Chicken & Pepperoni Pasta Salad

Sometimes all you need is a big bowl of Italian pasta salad. It’s such an awesome way of using up the extra odds and ends in the kitchen. I had extra pasta, chicken and pepperoni that needed to be eaten so in they went!  4 ½ cups Pasta; cooked ½ cup Black Olives; sliced ½Continue reading “Chicken & Pepperoni Pasta Salad”

Meatball Minestrone Soup

Truth be told, the only time I’d ever tried minestrone soup was from a can. It was so gross that I never had any interest in having it again. It’s soup week at school and low and behold, Minestrone is on the menu. I now have a very different opinion! It was absolutely phenomenal! 2Continue reading “Meatball Minestrone Soup”

Air Fryer Chicharrones de Harina

This is one of my favorite snacks! Air fried duritos! 390°F for 2 minutes and it’s done. So tasty! Just be sure to preheat your air fryer! 1 cup Duros; Mexican Wagon Wheels Olive Oil Seasoning of choice (cinnamon sugar and Tajin are amazing!) Preheat your air fryer to 390°F. Place the duritos in theContinue reading “Air Fryer Chicharrones de Harina”

Pork & Mushroom Ravioli with Carrot Puree

It was my first day of class yesterday and I ended the day with quite a bit carrot puree. I thought pork and mushroom ravioli would go great with it! I’ve never been a fan of fancy plating because it tends to look pretentious, but I thought I’d give it a go.  Filling: 1 lbContinue reading “Pork & Mushroom Ravioli with Carrot Puree”

Homemade Gluten Free Vegan Pasta

Fresh pasta is such a treat and it’s a lot easier than you think. While a pasta machine might be convenient, the good ol’ rolling pin and pizza cutter work just fine. ¼ cup White Rice Flour ¼ cup Tapioca Flour ½ cup Potato Starch 1 cup Brown Rice Flour ½ cup Amaranth Flour 2Continue reading “Homemade Gluten Free Vegan Pasta”

Mongolian Beef & Noodles

I wanted to do something a little different with the ground beef I had defrosted. Mongolian Beef & Noodles! It was really good with a little bit of kick. It also comes together really quickly, which is really awesome! 8 oz. Fettuccine or Linguini 2 lbs Ground Beef 2 Tablespoons Cornstarch 1 Tablespoon Hoisin SauceContinue reading “Mongolian Beef & Noodles”

Spicy Thai Peanut Lo Mein

Spicy Thai Peanut Lo Mein is one of my favorite side dishes! Pasta + Satay = Yes, please! It’s rich, creamy, pasta-y and delicious! You can add whatever vegetables you like best, but I love cabbage, onion and zucchini.  16 oz. Thin Spaghetti 1 cup Onion; chopped 2 cups Cabbage; shredded 1 cup Zucchini; choppedContinue reading “Spicy Thai Peanut Lo Mein”

Cincinatti Style Smoky Chili

It’s a bit nippy out so dinner tonight really hit the spot! Smoky Chili done Cincinnati style. It makes a great freezer meal, so I always make a ton of it and store it for those days where I don’t have time to cook. 1 ½ lbs Ground Beef 1 lb Italian Sausage 1 teaspoonContinue reading “Cincinatti Style Smoky Chili”

Creamy Tuscan Salmon Pasta

Another cold and dreary day calls for salmon, cream and pasta! I just made a fresh batch of chicken bone broth and it added amazing flavor to the simple cream sauce. Andrew gave me an A on this one!! Salmon: 3 lbs Salmon Filet 1 Tablespoon Seasoned Salt 1 teaspoon Smoked Paprika 1 teaspoon GarlicContinue reading “Creamy Tuscan Salmon Pasta”

Weeknight Beef Stroganoff

Beef Stroganoff is what’s for dinner! I wanted to make the more traditional version which takes longer and is simmered in red wine. It was definitely worth the wait and the beef was tender enough to cut with a fork!  4 cups white rice or pasta; cooked — Beef: 2 lb London Broil; trimmed &Continue reading “Weeknight Beef Stroganoff”