my Mom got me involved with wrapping his present. We wrapped the box … More Kids Gift Wrapping Ideas
This is my favorite sandwich all year round. The crunch of the bread with the warm, melted, cheesy filling… so yummy! The combinations are endless, too. Which I am saying there will definitely be other variations of this sandwich to come from me. This recipe yields 4 large sandwiches using a baguette, or, one large muffaletta that … More Easy Eggplant, Zucchini and Summer Squash Panini– without a press!
It’s that time of year when I start mentally prepping for my children’s birthday bash. Which. Is in September. Yes, I know what you are thinking. And, the answer is Yes. I am nuts. But I am a girl who loves parties, party ideas (thank you Pinterest!), to obsess about her children and a girl … More An Ice Cream Sundae Birthday Theme
I LOVE VALENTINES DAY! With my children. There is nothing better than celebrating this day with your little ones is there? Seeing their smiles. Joining in on their valentines count. Asking about all the cute boys or girls that gave those special ones. Making special treats. Just all the fun stuff. This morning we woke up … More Happy Valentine’s Day!
The blizzard named Nemo came and went from the Northeast. What a mess it left behind, and what a mess I went through. Without getting into too much detail, I was left to fend this storm on my own, alone with my children. My husband left for Toronto Thursday, for what was supposed to be … More Boston you’re my home! But. Well, with all this snow I want to move.
This version of guacamole is made without onion and garlic. Reason being is that my husband didn’t like the ever lasting taste of them, but loved the flavors of guacamole. So, I started working on a recipe that would eliminate that all night taste of onion and garlic, but kept their flavors.. I came up … More Not Your Average Guacamole
Just an quick post! I wanted to express how amazing you all have made me feel over the past couple of weeks about my January 27th post. All the comments and new followers, the FB posts and messages, and, the in person (and phone!) conversations about it. The out pouring of support has been incredible. … More It’s a Post About Nothing…sorta
Peppermint Flavored Frosting 3 cups of powdered sugar- confectioner’s sugar 1 stick of unsalted butter- room temperature 6 tablespoons skim milk-cold 1 tablespoon of peppermint extract Desired food dye/coloring- or none at all for white frosting Mix together the butter with the sugar. Then slowly, one tablespoon at a time, add in the milk. With … More Peppermint Flavored Buttercream Frosting
Homemade Chicken Soup 4 quarts of COLD water 2 bone in chicken breasts; washed, skin removed and fat removed 1/2 can of Tomato Paste 2 medium yellow onions, quartered 4 organic celery stalks, washed, ends removed, and cut in half. Keep leaves. 4 carrots, washed, peeled and quartered 2 tspn salt Fill a large … More Homemade Chicken Soup