Beef, Dinner, pasta

Spaghetti Carbonara Featuring Beef Bacon


This recipe is for my non-pork eating friends. We don’t eat pork in our family – which eliminates a number of recipes that center around bacon. I had never been able to try carbonara, and it’s one of those recipes that always looked so good to me. That is, until […]

Dinner, pasta

Easiest Creamy Pasta Sauce


This is honestly a recipe I’m a little embarrassed to even call a recipe. But it’s pretty awesome. And INCREDIBLY easy. And so that’s why I am sharing it! 3 ingredients required: pasta, pasta sauce, and cream cheese. Make sure you choose your favorite sauce. My personal favorite is the […]

Dinner, pasta, Side Dish

Mediterranean Orzo Pasta


Yay – electricity is back on, we have cable and internet installed in our new apartment….life is good. So on the 4th of July, N and I grilled out lamb burgers…and wow, we love them. I don’t do anything fancy with the meat – no spices or herbs, just ground […]

pasta, Side Dish, Vegetable

Roasted Vegetable Pasta


Ok here’s my first meal cooked in my new kitchen! The move is finally done – well, almost. I mean sure – we have our bed downstairs still b/c it won’t fit up the staircase along with a dresser and desk….but whatever – we’re mostly moved in. It was quite […]