Tortellini with Classic Homemade Alfredo Sauce


As we sat up on the bluff the other night watching the sunset I realized there will be fewer and fewer of these nights. It seems as if the summer has flown by. It is hard to believe that school will soon be starting and the wind and snow will begin to blow. I am…

Creamy Basil Pasta


Some days you just want comfort food that is easy. This was perfect for us. I didn’t get a picture of it with fresh basil sprinkled over the top so use your imagination. It had lots of flavor from the Italian sausage, basil, and Parmesan cheese. Super simple too! Verdict: This is a meal I…

Spaghetti Sauce or Sunday Gravy


I have been thinking quite a bit about instincts lately. You know that little voice deep down inside you.  Intuition.  A gut feeling. Jiminy Cricket. We all have it. Sometimes we ignore it but sometimes we can’t avoid it because it keeps coming back again and again.  The times I KNEW I should have turned…

Simple Sausage Soup


I realize with all the sweet treats and appetizers I have been posting I am a bit behind on my dinner postings. I am saving them up for when I am taking a break during Christmas vacation. With all the cookies and treats I have been posting I realized this morning that I have only…

Pasta Carbonara


The word “healthy” is bothering me lately. It is blazoned across every post and recipe I read lately. It doesn’t matter if it has butter, cheese and cream in it they call it healthy. It may be “healthier” than another version of the same recipe but that does not make it healthy.  Can food be…

Tortellini Caesar Salad (with homemade Caesar Dressing)


CHANGE! This has become my motto lately. I get frustrated when I go into an office or a business to speak with a manager or someone in charge and about an issue I have with customer service or a product and they give me the answer, “But, we have always done it this way.” That…

4 Cheese Tortellini Pizza


I was thinking about creating a Thanksgiving Pizza for dinner but my ever fiscally responsible son reminded me we would need to buy turkey, ingredients for stuffing, mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce. He was right. We should use what we have on hand first. So, we went searching through the freezers to see what we…

Pesto Pasta with Roasted Red Peppers and Grilled Chicken


This was a meal I made by opening up the cupboards and started pulling jars. We had friends in town that we didn’t know when they were arriving or when they would be able to see us. They were traveling through town with their extended family and we knew we could have to leave at…

Easy Creamy Pasta Casserole


Trying to use up all the last pieces and parts that I am finding in my refrigerator, freezer and pantry is going to be interesting. I am working on a No-Buy June where I have to use up what is in my pantry, freezer and refrigerator. I can buy fresh produce, dairy and spices but…

Hot Italian Sandwich Bites


I have recently been trying to rely more on my old cookbooks and recipe cards (what we used in the days before Pinterest).  I love my cookbooks.  I have many from the 1950’s, 1960’s and little pamphlets put out by companies to promote their products.  I love reading them.  Some of the recipes especially the…

Cheese Tortellini and Ravioli with Garlic Brown Butter


What to make when the groceries are running low and the pantry staples just aren’t speaking to me?  I had half a bag of frozen ravioli and half a bag of frozen tortellini.  Neither was enough to feed my family of four, but together?  I could make this work. We do not eat a lot…