Lemon-Arugula Pesto Pasta Salad

This pasta recipe has a wholesome balance of chickpeas, meaty black olives, sweet red onions, and tangy tomatoes. The lemon-arugula pesto is refreshing, nutty, and salty tasting from the Parmesan cheese. The lemon and arugula complement each other in a perfect meld of flavors. The spirals catch all the tasty bits of pesto and the… 

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Butternut Squash Ziti

I know your asking yourself why I’m posting a recipe using winter squash when the first day of Spring just smacked me in the butt. I bought this squash a week or two ago when Spring was still a long-away wish in my heart and the market’s bins were overflowing with newly stocked squash and… 

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Strawberry Salad with Mozzarella Pesto Grilled Cheese

The strawberries in the market were quite simply the most flawless, exquisite strawberries that I’ve ever seen in my life. Every single one was the deepest shade of juicy red, perfectly ripe without a bruise in sight and most were as big as the palm of my hand. Everyone was exclaiming over them. I knew… 

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Ravioli Stuffed Acorn Hearts with Mozzarella Sauce

The moment I laid eyes on this recipe from Tyler Florence I knew I would be making it in one form or another. Bite-sized cheese ravioli are stuffed into the middle of acorn squash and covered in a creamy, herby mozzarella sauce flavored with garlic, thyme and sage. Parmesan and mozzarella are melted in at… 

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Caramelized Eggplant Pasta with Arugula Pumpkin Seed Pesto Sauce

I have a  fancy pasta recipe for you today made with bow-tie pasta, caramelized eggplant, Roma tomatoes and pumpkin-arugula pesto.I broke all the rules with my pesto sauce. It’s everything except traditional with it’s toasty Pumpkins seeds and baby ‘rocket’ leaves. The Farfalle pasta does a stellar job of attracting the pesto. You can see… 

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