Garlicky Kale and Noodle Soup

kale noodle soup

This post contains an affiliate link. Learn more.  I came up with this recipe after coming down with a cold. I needed something hot and warming, but it had to be something I could make quickly and with minimal effort. This soup fit the bill perfectly. In fact, I ate it four times the week […]

Spicy Eggplant Pasta Bake

spicy eggplant pasta bake

This year, I planted eggplant in our container garden for the first time. We usually have several large pots on the patio–one for herbs, one for tomatoes and one that in previous years has been occupied by bell pepper plants. However, after really pathetic pepper yields for the past two years (not even one last […]

Spaghetti Carbonara

Spaghetti Carbonara

This post contains an affiliate link. Learn more.  Spaghetti carbonara is an old favorite that I’ve been meaning to reblog for some time now. The original recipe comes from Solo Suppers and I’ve featured it on the blog before, but this is my doctored version, the way I make the dish most. Adjustments I’ve made […]

Foolproof Gnocchi

Sweet potato gnocchi with a sage butter sauce.

This post contains an affiliate link. Learn more.  This recipe for foolproof gnocchi is based on one from My Italian Kitchen by Luca Manfé. (See one of Luca’s risotto recipes here.) The original is Spinach Gnocchi with Smoked Ricotta, which sounds delicious, but I’ve never made it! I have, however, used Luca’s gnocchi method on […]

Skillet Chicken Parmesan

Chicken Parmesan featuring (unfried) chicken and homemade tomato sauce, all cooked in one skillet.

This recipe is my go-to chicken Parm. It’s easier, faster and healthier than the fried version and comes together super-fast in one skillet. Add a side of pasta and you’ve got a quick meal and only two dirty pots! The original recipe comes from Cooks Country TV (you can read it on their website with […]

Noodles with Swiss Chard and Peanut Sauce

Well, it’s been a while. A very eventful while. In the past month since I last posted, I witnessed Paul’s graduation and celebrated Mother’s Day. I’ve seen a roommate evicted and discovered that the kitchen sink was clogged. I’ve finished the first draft of my project for Cincinnati Children’s. I’ve done a six-mile run, my […]

Vegetarian Spaghetti Carbonara

So, my foray into the world of vegetarianism is nearly at an end. Yes, I know that Easter was last weekend, but I decided to do an extra week of Lent to atone for my meat consumption at home over spring break. (I can only justify my behavior with the following words: Steak. Pork chop. […]

Spaghetti Carbonara

This post contains an affiliate link. Learn more.  Recently I’ve come to terms with the fact that I need to learn to make smaller, single-serve sizes of meals. I typically don’t have anyone else to feed, and I can only hog so much freezer space before the housemates start to get suspicious. So, after looking […]

Ricotta Gnocchi

I have a problem: I love pasta. I know it’s not the best thing for me and all that, but I can’t help it. It’s delicious. I especially love stuffed pastas–ravioli, and tortellini, and their friends. I only order them at restaurants though, because if you’ve ever looked at those little refrigerated packets of Buitoni […]