Everyday Pasta

Simple and quick pasta recipes that are also easy on the budget. Pasta is perfect for a quick weeknight meal or a romantic weekend dinner.  Leftovers are perfect for a weekday brown bag lunch.

Bowl of mac and cheese with cherry tomatoes.

Mac & Cheese made with Gruyere and Cheddar Cheeses

A chalet style  mac and cheese made with Gruyere and Cheddar Cheeses.  Variations of this recipe include adding sauteed onion, or broccoli. Also, for a meaty version toss in a few meatballs, or go minimal with just the mac and cheese.  When making a skillet style mac and cheese you […]

Pot of tortellini soup with ladle

Easy Cheese Tortellini Soup for a Weeknight Quick Meal

A Northern Italian style easy tortellini soup made with cheese tortellini, vegetable broth, tomato’s, and spinach.  If you prefer a heartier soup try substitute a meat tortellini or a combination of cheese and meat tortellini’s for surprise in every bite.  The V-8 juice in the recipe makes for deeper flavor […]

Pasta Salad

Tomato and Basil Pasta Salad Made for Summer

Fresh Tomato and Basil Pasta Salad is a perfect summertime light meal or side dish to bring to a backyard BBQ or potluck.  The recipe serves four, but can be doubled to make a larger batch.  I use a ton of  garlic, I LOVE garlic.  The grated Parmesan or Romano […]

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Fresh Tomato and Basil Sauce with Spaghetti

Fresh Tomato and Basil Sauce is the first dish I learned to cook while living in Italy. The Italian recipes I share here are one’s from my many months living in Broni, Italy. About the Roma’s About the Roma’s- they must be ripe, if you slice them open and they […]

easy bruschetta recipe

Easy Bruschetta Recipe

One of my favorite and healthy snack is freshly made easy Bruschetta (pronounced brew~sket~tah) recipe.  we made this often in our little restaurant in Broni. This crowd pleaser is great for a potluck or a summer backyard gathering. The beauty of Bruschetta recipe  is its tasty simplicity, just four ingredients […]