Butternut Alfredo Baked Shells | #pasta

Butternut Squash Alfredo Baked Shells

What is the best way to reach you? If someone wants to get ahold of me, I always recommend that they send a text (or iMessage).  Or next best would be an email.  Maybe call.  Possibly tweet.  Probably don’t leave a Facebook message.  And I rarely check my snail mailbox.  But if you...


Shrimp Pasta with Broccoli Pesto + Cuisinart Food Processor GIVEAWAY

Do you all sing in the kitchen? Um, I definitely do.  Constantly.  (I mean, I named this blog after a song, didn’t I??) Most of the time I’m jamming out to whatever is on Spotify.  Or watching Hulu and shedding a few tears to the Parenthood soundtrack (best tv soundtrack...


Chicken Parmesan Baked Ziti

Do you ever look at your life and wonder just how you came to be where you are today? I had one of those moments in the kitchen this past week when I was making this chicken parmesan baked ziti. Granted, any baked pasta dish always brings me back to...


15 Slow Cooker Dinner Recipes

It’s that time of year again.  The time when we sadly bid all those lovely summer tomatoes adieu, and turn on the slow cooker.  As summer fades into fall and the nights grow cooler, there isn’t much more comforting than coming home after a long day’s work to a...

Chicken Alfredo Baked Ziti | #italian #recipe

Chicken Alfredo Baked Ziti

This recipe goes out to all of you rad parents with kiddos heading back to school this week.  You asked for quick and easy recipes in our recent reader survey here.  And let me tell you, this one’s a keeper.  If you were a child of the 80’s like...

10-Minute Spinach Lasagna | #pasta

10-Minute Spinach Lasagna

Since becoming a food blogger, my cell number has basically morphed into the cooking hotline for my friends. Probably at least once a day, I get a text from someone asking whether a ____ can be cooked in the crock pot, or how to tell if _____ is ripe,...

Sesame Noodles Recipe |

Sesame Noodles

Goodness, time has a way of flying by.  After months of planning for my trip to El Salvador with Unbound, June apparently snuck up on me and I realized that I am now leaving the country in just three days.  As they say in El Salvador, ay ay ay.  ;) I...

5 Ingredient Strawberry Caprese Pasta Salad | #easy #recipe #vegetarian

5-Ingredient Strawberry Caprese Pasta Salad

I feel like I should forewarn you that this may turn into the Summer Of Pasta Salads here on the blog. I am apparently obsessed with them lately, especially once the lightbulb went off and I realized (far too late in life) that the words pasta salad do not need to...

5 Ingredient Pasta Salad Recipe -- super quick and easy, super flavorful, and SUPER good! |

5-Ingredient Pasta Salad

One of my favorite things about my book club is how we rotate houses each month.  I love — like, love — getting to spend time in my friends’ homes! I love getting to have a context for where they spend their days and nights.  I love getting to check...

Asparagus-Spinach Pesto Pasta with Blackened Shrimp | #recipe

Asparagus-Spinach Pesto Pasta with Blackened Shrimp

I probably should have poured a nice stiff drink recipe for you all on this loveliest of lovely tax days.  Especially for my fellow small business owners who just gave half of their revenue back to the government.  Good grief, I won’t even go there. Instead though, I thought I’d offer...

Mexican Macaroni and Cheese | #pasta

Mexican Macaroni and Cheese

¡Amigos! I’m finally doing it.  I’m cracking open the dictionaries and the textbooks and the verb charts and starting to work on mi español again. It’s been — ohh — about a decade. (Yeesh.) But tickets for a June trip to El Salvador are being booked, I’m feeling the language bug...

5-Ingredient Asparagus Bacon Pasta |

5-Ingredient Bacon Asparagus Pasta

I spy with my little eye…bacon…asparagus…pasta…Parmesan… …and? (Triple gold star if you can guess the secret ingredient!)