Next to pizza, pasta is my super thing! Not only is it feel-good food and mighty tasty, but it’s incredibly versatile, easy to prepare and nutritious. A one-cup cooked serving (2 oz. dry) of Dreamfields pasta provides 5 grams of fiber and 7 grams of protein! Did you know it’s National Pasta Month? Let’s celebrate! I thought I […]
I’m a spaghetti breaker-in-half’er. If I don’t break it in half and try to twirl it, I usually end up twirling until half the pasta on my plate is on my dumb fork, and I can’t even fit the blasted thing in my mouth.
This Spicy Spaghetti Pie recipe comes from the new 6 Ingredient Solution cookbook sent to me by America’s Test Kitchen and if you didn’t catch the two most important words there, I’ll say it again: Six Ingredients! That’s a big dang deal. After all, it’s usually a tantalizing photo that inspires me to look closer […]
Y’all know that as a Hormel blogger, I’m sent a few products each month which I can choose to write about, cook with, or completely ignore. (Ok, I made up that last part.) So the most recent box brought me three new cheesy pasta Hormel Compleats microwave meals, and since one was more than enough for […]
When it comes to food, nothing says “home” to me more than a casserole does, and it must be true for my kids as well because that’s what they ask for when they’re visiting. They’re full of feel good magic, it seems. What I really love is that they’re so easy to put together, and […]
I’ve never met a pasta I didn’t like! I’ve met a pasta I had to get used to (I’m looking at you, whole grain), but after an initial getting acquainted period, we became good buddies and dine together frequently. So I figured I’d probably like the new Mueller’s Hidden Veggie Pasta too, and I was […]
Sausage and Pepper Pasta Fra Diavolo (inspired by a Sausage and Pepper Pasta recipe from Hormel Kitchens) Since I love my marinara sauce kicked up with heat, I decided to change up the Hormel recipe and raise the temperature by making a Fra Diavolo sauce. If you prefer a milder sauce, use the Hormel recipe […]
To celebrate National Pasta Day last week, I tried a little something different with my stuffed shells by using Classico Creamy Spinach and Parmesan Sauce. It was so delicious that I have to share the recipe! Classic Stuffed Shells (recipe from Classico) Ingredients 1 jar (24 oz) Classico Creamy Spinach and Parmesan Seasonal Sauce 1/2 […]
I’ve really been in the mood for some Autumn vegetables lately, so I decided to roast some butternut squash and rather than serve it as a side dish like I usually do, I decided to pair it with pasta, something I had never done before.
I eat frozen pasta meals every single day, so it doesn’t take much convincing for me to try a shelf stable pasta meal instead. Send them over yesterday, please. These —–> Barilla Microwaveable Meals. There are five varieties: • Mezze Penne with Tomato & Basil Sauce • Mezze Penne with Traditional Marinara Sauce • Mezze […]