Pulled Pork Pasta Recipe

Pulled Pork Pasta Recipe

I love watching Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives on Food Network. The other day I was watching and one of the restaurants they featured, Highway 61 Roadhouse, shared their BBQ Spaghetti. This restaurant is actually here in St. Louis but I had not heard of it. The rest of the menu looks amazing too so my family and I will be sure to check it out soon and report back to you. The BBQ Spaghetti inspired me though to try something like this at home this week – it sounded a bit odd, but in a good way. The basics of … Continue Reading →
Baked Mostaccioli in Copper Chef

Baked Mostaccioli in Copper Chef

Who doesn’t love oven baked pasta with lots of ooey gooey cheese on top? This is one of Hubby and T’s (he still isn’t here, but he loves it) favorite meals. What was great about making it this time is that I only used two pots. One was to boil the pasta, everything else I did right in the Copper Chef pan that was sent to me. (disclosure: I was provided the Copper Chef 5-piece set to review, opinions are my own). Normally I would put the mostaccioli in a different baking dish, but I love that the Copper Chef … Continue Reading →
Beef Florentine Stuffed Pasta Shells

Beef Florentine Stuffed Pasta Shells

  Growing up my mom would make stuffed shells only once or twice a year but I remember loving them so much. Now as the adult I make them too, but still only once or twice a year. I still love them so much and so does my family. They take a little extra work but not so much as to avoid the recipe. It is actually pretty simple and just more a time factor than anything else. The great news is that the recipe I’m sharing will make enough for two full dinner meals for four adults. I make … Continue Reading →
French Onion Pasta Recipe

French Onion Pasta Recipe

Pasta is not something I eat a lot of anymore but I do still love it. When I do make pasta for a meal it needs protein and lots of flavor. Recently on Pinterest I came across a recipe for French Onion Pasta from Stephanie Cooks. The name alone jumped out at me! I decided I had to try this recipe but with my own twist on it. Thanks Stephanie for the inspiration! One of the big changes is that I am adding beef. You could of course leave it out or use chicken if you wanted, but we like … Continue Reading →
Pasta Facts [infographic]

Pasta Facts [infographic]

Happy Saturday! I love pasta, but I eat a lot less of it these days. It sure is good though. I thought this infographic about pasta was fun! Enjoy! What is your favorite shape of pasta? by medness. Explore more infographics like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually.   Continue Reading →
Tyson Pepperoni Caprese Pasta Salad Recipe

Tyson Pepperoni Caprese Pasta Salad Recipe

Disclosure: I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and their client. Pasta salad is always a winner with my friends and family as a side or a full meal solution. I like to try to come up with new ideas for it and I thought adding the Tyson Pepperoni I was trying out was a good place to start. It made me think Italian, so then I went to Caprese Salad which is typically slices of fresh tomatoes and fresh … Continue Reading →
Robyn’s Artichoke Pasta Salad with or without Bumble Bee Tuna

Robyn’s Artichoke Pasta Salad with or without Bumble Bee Tuna

I tweeted out a pic and mentions of the artichoke pasta salad on Christmas Eve and had several folks who asked me to share the recipe. This is one of my favorite pasta salad recipes. The original came from Cooking Light magazine and I posted one of my adaptations of it, Robyn’s Artichoke Pasta Salad, in 2009. As with most of my recipes, I keep changing and modifying them each time I make them it seems. This happens to be my favorite version so far! The great thing about this pasta salad is there are not any heavy mayos or … Continue Reading →
Romano’s Macaroni Grill Review

Romano’s Macaroni Grill Review

Hubby and I went to Romano’s Macaroni Grill the other night. This used to be one of my favorite restaurants to eat at. While it is not terrible, it just is not as consistently good as it used to be. I do like that they have been changing up the menu with each season – it is nice to have some variety and they do keep a few of the favorites on the menu also. Our service on our recent visit was friendly, but slow and very poor timing. We ordered two of the Italian Tapas – Crispy Artichoke Potato … Continue Reading →
Mac & Cheese Made with Greek Nonfat Yogurt by Top Chef Richard Blais

Mac & Cheese Made with Greek Nonfat Yogurt by Top Chef Richard Blais

I know macaroni & cheese is a big favorite with many people on the holidays. When the folks at Dannon Oikos Greek Yogurt sent me a selection of recipes created by Top Chef Richard Blais the mac & cheese jumped right out at me to share with you all. While this recipe does still have some fat in it, overall it is a lower fat recipe than what you generally see for macaroni and cheese for sure. Let me know what you think! Dannon Oikos Greek Nonfat Yogurt Macaroni & Cheese By Richard Blais Roux 1/4 cup flour 1/4 cup … Continue Reading →