Remember my pumpkin chili? Well I took the leftovers and made it into a baked pasta dish. I love chili and all but having the same thing meal after meal can get boring and monotonous. This is before I learned about freezing chili. I’ll have to try that the next time I make a big pot. You can make this with any chili recipe, even canned ones.
Category Archives: Pasta
Linguini with Roasted Red Pepper and Pancetta
Today is National Pasta Day! And as such, I have prepared this lovely and tasty dish. You may think pancetta and roasted red peppers are not flavorful enough, but with anchovy paste and white wine… it packs a ton of flavors!
Fusilli with Wild Mushrooms and Bacon
I love weeks where there is a holiday. It makes the week go by either fast or extremely slow. This week is going by quickly! When I used to have a 9-5 job, those weeks are the toughest, as they dragged on and it took the weekends forever to arrive. Now that I’m a homemaker/food blogger, every day goes by fast!
Penne with Chicken Sausage and Crimini Mushrooms
I generally don’t care for cream in my pasta dish, mainly because it’s too rich and heavy. However, I had some cream I needed to use up so I decided to add it to my pasta. It was divine! You can’t even tell there’s cream in it. For a pasta dish with cream, it was rather light. So if you’re worried about this dish being too rich and heavy, don’t be!
Linguini with Shrimp and Olive Tapenade
I was over at my neighbor Angela’s house for dinner a few weeks ago and one of the dinner guests brought over some olive tapenade crostini as a starter. It was so tasty that I went out and got a jar for myself. I know I could have made it at home but I was lazy (what else is new?). So instead of making a crostini out of it, I threw it into my dinner. This pasta dish really has a ton of flavors. You can easily leave out the shrimp to make it vegetarian friendly. Leftovers are awesome the next day for lunch! If you’re a fan of olives, you’ll love this. Enjoy your week.
Baked Rigatoni with Chicken Sausage
I’ve been in a pasta mood lately. Mainly because it can feed a lot of people and it keeps well as leftovers. When I decided to make this dish, I had my nephew’s palate in mind. Kimi is out of town and she asked me if I could make additional servings to feed LLJ and LLS. LLJ is a huge cheese and pasta fan so I thought he might enjoy this one. I know Chris and I sure did! 🙂 Have a great long weekend everyone!
Linguini with Pancetta and Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Chris left for Michigan yesterday to visit his family. The night before he left, I wanted to make him something delicious but quick for dinner. This pasta hit all the right spot. It’s tasty, pretty and filling! We paired this pasta dish with a glass of Chardonnay. It was the perfect meal together. Love you honey! Will have another yummy meal for you when you come home. xoxo!
Spaghetti with Green Chard and Chorizo
I adapted this recipe from a magazine I was reading at my Acupuncture’s office. It was about healthy eating, yada, yada. Blah! I mean, don’t get me wrong —I’m all for healthy eating but the recipe was basically whole wheat pasta, pine nuts, lemon zest/juice, collard greens, garlic and Pecorino Romano cheese. The recipe didn’t sound all that great to me but the picture sure looked fantastic. So I decided to make it but I tailored it to my liking. This one is a winner, will be making more of it soon. Happy Friday!
Spaghetti with Sausage and Shallots
As I was cleaning out my fridge over the weekend, I thawed out a pound of sweet Italian sausages. Last night as I was going over my pantry and fridge, I noticed I didn’t have much around the house. I used basically what I had on hand to make dinner —spaghetti, shallots, parsley, parmesan cheese and wine. This dish was tasty and quick. It would be even better if I had some garlic. Will have to add that in the next time I make this. I love the whole wheat spaghetti in this dish. I felt like I was eating something healthy. 🙂
Beef and Cheese Manicotti
This was my first stuffed pasta recipe I learned 5-6 years ago, and it has been a staple in my household whenever we wanted something hearty in the form of pasta. I have to admit, this dish does take some time to make but it’s totally worth it! Plus, it can feed a lot of people if you are casually entertaining. The trick to stuffing these tube pastas quickly and maximize the stuffing in each tube is with a demi spoon. You can cram a lot in there and in a flash. Add a simple salad and you have yourself a meal!