Fresh Herb & Mushroom Pasta

Time: 30 minutes This recipe is definite soul and comfort food. It is like eating fresh mushroom soup pasta. While you can make this with dried herbs, it is soooo much better if you can get fresh herbs and use heavy, rich cream. I’ve paired it with Angels, as this type of food truly mixes…

Ricotta Stuffed Pasta (Conchiglie)

Time: 35 minutes This recipe will give you a “reason to believe” you too can be a gourmet chef. Simple, tasty, fast, hearty…. yummy! Believe. Music Selection: Rod Stewart – Reason to Believe ¼ cup Basil pesto 24 oz Marinara Sauce or 4 Cheese Pasta Sauce 350g Conchiglie pasta 87/b (about 2 1/2 inches long)…

Creamy Lemon Pasta

Time: 30 minutes This pasta is amore… so easy, so delicious, so very creamy and cheesy. Music Selection: Dean Martin – That’s Amore Ingredients: 8 oz angel hair or spaghettini pasta 1 lemon, zest and juice 2/3 cup heavy cream 4 Tbsp butter 3 oz parmesan cheese 1 clove garlic, minced ½ tsp dried chili…

Blue Cheese Broccoli Pasta

Time: 30 mins Music Selection: Cher – Just Like Jesse James I know tonight, somebody is going to win the fight… you can do it… this dish is worth the effort. I like to make it as a side dish to my asparagus wrapped chicken. It is a great way to use up broccoli and…

Chicken Hasselback Pasta

Time: 35 minutes Music Selection: Twisted Sister – We’re Not Gonna Take it There was a time before the age of #metoo where this type of behavior wasn’t ok… Dont’ take the BS any more. I’m not going to. But today, kids (and adults?) still want to rock… This chicken hasselback pasta ROCKS… This is…

Hubby’s Chicken Parmesan

Time: 1 hour Sometimes during the day, I get a little text from hubby asking how my day is going…. I know he is really just texting to say “I love you”. Recently, I started a new job and have been super busy. Hubby has been holding everything together at home – making amazing meals…

Creamy Shrimp Alfredo

Time: 20 minutes This is a quick, healthy seafood pasta dish that is deliciously filling. Inspired by the pasta, I am pairing it with Patrizio Buanne in this funny tune that is a dialogue between a mother and a daughter who wants her mom to find her a husband because the “moon is in the…

Lobster Macaroni & Cheese

Time: 1 hour Oddly enough, we had leftover lobster…. I know – crazy? But, we did. So, we decided to combine it with macaroni & cheese. My hubby loves to try macaroni & cheese whenever it is on the menu at a fancy, nice restaurant, as usually it has lobster or crab or some other…

One Dish Baked Macaroni & Cheese (with or without Sausage?)

Time: 1 hour and 10 minutes Serves 5 or 6 Music Selection: Olivia Newton John – “Magic” This is truly a “magical” dish that our friends (Tina & Dave) shared with us the other day – easy to make, pop it in the oven and “poof” out comes a delicious, home made macaroni & cheese….

Creamy Brie & Tomato Pasta

Serves 6 Time: 1 – 8 hours Music Selection: Bryan Adams – Everything I Do, I Do It For You This past summer, we met up in Kelowna to celebrate Canada Day with some friends from Calgary. When we got there (it is a 9 hour drive for us), we were tired, cranky and hungry….