Ravioli is one of my favorite dishes….little pockets of pasta filled with all kinds of delicious fillings.  It’s almost like a blank canvas…you can literally create your own “art” to stuff right inside those little puffy bites.  However, I don’t really enjoy making homemade pasta.  I find it kind of messy and time consuming.  The …

About 2 years, I blogged about a lasagna recipe that I discovered in Cooking Light magazine.  Not being a huge lasagna fan, this was one I truly loved and I have spent the past 2 years improving on an already great recipe!  The typical lasagna has 600+ calories and this version only has 378 per …

Temperatures here in East Tennessee have been hovering in the 90’s for weeks and standing in a hot kitchen is just that…HOT!  So I have been testing recipes that gets me in and out of the kitchen in a jiffy but still gives my family a wonderful, tasty meal at dinner time. Of course, everyone …

Yesterday morning, in anticipation of a busy day, I was trying to figure out what to have for dinner.  I needed something quick and easy because I was going to be out and about until later in the day but I didn’t want to just order a pizza or do take out.  I had almost …

Growing up, lasagna was not my favorite thing…In fact, I can actually say I didn’t like it at all.  My aversion to it was all the variations that I had tried included cottage cheese and something about its consistency didn’t jive with my palate.  As I grew older and began cooking in the kitchen myself, …

It is that time of the summer harvest season when the tomatoes are causing their vines to droop, heavy with the green and red fruit.  Sometimes it’s hard to find new ways to use these delicious, juicy delights but why not use them in a way that you can enjoy them when fresh tomatoes aren’t …

During the summer months when the tomatoes are bountiful, I can and process my own red pasta sauce to use for a variety of dishes all year.  There is nothing like a homemade sauce that has the aroma of a tangy, warm summer tomato!  One of the easiest ways I love to use this sauce …

I always love when I make a dish one night, I can turn the leftovers into something completely different the next day…such as the case of the recent Seafood Stew Recipe I posted.   Reheat your stew, add a couple of tablespoons of tomato paste and your favorite Italian seasonings.  Serve over your favorite pasta …

On a typical Saturday morning, no matter what I am doing, one thing is for certain:  The TV will be on in every room and it will be on one channel….The Food Network Channel.  I find that I can get recipe ideas while I am doing simple household chores and look out for those that …