Garlic Roasted Tomato Spaghetti with Crispy Parmesan Topping

I love nothing more on my spaghetti than chunky, slow roasted tomatoes that I roast with an entire head of garlic in some olive oil and seasonings. I used an entire head of garlic to ensure there was no lack of flavor in this dish. It paid off to peel and mince that entire head,…

Citrus Radicchio and Herb Spaghetti

As the weather gets warmer, it seems we shy away from enjoying pasta for dinner. I actually love pasta any time of the year, but when the weather is heating up, I prefer a pasta with a sauce that isn’t a red sauce. For this dish I sautéed two heads of radicchio in olive oil,…

Ground Pork Noodle Bowl

This Asian inspired noodle dish packs a great flavor. Recently, while paging through a magazine – or maybe it was spotting a magazine while walking past the magazine racks at a book store, I noticed a picture of a ground pork noodle bowl. That sounded so good to me, I decided to make my version…

Mediterranean Angel Hair Pasta

It’s always great to find things in your pantry in which you can pull together a dinner in a quick and easy way. The dinner I made last night was just that type of dinner. I had everything I needed, but the chicken (thawed, at least) so when I was at Trader Joe’s grabbing a…

Pasta with Ground Turkey, Carrot and Fennel

Are you looking for a pasta dinner that’s packed with flavor? This dish may be just the pasta for you if you like a lot of flavor and a pasta dish that packs a punch. I did add a good amount of red pepper flakes, which really added to the taste of the meat mixture….

Roasted Tomato and Garlic Penne Bake

Every December I host a dinner party for my three book clubs (one is actually just called “Social Club” now). I ask everyone to bring a new book and ornament for a fun gift exchange. I look forward to having all of my book loving friends together for this fun event each and every year….

Simple Spaghetti

It has been so warm in San Diego this summer. It’s so warm, you don’t even want to turn on the oven. So, when deciding what to make for dinner, I decided I’d cook a pot of angel hair pasta, which only takes 3-5 minutes. Instead of cooking a sauce, I decided to drizzle olive…

Mediterranean Bowtie Pasta Dish

How about a pasta dish that’s sauce comes from nothing more than the liquid of a jar of pitted Kalamata olives and a jar of marinated artichoke hearts? That and 2 tablespoons of olive oil was all I used to make the sauce for this scrumptious bowtie pasta dish. Once my grape and mini heirloom…