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,…

Rustic Tuscan Garlic Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner

Who doesn’t love a sheet pan dinner? It makes cooking for a family easy with minimal clean-up. I’m definitely on board with that. Even though I have a small family … just my husband, our daughter and me, I don’t mind an easy and quick solution for dinner some nights. I had some things in…

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….

Tuna Steaks with Grilled Radicchio Salad

My husband, Dennis, has been asking for fish more in the last couple weeks than he has in our almost 31 years of marriage. He’s following a fitness program put on by a retired Navy Seal, in which they are asked to eat certain food types and give up others during certain weeks of the…

Chicken Thighs with Green Olives

Dennis and I were at Barnes & Noble yesterday when he stopped to look at an issue of Men’s Health magazine. He was looking through the recipes and saw a recipe for chicken with green olives and mandarin oranges and asked if I could make something like that for dinner. I said, absolutely, but don’t…

Italian Garlic Mascarpone Dip

I’m hosting my Thursday Night Book Club tonight. Book club is always my favorite night(s) of the month. I belong to two book clubs that meet in the evening and another that meets in the morning. We each meet once a month. For Thursday Night Book Club, there are usually 5 of us. Tonight, however,…