Roasted Chicken Spaghetti

Herb, lemon and garlic roasted chicken and spaghetti tossed in a lemon parmesan pan sauce. Chicken spaghetti is starting to become one of my new favorite dishes. For me, as generic as it may sound spaghetti is probably my favorite noodle. I think alot of the time we associate the noodles with the dishes. Like…

Creamy Penne with Bacon and Peas

Penne pasta tossed with creamy parmesan alfredo sauce, topped with crispy bacon and green peas. Penne pasta is one of my favorite noodles to cook with. Anytime I am using penne I know its going to be quick, simple and delicious. Also since I have a picky eater on my hands I know I have…

Red Wine Fideo Pasta w/ Garlic and Cherry Tomatoes

Fideo pasta is one of my favorites. Its pretty much a cut angel hair pasta that’s been toasted prior to cooking. Its commonly used in Spanish cooking but when I have it on hand anything goes. I love having fideo on hand for a couple reasons. One, Kids love it! It makes so much less…

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…