Angel Hair with Chicken and Artichoke-Caper Sauce

December 28, 2017

Angel Hair with Chicken and Artichoke-Caper Sauce – a light and healthy pasta dish that is chock-a-block full of flavor! I love to layer flavors into a dish at various points, and this recipe for Angel Hair Pasta with Chicken and Artichoke-Caper Sauce does that in spades: First, garlic slivers are sautéed in olive oil… Read more »


Chicken and Orzo Salad with Peanut Dressing

June 12, 2017

Chicken and Orzo Salad with Peanut Dressing – a quick and easy, super flavorful pasta salad. This chicken and orzo salad is super quick and super easy to prepare – and is super delicious, too! While the orzo is cooking, I chop the roast chicken, green onions, cilantro and jalapeño pepper. Then, while the pasta… Read more »


Quick Eggplant and Mushroom Pappardelle

February 28, 2017

A super easy pasta dish to prepare on a busy day, this Quick Eggplant and Mushroom Pappardelle from my husband Robert is a crowd-pleaser! My fabulous, smart, handsome, supportive husband, Robert also loves to cook. (Yes, he is pretty perfect!) Robert’s maternal grandparents came from Italy and he grew up enjoying big traditional Italian Sunday… Read more »


Spinach Farfalle Bolognese

December 12, 2016

When I was growing up, my Dad’s two sisters lived in Denver and their families all came to our house for Christmas Eve dinner. Mom always made this dish because (1) it’s a crowd pleaser, (2) she could make it ahead (especially important during the holidays!), and (3) it expands easily – so as our… Read more »


Quick Shrimp Scampi Three Ways

May 25, 2016

I have been eating some version of shrimp scampi since I was a little girl, and have always loved it. Not surprising, since I love most dishes with butter and garlic in them! When getting ready to share my recipe for shrimp scampi, I got to thinking – what is the history behind this delectable… Read more »

Broccoli, Mushroom, Spinach and Cheese Pasta

March 14, 2015

This vegetarian pasta dish is very flexible. As indicated in the variation below, you can use lots of different vegetables and cheeses to suit your taste. I love the combination of the broccoli, spinach, mushrooms, Parmesan and Fontina cheeses that are in the original recipe, but I also switch it from time to time for variety!  


Turkey Stuffed Pasta Shells

February 25, 2015

Turkey Stuffed Pasta Shells are an easy to prepare, colorful and fresh main dish that is perfect for both everyday and entertaining. I was intimidated by stuffed shells for years – they just looked so complicated to prepare. But, I did love the presentation, and the deliciousness. Once I finally decided to give them a… Read more »

Tuna Pasta Salad with Pesto Dressing

August 16, 2013

I found this salad recipe buried in my mom’s files; it was given to her by Marne Kellogg — a friend to us both and the daughter of my parents’ good friends Margie and Jack Davis. When I make it, I use my favorite Spinach Basil Pesto recipe, and substitute shelled edamame for the green… Read more »

Curried Chicken Pasta Salad

July 17, 2013

What could be better on a hot summer day than a cool and refreshing summer salad of roasted chicken, pasta, apple and celery tossed with a delicious mango-curry sauce. Another timeless recipe out of my mom’s recipe box that never disappoints. It is one of our favorites to take to outdoor summer concerts at the… Read more »


Turkey Sausage Penne Marinara

March 30, 2013

I created this dish one night when I was craving pasta, and we had all of these ingredients on hand. I used a purchased marinara sauce with black olives and artichokes; this recipe is very flexible so use whichever sauce you are in the mood for!  

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