Category Pasta

Lactose Free Ricotta Cheese

The simplest and most delicious lactose free Ricotta cheese you will ever eat. It only takes 2 ingredients and it makes 2 cups. You can use it for baked Ziti, stuffed Manicotti, pizza, and desserts such as cheesecake or cannoli's, It was to die for and I will be making it again soon!Read More

Shrimp & Prosciutto Pasta

We had some leftover imported prosciutto from our New Year’s party last night and I wanted to find something creative to do with it. I instantly thought pasta as I figured my husband would want something with carbs and oil. When I searched the web for shrimp and prosciutto I stumbled upon this recipe...
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Linguine Chicken & Bacon Pasta

My husband loves chicken piccata, he loves pasta and he loves bacon so that gave me the idea to basically combine all of it into one dish. This was enough to feed him two different dinners.
½ pound Linguine noodles (half of a box)
2 large chicken breasts cut in half lengthwise
1 tablespoon capers
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh garlic
1-2 tablespoons crispy finely chopped...
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Garlic Parmesan Chicken

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 clove garlic, minced
1 cup dry bread crumbs
2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon of dried basil leaves or dried oregano
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly spray baking dish with cooking spray.
In one bowl, blend the garlic and olive oil...
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Spicy Shrimp Scampi

We were having our dear friend Jeff over for dinner and I wanted to make something I haven’t made before. I knew he liked shrimp and I knew he liked chicken. I bought a fresh sourdough baguette from Trader Joe’s and the Trader Joe’s olive tapenade for the boys to enjoy as an appetizer...

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Hawaiian Macaroni Salad

I tried this pasta salad at a bridal shower. I fell in love instantly. It was unique because of the many different flavors. Spicy from the Tabasco and sweet from the relish and pineapple. I begged for the recipe from a woman that made this dish but didn’t attend the party.


1 pound elbow macaroni (cook per instructions on the box)

1 whole seasoned Rotisserie Chicken from Costco

2 large carrots...

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*My first time making meatballs was a huge hit! I created this recipe after much research and just winged it. So happy I did because they were AHMAZING! I made them to carb-load before my first dirt bike race. I made them in the morning before I drive out and tasted all 4 methods before I did the taste test with our dirt bike club members. This recipe yields about 30 meatballs for 1.5 pounds of meat...
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Crock Pot Macaroni and Cheese

While I was getting my hair done by wonderful Allison, we got talking about food and she mentioned a recipe she heard of by Trisha Yearwood that you could make in the crock pot. She was wondering if that was even possible, so I volunteered to find the recipe and attempt it to see if it was worth anything. AND IT WAS! Very tasting and beyond easy.
  • Cooking spray
  • 8 ounces cooked elbow macaroni (h...
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Chicken Piccata

1st Recipe = Chicken Piccata made with Flour
Scroll to the bottom for Recipe #2

We had the best Chicken Piccata at Grazie’s Italian Restaurant in Upland, CA. I decided to come home and attempt it for my Husband. He liked it but he didn’t love it as much as Grazie’s. I’m on a mission to find the best Chicken Piccata recipe possible. My first attempt is this Giada De Laurentiis recipe...

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