Pasta With Pistachio Mint Pesto

This is another one of my favorites from Cooking Light.  I discovered this recipe last summer and now find myself craving it all the time, especially during the warmer months.  This pasta has a delicious, garden fresh quality.  The first time I made it, I was a bit apprehensive about making a pesto with both Read More →

Penne & Vodka Cream Sauce

I’m not a perfectionist when it comes to cooking.  But when I try something on my own without following a recipe, I usually learn from the first attempt.  Then I refine it one or two more times before I am happy with it.  I’ve never tried making a vodka cream sauce before, but I thought Read More →


This is one of my very favorite recipes to make, for a few reasons.  First, there is always some sentimental value for me in cooking dishes that I can remember my mother making when I was a kid (especially something this good).  It is easy to prepare too…it doesn’t require a lot of prep time Read More →

Spaghetti and Meatballs

Until the last year or two, for me making spaghetti consisted of using sauce from a jar.  But I wanted to make home made spaghetti and meatballs from scratch.  So I started experimenting until I had a combination that I was happy with–and that took longer than you would think.  I’ve never claimed to be Read More →