Spicy Butternut Squash and Chickpea Soup

Spicy Butternut Squash and Chickpea Soup

My 4 year streak of not catching a cold is over. My immune system turned on me. Just like that. One day I'm basking in the glory of good health and the next I'm coughing my brains out. Desperately needing soup, I dragged my sick self to the kitchen and whipped this up. While chicken soup is a … [Read more...]

Italian Wedding Soup

Italian Wedding Soup 2

Meatballs marry leafy greens, pasta and carrots to live happily ever after in this Italian Wedding Soup. While this is a popular soup for weddings the name refers to the vegetables and meats marrying well together. Minestrata Maritata. Married soup. This Italian American version is lighter than … [Read more...]

Stuffed Squash with Brie, Cranberries and Greens

Cranberry, Brie and Greens Stuffed Squash

Fresh cranberries, brie and greens come together to make a festive and flavorful filling for kabocha or acorn squash. The cranberries add a tangy pop of sweetness to the gooey brie, tender greens and mild-mannered squash. The best bite is when you dig deep and not only get the creamy greens … [Read more...]

Ricotta and Swiss Chard Pasta

Ricotta and Swiss Chard Pasta

Pappardelle noodles tossed in a creamy ricotta sauce with Swiss chard and salty Parmesan. When I don't know what to make for dinner I turn to pasta dishes like this with a few simple ingredients and minimal prep and cooking time. Even though the ingredients seem simple, altogether they are something … [Read more...]

Bacon, Parmesan and Spinach Gratin

Bacon Parmesan Spinach Gratin

Eating your greens has never been so sinful! This delectable casserole starts with a base of greens, crumbled bacon and Parmesan cheese. All of that deliciousness is smothered with a rich, creamy sauce, topped with buttery bread crumbs and baked to a hot, bubbly mess! … [Read more...]