Asian Chicken Pasta

picture shown without broccoli This past week I've been in a major time crunch as we were hosting a BIG EVENT.  So, the first thing that fell by the wayside was our dinners.  I just didn't have the energy or time to deal. I was desperate for a dish that I could make quickly and leave for the kids and a sitter for when they got home. While I'd admitted that I'm not a huge fan of serving pasta for dinner (because I have my suspicions that at least one of my kids might default to pasta for school lunch every day) this Asian Chicken Pasta dish … [Read more...]

Pasta Puttanesca

The best part about writing a food blog is by far all the people you connect with along the way-- not only online but offline.  It's so rewarding to be introduced to someone and have them immediately say they follow your blog or they made one of your featured recipes. Today's recipe is not one of my mom's nor is it one that I've adapted.  It's actually from my children's orthodontist. Yes, amidst all the talk of retainers, palate expanders and braces, our conversations took a left turn to cooking.  I would have never known that Dr. Gibbs … [Read more...]

Pesto, Pasta, Peas and a Video

The stressful part about dinnertime for me is diversifying our meal options. I’ve gone to great lengths these past two years to try to vary our dishes so we’re not eating chicken with broccoli every night. I’ve also taken a lot of pride in making most of our dinners from scratch. But I must admit, when the weeks are hectic, sometimes it’s hard not to get caught in the routine of opening up the pantry door and staring at the cans, trying to figure out what can be thrown together on the fly. Yesterday was one of those days. I was home for … [Read more...]