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…

Food for the Super Bowl … And Beyond

As everyone knows, yesterday was the Super Bowl. I, personally, loved the half-time show and thought Lady Gaga did a fabulous job. It brought me back to when I saw her in concert six years ago. She was quite the entertainer and still is. Yesterday’s menu consisted of many things … chicken sausages cooked in white…

Bucatini in a Mushroom Parmesan Cream Sauce

I made a dinner tonight that I am so proud of – I really love the way this dish came out. My daughter, Kylie, is not a big fan of pasta and is definitely not a fan of mushrooms. She had to work tonight, so thought it would be the perfect time to experiment in making a mushroom…

Christmastime Mac & Cheese

The reason I decided to name this homemade Mac and Cheese “Christmastime Mac and Cheese” is because once I added a couple of jars of sun-dried tomatoes and fresh thyme, the red and green from the tomatoes and thyme really showed through and it looked pretty enough to serve for a get together near the…