30 Minute Meals · Pasta · Poultry · Recipes

Pesto Orecchiette with Chicken Sausage

For my birthday (which was many moons ago now) my Mister bought me a gift card to this amazing European market in Boulder.  I finally went shopping and purchased some orecchiette imported from Italy.  Now if you’ve never had orecchiette, think of them as tiny pasta bowls. In Italian ‘orecchio‘ means ‘ear,’ and the suffix… Continue reading Pesto Orecchiette with Chicken Sausage

Party Ideas · Pasta · Recipes · Vegan/Vegetarian

Vegan Ziti with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Artichokes

Veganism is something that Mister and I are both currently exploring.  We are meat lovers at heart, but from time to time I find an amazing vegan recipe that I have to try (and Mister is typically my guinea pig).  Plus a good friend of ours is vegan, which provides even more opportunities to create… Continue reading Vegan Ziti with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Artichokes

30 Minute Meals · Pasta · Recipes · Soups and Stews

Sausage, Bean and Spinach Ragoût

The weather here has been absolutely gorgeous this week.  I don’t want to jinx anything, but I’m afraid the weather wont last.  Every year for the last three years the midwest experiences their Spring thaw while Colorado gets hit hard with late-season snow storms.  I thought I would get one last “winter-esque” recipe in before… Continue reading Sausage, Bean and Spinach Ragoût

30 Minute Meals · Pasta · Recipes · Seafood

Lobster Pasta with Vodka Sauce and Crispy Breadcrumbs

My first memories of trying lobster were with my mom.  Being a single, hard-working mother never stopped her from indulging in a lobster tail from time to time and if anyone deserved food luxury, she definitely did.  I remember her telling me that you should always eat lobster drenched in drawn butter and morsel by… Continue reading Lobster Pasta with Vodka Sauce and Crispy Breadcrumbs