Mexican Enchilada Lasagna

I always recommend that you think beyond the obvious when you make your meals to keep things fun. When you go the unexpected route, it makes food feel a little bit special. Hey, it works when you have breakfast for dinner or pizza for breakfast, right? The Kid is a typical kid (even if she’s […]

Stove Top Fusilli with Meatballs

Does anyone remember that old Seinfeld episode where Kramer had Fusilli Jerry? Gah, I’m probably the only one who remembers it. I think of it every time I make fusilli pasta noodles. It’s funny the things that stick in your brain. I saw that all of the seasons of Seinfeld are on Netflix (I’m way behind […]

Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli

Everyone loves pasta. There’s just something about it with the carby goodness. For a special occasion (ahem, like Valentine’s Day), sometimes it’s fun to experiment with making your own. It’s actually not as hard as it sounds, so read on and you’ll see how easy it is. The Kid agreed to indulge me as I […]

One Pot Spaghetti with Spinach and Tomatoes

  The Kid loooooooves pasta. That’s an extreme understatement. I think all kids like pasta and that’s why it’s on so many kid’s menus at restaurants. I’ve got a trick that I use to make pasta noodles a bit faster than waiting for the water to boil, putting in the noodles, waiting waiting, and draining. […]

Marinara Spaghetti Squash Boats

Have you seen my tip on cooking squash like spaghetti squash or butternut squash? I always used to attempt to slice those things in half like all the instructions say to do. In the process of using brute strength to power the knife through, I risked losing a finger and just got afraid tired of […]