Tag: pasta recipes

Homemade Hamburger Helper

I was reluctant to publish this post because to me, it’s not the prettiest meal. But it’s a meal my family eats about once a week, and you know why? Because about once a week, I’m overwhelmed. There are too many clients demanding too many things. There are too many meals to cook. Do we […]

Spaghetti Carbonara

I love food with a story behind it, and spaghetti carbonara has one of the best. Because the term ‘carbonara’ translates to ‘coal burner,’ it is thought that the name came from workers in the coal mines in Italy. When these workers would come home for a hearty dinner after a hard day’s work, it’s […]

Mom’s Lasagna

Originally published on October 25, 2009 This really was the first thing I ever learned to cook. I still remember watching my mom make it in one of the first kitchens I remember. And lasagna night always meant that supper was going to be good! When I became much older, I asked my mom to teach me […]


Originally published on February 16, 2014 They say that if you want to make pasta dough but have never done it before, gnocchi is a great one to start with. It’s pretty forgiving and doesn’t require the technical hand that other types of pasta dough do. However, you still have to be careful and not rush the […]

Pasta Al Pangrattato

Originally published on February 27, 2014 Pasta is one of those dishes that doesn’t really need a whole lot of changing up, in my opinion. It’s one of my favourite things to eat, and you can put down a plate in front of me that’s just pasta and sauce and I’d be very, very happy. […]

“Summertime” Pasta

Originally published on August 16, 2014 The other day we had a high of 14 degrees Celsius. On the 14th of August. It was also raining. Despite all of this, we had just gotten a new gas tank for our barbecue and I was dying to grill, char, and smoke something. So, neither rain nor chilly weather would […]

Spicy Sausage Linguine in a Rose Sauce

Originally published on October 4, 2014 There are no shortages of food ideas in a restaurant kitchen. From finding different ingredients in the walk-in, to discussing ideas with the chef, to learning different ways to plate and present food to make sure it looks its best, these are the most obvious places in which you’ll […]

The Real Deal Alfredo

Originally published on November 1, 2014 In the past I’ve posted a couple of “faux” recipes for Alfredo sauce using sour cream and cream cheese. But what if you want the real deal? Real creamy Alfredo sauce that’s delicious and stays true to the way it’s actually supposed to be made? When that’s the case, you need to follow […]

Perogie Pasta Shells

Originally published on November 11, 2014 One of the best parts of being a foodie is  having foodie friends that have great ideas that I would never come up with. This is one of those creations, posted to Facebook by my good friend Jaime, who’s also one of the most faithful followers of this site. This […]

Ravioli Lasagna

Originally published on December 1, 2014 When people start thinking about different ways they can make lasagna, often they limit themselves to thinking only about the filling of the actual lasagna. I know that’s usually where I start when I’m on the path to making a new and creative lasagna dish. But, don’t stop there. What about the actual […]