Giada’s Lasagna Rolls

This is one recipe that I know I’m gonna be making only once; I can tell from just reading it.  Oh, I know  that it’s gonna be awesome ( it’s loaded with cheese, so why won’t it be..I love cheese!)  but I had also foreseen the work, the dishes that I will be washing and […]

Swedish Meatballs with Yogurt-Cheese Sauce

What I love about this dish is that you can make the meatballs in bulk and store them in the freezer and just take out some when you need it. The sauce or gravy is super simple and easy to make, no prep needed except for the cheese, but you can just directly grate that […]

Lemon Spaghetti

When I first made lemon spaghetti, I used Giada de Laurentiis recipe; while I liked it, my family didn’t–it was too sour/tangy for them. I gave this dish another try using Rachel Ray’s recipe. I must say, I like this one better because of the addition of garlic, red chilli flakes and some cream; the […]

Baked Macaroni Pesto

My family and I love pesto, it’s simple, healthy and delicious, so I make it often especially when basil is abundant in the market.   But the kids, they love cheesy bechamel sauce too especially my daughter so I thought of combining the two but here, I did not add nuts and cheese to the pesto, it’s very basic- just […]

Pasta alla Puttanesca (Slut’s Spaghetti)

According to Nigella’s blog where I got the recipe, this delicious pasta which originated from Napoli in Italy is said to have been prepared by prostitutes who didn’t have time to go to the market for fresh produce and needed to prepare their dish quickly in between their clients..whether that’s true or not, it doesn’t […]

Fettuccine with Bacon, Mushroom and Peas

This pasta dish is inspired by the show 4 Ingredients; it came to me couple of nights ago, I was too tired to cook and was ready to order food but then I saw the already thawed bacon, and I remembered how Kim and Rachel can whip up something good for their families in just […]

Giada’s Pasta Primavera

This is another favorite pasta primavera recipe of mine; it’s from  Giada de Laurentiis. This the most simple pasta primavera recipe I’ve come across with.    What could be easier than boiling some bow pasta while roasting the veggies, when both are done, just combine and season to taste.  It tastes good too.. very, very good! The natural sugars […]

Creamy Pasta Primavera

Pasta Primavera is simply pasta with vegetables seasoned with some herbs; I like this pasta dish because I can add any vegetable ( not leafy ones although I sometimes add spinach ) I want or whatever is available to me; I like to add some meat too, like chicken breast fillet, to make it a […]

Cheesy Spinach and Silken Tofu Ravioli

Yes, finally I’ve made it..my  homemade ravioli-olli yay! 🙂 I’ve been meaning to try Tyler Florence’s ravioli dough recipe for the longest time and I was only able to make it recently.   Tyler’s recipe is very simple and homecook- friendly, I  have other ravioli recipes saved but this is the best one for me. It wasn’t really difficult to […]

Giada’s Simple Tomato Sauce

This is Food Network’s Giada de Laurentiis’ recipe for Simple Tomato Sauce. I always make a batch of this whenever I have the time and store it in the fridge or in the freezer. This is great for those time that I’m too busy (or more likely,too lazy) to cook, I just cook some pasta, […]

Pasta with Mushroom and Tomato Confit

I love tomatoes. I like them on salad, as a base for pasta sauce and for sauteeing meat and veggies. Tomatoes are abundant in the market again, so I thought of making tomato confit. Confit is a process of preserving food by slowly cooking it in fats. Duck or goose are commonly used in making […]

Casserecce with Silken Tofu Alfredo Sauce

For quite some time now, I’ve been experimenting on making a healthier pasta sauce for my family, I am trying to considerably lessen our intake of high cholesterol, high fat products such as dairy. I’ve been unsuccessful with my yogurt sauce experiments and my family cannot take anymore, I just told them, at least it’s healthy, they were kind enough to […]