Creamy Bacon and Cheese Gnocchi

I love anything loaded baked potato inspired. Its simple, straightforward and easy. I was really in the mood for loaded potato soup but I really didn’t feel like dealing with a entire pot of soup. Especially since I’m expecting clam chowder in the next couple days. That’s just too much cream based soup for me….

Baked Chicken and Broccoli Rigatoni

I was super excited for this one. I went to the store and they had bulk upon bulk of mushrooms reduced. I knew what that meant I gotta use them up quick. Which I thought wasn’t a issue because mushrooms are my absolutely favorite fungus. I figured I could stew them, I could braise them,…

Bucatini and Meatballs

So it’s that time of year, the squirrels are stealing patio furniture stuffing, to carry up the trees and it driving me absolutely crazy. I thought that ended there, but I noticed my basil plants look a little… manhandled and distressed. So that’s where I drew the line. So, although I’m trying and working on…

Spicy Shrimp over Pappardelle

Whenever im using pappardelle pasta i know i’m in for a treat! To me pappardelle is the epitome of pasta elegance. Anytime pappardelle is in play i know im in store for a slow roasted ragu or hearty braised beef dish but sometimes when i’m thinking light but comforting i jump over immediately to scallops…

Double Garlic Fideo w/ Grilled Eggplant

Fideo pasta is something really neat. At first glance it seems to be spaghetti just cut into eighth but, unlike most pasta this one is toasted in olive oil prior to drying. What’s also unique about it is it can be simmered in a sauce to cook since it is such a smaller, thinner noodle….

Creamy Bacon & Leek Orecchiette Pasta

I love playing around with pasta shapes. On the rare occasion I go to the store without a list I always go to the pasta aisle pick out some funky shapes and hope inspiration will hit somewhere. At worst I don’t find inspiration and I just keep the box in the pantry. At best I…

Crab and Crawfish Stuffed Mushroom Alfredo

There are often times where I think of a recipe and I’m beyond excited to try it out. Those are usually the types where they could go 50/50. I’m not exactly sure how they’ll turn out. Those are usually the funnest ones. This recipe was inspired off the fact I had a ton of seafood….

Pistachio Pesto Fettuccini with Shrimp.

I’m feeling a little bit under the weather and as much as that sucks I try and look for some silver lining. The only thing that makes being sick not a total bust is naps, tea and spicy food. Now I have to be really sick for a couple of bad things to get in…

Soba Noodle Salad w/ Ginger Chili Sauce

So I had a hankering for a soba salad. For the unfamiliar soba is a thin noodle made with buckwheat not to be confused for this thicker cousin udon. I realized I was out of noodles. I tend to go through a lot of them. So I thought no worries ill hit the grocery store…