Classic Meatballs

  What I made: Classic Meatballs Original Recipe or did I make it myself? This is a recipe from Tyler Florence that I’ve had for years.  The original recipe is for spaghetti and meatballs with a homemade sauce (delish!) but I only used the meatball portion of this recipe.  You can see the entire recipe…

Linguine with Italian Sausage

Now that fall is here (even though it doesn’t seem like it), I’ve started craving my go to fall comfort foods like chili and pasta. My son usually likes his Bolognese pureed, but I talked him into a lighter, fresher tomato sauce, and made linguine with Italian sausage. For his purposes, I called it a…

Sauteed Salmon with Orzo Feta and Red Wine Viniagrette

This sautéed salmon with orzo, feta, and red wine vinaigrette originally called for the recipe to be grilled. I haven’t set up my grill, and I don’t have a grill pan, so I sautéed it. While it was the second sautéed dish in a row, it was also another quick and easy dish to prepare,…

Spinach and Feta Pasta

This spinach and feta pasta recipe is from the working-mom-I-need-a-meal-fast cookbook. I love it because it’s easy to make, filling, and has a vegetable! This is the only way I can get my son to eat another veggie other than broccoli. The essence of the spinach and feta pasta is very similar to spinach pie,…

Lobster Mac and Cheese

Happy New Year! My mom and I had great plans for our New Year’s Eve dinner. It usually involves the tradition (I’m assuming southern) of making: something that swims, flies, comes from the ground and something green. Each has their own meaning (I forget), mostly to do with ringing in the New Year positively. Well,…

Shrimp Scampi

I don’t post savory recipes very often, so when I have a savory success in the kitchen, I have to share. I’ve always been more comfortable baking than with cooking, but having a child motivates me to try to be a decent cook. This week has been all about seafood. So far we’ve had salmon,…

Greek Mac and Cheese

I love mac and cheese! When I saw this recipe on Saveur.com, my mouth started to water and I knew I had to make this. I wasn’t disappointed. I was however a bit concerned about the pasta to liquid ratio. It seemed like way too much liquid, but most (all) of it was absorbed by…

Chicken, Broccoli with Pasta in Garlic Cream Sauce

I know, this pic looks like a casserole. Luckily, it’s so much better than that! I was trying to think of something new to do with chicken, because it’s the main staple in my son’s diet. Also, broccoli is the only veggie my son will eat, so it’s hard to find recipe with the right,…

Chicken, Broccoli & Fusilli in Garlic Cream Sauce

I know, this pic looks like a casserole. Luckily, it’s so much better than that! I was trying to think of something new to do with chicken, because it’s the main staple in my son’s diet. Also, broccoli is the only veggie my son will eat, so it’s hard to find recipe with the right,…