Roasted Cherry Tomato Pasta

The cherry tomato plant in our garden would be 10 feet tall if we had stakes that high.  What is it about the small tomato plants that makes them grow like crazy?  We grew those small yellow pear shaped tomatoes one year and it was absolutely out of control as well.  Grew up and over… Continue reading Roasted Cherry Tomato Pasta


Lemon Arugula Pasta

This is a really delicious vegetarian pasta dish we made a few weeks ago (and have on the menu for later this week) with good-for-you greens.  A friend actually made this dish for us and brought it over when we had our son.  I always wanted to make it again but had forgotten about it until… Continue reading Lemon Arugula Pasta


Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Sauce

Last weekend I whipped up a batch of sun-dried tomato cream sauce in my Vitamix.  I had a carton of heavy cream in the fridge plus I'd been wanting to use the Vitamix for something other than a smoothie for a change.  When I saw the recipe for sun-dried tomato cream sauce in the Vitamix… Continue reading Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Sauce


Rigatoni Peperona-ta-ta

Good evening.  It's getting a bit late but I wanted to share tonight's dinner.  I made Rigatoni Peperonata from the August issue of Real Simple.  It. Was. So. Good. It was very easy to pull together.  It does require chopping three bell peppers but that went a lot faster than I expected.  And make sure… Continue reading Rigatoni Peperona-ta-ta


Artichoke & Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta

 Last Saturday Benzo and I vowed to come straight home after church group and cook dinner instead of going out.  We're trying to be good for the next few weeks about not eating out much, since the past few weeks have been an eating-out extravaganza. My original meal plan was to make pizza on Saturday… Continue reading Artichoke & Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta

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Green Food and Baileys Buttercream

Happy day after St. Patrick's Day!  Did everyone have fun last night?  A little tooo much fun maybe?  😉 Benzo and I had a quiet evening at home with lots of yummy food.  And most of it green! We started off with an appetizer of artichoke brushetta and crackers.  MIL gave us this jar of… Continue reading Green Food and Baileys Buttercream


Heart Pasta and Homemade Breadsticks

For Valentine's Day MIL gave us a bag full goodies.  Two of those goodies were heart shaped pasta and Dave's Gourmet heirloom tomato sauce.  We decided to have them for dinner last night.  I also made homemade garlic breadsticks and vegan parmesan cheese. The breadsticks recipe I used was Quick and Easy Garlic Breadsticks from Hillbilly Housewife. … Continue reading Heart Pasta and Homemade Breadsticks