Lemon Pappardelle Pasta & Asparagus

Lemon & Asparagus Pappardelle Pasta

Pappardelle pasta is a thin, wide, ribbon-like pasta that’s especially satisfying to dig into. The silky, slippery long noodles are perfect for sauces and plus, fun to eat.  In fact, the name, Pappardelle comes from the verb “pappare”, which means to “gobble up” (Wikipedia). And gobble up we did. These noodles were the perfect pasta to useRead more

Chicken Lasagna – Lasagna with Chicken and Mushrooms

Chicken Lasagna with Morel Mushrooms

For this Chicken Lasagna with mushrooms, I’m using morel mushrooms. Pickers forage for morels in the spring, where they flourish in areas where there was a forest fire the previous summer. The little honeycombed fungi are highly prized by chefs and very expensive. Because they aren’t in season, hard to find, and expensive, I’m using driedRead more

Fettuccine Alfredo with Salmon & Summer Peas

Fettucini Alfredo with Salmon and Peas

  Fettuccine Alfredo is a dish that is made very differently depending on who is cooking. Many cooks, and cookbook recipes like to use heavy cream to make an Alfredo sauce. I have always made Alfredo by simply using quality cheese, namely Parmigiano-Reggiano, butter, and the water that the pasta is cooked in, to achieveRead more

Chicken Stroganoff

Chicken Stroganoff

Stroganoff is a favorite quick comfort food, and a very delicious old classic with variations of it popular around the world. I made this chicken stroganoff on a cool and blustery day when I was craving some noodles and some creamy-ness. I always love a good one pan dinner, especially when it involves noodles. Stroganoff isRead more

Easy Chicken Parmesan Recipe

Parmesan Chicken

The real Chicken Parmesan (Parmigiano) is an amazingly delicious dish that requires us to first bread, and then brown the chicken before transferring  to a baking dish to bake in a lovely tomato sauce and Parmesan cheese. I love the real thing. If an Italian chef would come to my house and make it once a week IRead more

Spinach & Salmon Pasta – Easy Salmon Pasta

Spinach Salmon Pasta

  Salmon Pasta with Spinach is a go to weeknight meal at our house. Weeknight dinners often leave me uninspired. Sometimes I do a weekly meal plan when I do my grocery shopping, which helps a lot. But them, sometimes I just… don’t. Sometimes I don’t feel like thinking about the week ahead when it’sRead more