Mushroom Fettuccine

Saturday evening, Dennis and I attended a cooking date night class at Sur La Table. It was so much fun, we had the best time! Our good friend, Marie, attended with us, it was definitely a night to remember, lots of laughs and smiles. I love the classes Sur La Table offers and always learn…

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,…

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…

Italian Sausage, Mini Heirloom Tomato, Garlic and Kale Rigatoni

Since I only used a couple Italian sausages from a package yesterday, I wanted to make something for dinner tonight that would ensure I could finish off the rest of the package. Also in my refrigerator were a couple packages of tomatoes that I wanted to use up – one 16 ounce package of mini…

Roasted Garlic Olive Oil and White Wine Bucatini

Tonight, I made a dinner without chopping, mincing or grating a single thing. This was about the easiest dinner I’ve yet to make. Some night’s it’s nice to enjoy a home cooked meal that doesn’t take much in the way of preparation, but still feels like you put some time and effort in. I was…

Chicken Sausage, Kale and Burrata Rigatoni

Dennis and I went out for dinner and to a movie on Friday night. We decided to try the restaurant at Nordstrom since it was directly across from the Arclight Theater, Dennis’ favorite. The Nordstrom at UTC Mall near our home was rebuilt and had their grand opening on October 12th. (My good friend, Marie,…

Turkey Bacon and Spinach Spaghetti with Apricot Wine Sauce

I’ve been away for a week, returning to San Diego late yesterday afternoon. Dennis and I went to Wisconsin to visit my Mom and my sister and her husband and my niece and nephew. We also went back home for a wedding on Dennis’ side of the family. Dennis’ cousin, Carol is one of my…