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


Baked Pumpkin Ziti

 Every once in a while I like to flex my cooking muscles by attempting a complex recipe.  Something completely from scratch that is a little more difficult that what I normally whip up on a Tuesday night.  This usually occurs on special occasions, as was the case last weekend for Valentine's Day. I recently checked… Continue reading Baked Pumpkin Ziti


Chickpea Pasta

I found this recipe in the January 2008 issue of Real Simple magazine (my favorite magazine). It had simple ingredients and looked simple to make so I decided to give it a try. I’ve always been a sucker for a big bowl of pasta.Chickpea Pasta with Almonds & Parmesan4 servings1 tbsp olive oil3 cloves garlic,… Continue reading Chickpea Pasta