Butternut Squash Lasagna

This butternut squash lasagna is a great vegetarian version of this popular layered pasta dish. The layers consist of a creamy, fresh butternut squash purée, a thick white sauce, cheese and lasagna noodles. I always use oven-ready lasagna noodles, which are so much easier since all you have to do is layer them in your baking dish right out of the box. You don’t have to boil them first! Be sure to cover the lasagna with foil for most of […]

Thai Noodle Salad

It can be scary to step out of our comfort zones when it comes to cooking. For most of us, the foods and recipes we know are what we stick with in our every day cooking. Once I was experimenting a little and created this delicious Thai-inspired noodle salad. It has cucumbers, carrots, cilantro, and pineapple, all tossed in a peanut sauce. You can use rice noodles or Japanese yakisoba noodles in this recipe. Thai Noodle Recipe Ingredients 1 12-oz […]

Veggie Mac n Cheese

A healthier version of everyone’s favorite mac ‘n cheese dish, this veggie mac is made with chopped brussels sprouts, butternut squash, onion and red bell pepper and a light, creamy cheese sauce. This is a great make-ahead dish, or for when you are feeding many mouths. Place it on the table right out of the oven and let everyone feed themselves. Veggie Mac N Cheese Ingredients 1 package elbow macaroni 1 butternut squash, peeled and chopped into 1-inch pieces 2 […]

Easy Cherry Tomato Basil Pasta Sauce

This pasta sauce is definitely a keeper. You don’t need a lot to make a yummy and fresh pasta sauce, and with your Magic Bullet, it’s so easy to do! Roasting the tomatoes, onion, and garlic enhances their flavor. It is super yummy! Easy Cherry Tomato Basil Pasta Sauce Ingredients 3 cup cherry tomatoes 1 onion, diced 4 to 5 whole garlic cloves 1/2 cup fresh basil Fresh parmesan cheese Instructions Preheat the oven to 375. Add tomatoes, onion, and […]

Zucchini Meatballs

Lately, our family has been trying to cook more vegetarian meals. I saw this zucchini meatball recipe somewhere on social media, and thought it was a delicious idea for a vegetarian version of spaghetti and meatballs for dinner one night. Turns out, zucchini and breadcrumbs fried in a pan have a similar consistency to meatballs, and are absolutely delicious bathed in marinara sauce and poured over hot spaghetti noodles. Zucchini Meatballs Ingredients 2 large zucchini, grated 3 cloves garlic, minced […]

Rosemary Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce

Have you ever tried pasta sauce that wasn’t red or white? I admit that I haven’t had any other sauce besides tomato or Alfredo (or other cheese sauce) with pasta before I tried avocado pasta sauce very recently. My next non-traditional pasta sauce experiment: rosemary butternut squash pasta sauce. I had a lot of butternut squash left over from a butternut squash soup I made, and when trying to think of other things to cook with it, I thought of […]

Asian Garlic Noodle Stir-Fry

This homemade Asian stir-fry dish is better than take-out and almost as easy to throw together on a busy weeknight. Fresh chopped vegetables are sautéed and tossed with a homemade soy sauce-based sauce and yakisoba noodles. The yakisoba noodles can be found in the refrigerator section of your local grocery store near the tofu. They only need to sit in hot water for a few minutes and they are ready to eat! This dish is perfect for preparing ahead of time […]

Pasta Carbonara

Spaghetti carbonara – it’s a classic, easy, delicious, cheap, and hearty dinner, so why haven’t you made it? If you don’t know what carbonara is, you’re in for a treat. This classic, Roman dish consists of bacon, barely-cooked creamy eggs and parmesan, to create a rich, delicious pasta sauce. Although I’ve made carbonara many times before. This one follows a new recipe from Serious Eats, which involves more egg yolks and less bacon and cheese than other recipes. The result is particularly […]

Preserved Lemon, Asparagus, and Ricotta Pasta

Hey, here’s an easy, delicious, and healthy weeknight dinner that uses some sneaky, flavor-packed ingredients to amp up the taste with very little work. And it’s all made in one pot! If you don’t know what preserved lemons are, it’s time to work them into your repertoire. Tangy, funky, tart, they’re like the miso of citrus. Maybe not, but they take this simple dish to the next level! Preserved Lemon, Asparagus, and Ricotta Pasta Recipe Ingredients 1 lb short pasta, […]

Avocado Pasta Sauce

Pasta dishes are one of the quickest and easiest ways to get dinner on the table, especially when you have three hungry kids running around! I’m always looking for new ways to make pasta since it’s one of the only foods that every member of my family enjoys eating. I also love finding new ways for dinner to be healthy and filling, which is why this recipe makes me so happy! Avocado pasta, for starters, is SUPER easy to make. Simply throw […]