Pasta

Cauliflower Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Cauliflower Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

I’ve avoided writing about what’s going on in Japan.  I want this site to be fun, informative and full of joy.  Yet it’s hard to make your writing cheerful when your heart is breaking.  I was planning a lighthearted post on picky eaters and vegetables, […]

Goat Cheese Kale and Spinach Pasta Recipe

Goat Cheese Kale and Spinach Pasta Recipe

Since kale is my best growing crop (I just planted some in the ground and ignored them, a year later they’re still huge!) I’m always on the lookout for ways to use it.  I love kale chips and the sinfully rich kale casserole, but our […]

Acorn Squash and Sage Brown Butter Spaghetti

Acorn Squash and Sage Brown Butter Spaghetti

Yes, it’s another squash recipe.  I can’t help it, I’ve already eaten 8 of them this fall!  This one is an acorn squash pasta recipe, no not pasta made of acorn squash, but spaghetti noodles with big beautiful chunks of acorn squash, a super savory […]

Spinach and Artichoke Pasta Recipe

Spinach and Artichoke Pasta Recipe

This is officially  the first meal cooked from scratch in our new home.  I had just a few ingredients in the fridge at the house (the rest were still at the apartment), and all my pantry items and dishes in boxes around the kitchen.  I […]

Chicken Pasta Recipe with Lemon Parmesan Sauce (on a Food Stamp Budget)

Chicken Pasta Recipe with Lemon Parmesan Sauce (on a Food Stamp Budget)

Today’s Hunger Challenge recipe is a simple chicken pasta recipe with juicy bites of pan fried chicken, peas that burst in your mouth with sweetness, and a rich creamy parmesan sauce that’s so much healthier than it tastes.  Oh and good news: I no longer […]

Pork Chop Recipe for Spaghetti

Pork Chop Recipe for Spaghetti

Leftover recipes! In my house that’s something there’s never enough of.  Eric doesn’t like eating leftovers, but if I turn them into another dish, he doesn’t know they’re leftovers, and I can save tons of money in our food budget by re-purposing leftover food.  I […]

Chanterelle Sirloin Pasta

Chanterelle Sirloin Pasta

Growing up I thought that mushroom meant those little white button mushrooms that you buy in a blue styrofoam container.  But eventually I discovered the world of mushrooms, and what a wonderful world it is!  Mushrooms vary in texture and flavor, and one of my […]

Fifteen Minute Macaroni and Cheese (from scratch!)

Fifteen Minute Macaroni and Cheese (from scratch!)

Sometimes, you need comfort food.  Last week was one of the worst weeks we’ve had in a long time.  Some of things involved were about 30 pounds of cat poop/vomit, arguments at work, disappointments in people/circumstances, and just plain old emotional exhaustion.  Yep, it’s time […]