Pasta with Asparagus

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…

My List: 7 Must See Food Related Movies

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…

Uncomplicated 3 Cheese Lasagna

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…

Marinara Sauce

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….

Ron Swanson as Nick Offerman

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…

Kids Gift Wrapping Ideas

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…

Easy Eggplant, Zucchini and Summer Squash Panini– without a press!

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…

An Ice Cream Sundae Birthday Theme

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…

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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…