Hurricane Irma’s Baked Spaghetti

 A wild weather week for Florida! With time to prepare, evacuate, get out of the way, shelter in place or some combination there remains the stress of waiting and anticipating.  Mother Nature can be incredibly generous and she can be equally devastating.  This month alone Harvey doused Texas and Louisiana, and Irma exploded on the … Continue reading Hurricane Irma’s Baked Spaghetti

Weeknight Madness: Pasta Fagioli (Italian Bean and Pasta Soup)

Pasta Fagioli or as it sometimes called Pasta "Fazool" is an Italian style peasant soup which includes two inexpensive ingredients pasta and beans.  You just need to add a few readily available ingredients  and you have a delicious, healthy and satisfying soup. What I love about this soup is it is forgiving.  A little less … Continue reading Weeknight Madness: Pasta Fagioli (Italian Bean and Pasta Soup)

Braised Chicken Thighs with Saffron, Green Olives and Mint

I am attracted to family style meals that you can platter up, and serve up with little to no fuss. In this family meal, the chicken thighs are browned and then braised for almost an hour in its own juices, with a little help from chicken broth, spices, carrots and olives.  Chopped fresh mint is … Continue reading Braised Chicken Thighs with Saffron, Green Olives and Mint

Chicken Lasagna with Roasted Red Pepper and Goat Cheese

What is it about lasagna that we  never seem to tire of it?  I was perusing my favorite food blogs and came across Kevin's lasagna recipe (www.closetcooking.com) which caught my eye.  A flavorful twist on a classic dish.  Layers of pasta bursting with the flavors of goat cheese, tomatoes, chicken, roasted red peppers and béchamel sauce. Topped … Continue reading Chicken Lasagna with Roasted Red Pepper and Goat Cheese

Fettuccine with Peas, Asparagus, and Pancetta

We are delighting in the vegetables that are in season, and what better way to show that Spring has really arrived than tossing up fresh seasonal vegetables in this quick and easy pasta dish.Fettuccine with Peas, Asparagus, and PancettaServes 4Recipe from Bon AppetitIngredients:12 ounces fettuccine or penne3 ounces pancetta or bacon, chopped1-1/4 pounds asparagus, trimmed, … Continue reading Fettuccine with Peas, Asparagus, and Pancetta