May 2, 2013

Gnocchi & Tomato Bake

I’ve never been a gnocchi fan. There. I’ve said it. In all honesty: I think it’s the most boring food in the world. But my son, well, the kid loves all things even remotely related to Italian food. If it as much as looks Italian, he’ll eat it. Gnocchi isn’t something I’d want to make myself. Granted, home-made does taste somewhat better, but I still find it boring. So now…

Jul 6, 2011

Tomato & Mascarpone Pasta

Actually, the title should have read: Tomato & Mascarpone Pasta with Garlic Bread. It’s a combination of flavors that’s highly addictive, and I’m so not exaggerating. You should see what happens when I hand a plate full of this to my kid! He opens that tiny mouth and just shoves two servings right in there. When it’s summer I crave simple, pure, and easy-to-prepare foods. Nothing too complicated, just laid-back…

May 30, 2011

Roasted Veggie Pasta Salad

Like so many of our dinners, this one too started with leftovers. What can I say? I just like to build new dinners around leftovers. Could be anything from meat or poultry that I’ll turn into a pot pie to a few cups of mashed potatoes that end up being the base of a hearty soup. In this case it was roughly 3 cups pasta from the night before. First, I…

Jan 31, 2011

Simple Marinara Sauce

I whipped up some marinara sauce for a dinner with friends we had last weekend. It was then that I noticed my marinara sauce was missing from my blog! Well, missing… I simply never posted it. Shame on me. I’m a sad excuse for a food blogger. I always make my sauce from scratch. It’s hardly any work, you get to add vegetables that influence the flavor, plus you don’t…

Oct 25, 2010

Tyler`s Ultimate Lasagna

The moment I laid eyes on Tyler Florence’ lasagna recipe on Food Network—after I managed to drag my eyes off of his fine-looking ehh, well, everything—I just knew this indeed had the potential of being the ultimate lasagna recipe. Why? Well, the first thing I noticed was his Bolognese sauce: it’s spiked with different vegetables (and fresh herbs) that I was sure would flavor the sauce like no one’s business….

Sep 6, 2010

Deliciously Grilled Focaccia

  This has been my favorite lunch (Or brunch, dinner, whatever) recipe since the first time I cooked it up in my oven, about 2 months ago now. And all this time I kept it to myself. I know, I have no shame. But here’s the deal; I slapped it on the BGE today and hallelujah, I heard angels sing and a shaft of light fell down. Well, I didn’t…