Black Pepper Garlic Chicken and Noodles

I’m getting hungry just looking at this picture 🙂 Black pepper garlic chicken and noodles is a quick, easy and filling meal that you only need a few simple Asian ingredients to make. You can use any kind of noodles you like (I used wheat based ramen noodles, but you can use rice noodles ifContinue reading “Black Pepper Garlic Chicken and Noodles”

Seared Scallops with Pesto Spaghetti and Blistered Tomatoes

Just looking at the picture of this dinner makes my mouth water and I’m going to have to make it again soon because it was soooo good. Scallops are one of the easiest seafood items to make. I love to cook them using my sous vide machine and then sear them in a super hotContinue reading “Seared Scallops with Pesto Spaghetti and Blistered Tomatoes”

Fire Roasted Tomato Soup with Kielbasa and Tortellini

This soup is another quick and easy meal that is tasty, nutritious and satisfying to eat. The broth is made from chicken broth and fire roasted tomatoes for a slightly sweet, slightly smoky tomato flavor. The addition of kielbasa add another level of smokiness that goes great with the tomato. You could also use chickenContinue reading “Fire Roasted Tomato Soup with Kielbasa and Tortellini”

Sausage and Tomato Pasta with Whipped Ricotta

This is a fairly standard pasta dish, but the dollops of whipped ricotta on top were kind of a revelation to me. Honestly, I have never been a huge ricotta fan. The sort of grainy texture and not much flavor never really impressed me and I’m not a huge fan of typical lasagna for thatContinue reading “Sausage and Tomato Pasta with Whipped Ricotta”

Miso Brown Butter Pasta

Miso brown butter pasta with roasted vegetables is a simple, quick pasta dish with an interesting and delicious flavor. The sauce for this dish is made with white miso paste, brown butter, smoked and regular paprika, garlic, and sage. I love miso and use it often in cooking Asian food, but I had not hadContinue reading “Miso Brown Butter Pasta”

Million Dollar Spaghetti

I saw this recipe online, and I was going to be making food for someone who loves pasta, so I thought I’d give it a try. It is basically super dressed up spaghetti baked like a lasagna. I was curious to see how spaghetti worked in this format. The recipe calls for marinara sauce andContinue reading “Million Dollar Spaghetti”

Creamy Sun Dried Tomato and Spinach Ravioli

This is a super simple and quick but delicious meal you can make in 20 minutes. It uses refrigerated or frozen grocery store ravioli and the sauce is only a few ingredients, but they are ones that pack in the flavor. I had half a jar of sun dried tomatoes left from when I madeContinue reading “Creamy Sun Dried Tomato and Spinach Ravioli”

Mac and Cheese with Bacon, Roasted Garlic and Bread Crumbs

I have a few different mac and cheese recipes that I make. One is a simple stove top version and this one is known as ‘the fancy mac and cheese’ in our house. It has a few extra touches that make it more than your average mac and cheese. The cheese sauce has roasted garlicContinue reading “Mac and Cheese with Bacon, Roasted Garlic and Bread Crumbs”

Zhizhig Galnash (Chechen Beef and Dumplings)

Zhizhig galnash is a a traditional Chechen dish of tender beef, vegetables, hand made dumplings and a garlic sauce made from the cooking broth, potatoes and garlic. I had never heard of this dish or had it before, but my husband sent me a link to it. A lot of new recipes I try comeContinue reading “Zhizhig Galnash (Chechen Beef and Dumplings)”