Lemon Garlic Broccoli Tortellini

Before school started, Kylie made a list of the snacks and lunch items she’d want for the school year. I told her we’d be happy to buy her a meal card, even though she’d decided to live at home.  Most important to her was keeping a healthy diet, so she did a lot of research…

Spaghetti Alla Puttanesca

Determined to make a recipe out of my fabulous new Audrey Hepburn cookbook for dinner tonight, I chose her Spaghetti Alla Puttanesca. This cookbook is a wonderful book that her son, Luca Dotti wrote. If you are at all a fan of Audrey Hepburn, I highly recommend ordering this fantastic book. The stories that come…

Penne Alla Vodka

Today was Kylie’s first day of college. Dennis and I feel so lucky that she has decided to attend college in San Diego and to live at home. Kylie is attending Cal State University San Marcos (CSUSM). She really wanted to stay home and commute and we couldn’t be happier. I was so excited to…

Smashed Garlic, Sun-Dried Tomato and Anchovy Mostaccioli

I was a bit perplexed as to what to make for dinner tonight. Dennis was going to be at his men’s softball game (the Fast & Furious has their first game for the fall season tonight. They’ll be playing The Motrin Men, what fun!). Kylie has been babysitting all week so she hasn’t been home…

Lasagne

Last night I made a lasagne for dinner. I used a spice in my lasagne that I purchased a bit ago at a spice shop in Encinitas called The Spice Way. I walked into the shop with my husband, Dennis, one day and loved looking at all the different spices they had to offer. There…

Beer and Garlic Grilled Bratwurst with Rigatoni

Summer evenings call for a simple dinner, one that has “summer” written all over it. This week, I wanted to make brats for dinner, but also wanted pasta. So I decided I’d cook my brats in beer, as I always do before grilling them, and also add in a few cloves of garlic into the…

Heirloom Tomato, Lemon, and Arugula Capellini

Tonight for dinner, I prepared an heirloom tomato, lemon, and arugula pasta.  When I have an arugula salad, I dress it with nothing more than olive oil and fresh squeezed lemon, along with a bit of kosher salt and fresh ground pepper. Because I was adding arugula to my pasta tonight, I decided to add…

24 Hour Marinated Garlic Spaghetti

Tonight’s recipe came to me via a comedy of errors. Last night, my lovely daughter, Kylie wanted to cook dinner for Dennis and me. She made a wonderful meal! Kylie asked me if I could show her how to mince garlic. I came over to the cutting board to take over where she had started…

Truffle Salt and Black Pepper Linguini

This had to be one of the fastest meals I’ve ever prepared. Not only was it fast, but it was elegant enough to serve to my friends. I love truffle salt, and I love truffle butter. I’ve bought truffle butter to slather under the skin on my Thanksgiving turkey many times and this never disappoints….

Fusilli Pizza Pasta

Everyone in my family loves pizza, but not everyone loves pasta … my daughter, Kylie, has never been a lover of pasta. Dennis and I love it, however, and could eat it a couple times per week. I decided for dinner tonight I would combine pizza and pasta and make this all in the skillet…