Chickapea Pasta with Roasted Cauliflower & Artichoke Hearts in a Butternut Squash Sauce

Believe it or not, this is a pretty easy recipe. The title makes it sound much harder than it is. 1 medium sized butternut squash1 white onion2 large artichokes3 large cauliflower florets (maybe 1/4 of a cauliflower)1 box (8oz) Chickapea spaghetti1 cup 1/2 & 1/2Sunflower oil – as neededsalt & pepper – as neededfresh parsleyContinue reading “Chickapea Pasta with Roasted Cauliflower & Artichoke Hearts in a Butternut Squash Sauce”

Chickapea Pasta with pan seared summer vegetables

I’m always looking for new and different things to try. When I saw Chickapea + Greens Pasta, I knew I wanted to try it. It’s organic, gluten free, non- GMO, vegan, kosher, with no preservatives, no added sugar, and nothing artificial. I’ve been on a pasta salad kick lately, and I wanted to do somethingContinue reading “Chickapea Pasta with pan seared summer vegetables”

Summer Harvest Pasta Salad with Chickpeas & Calendula

Summer Harvest is really a blanket term that kind of means “whatever you want” as long as it’s generally things that are in season and that maybe you could pick out of your garden (if you have a garden – and also if you just so happen to be growing vegetables) So for this SummerContinue reading “Summer Harvest Pasta Salad with Chickpeas & Calendula”

Short Rib Ravioli with a creamy mushroom au poivres sauce

Sometimes you crave something and you just can’t get it out of your mind until you make it. I’m always craving short ribs, and have been on a bit of a pasta kick. So I knew I wanted to make some kind of short rib ravioli, but I was a little lost on the sauce.Continue reading “Short Rib Ravioli with a creamy mushroom au poivres sauce”

Making Concord Grape Jelly

It wasn’t that long ago, that I knew NOTHING about making Jelly. I was so intimidated by pectin, and canning and all of it. Now as I look back, I was missing out on so much fun. The learning curve to pectin is simple, the firmer you want your jelly the more pectin you need.Continue reading “Making Concord Grape Jelly”

Making Blackberry Jelly

The other day I got all dressed up to go Blackberry picking at Barden Family Orchards in Scituate, Rhode Island. It was great. There weren’t many people out picking and it made for a great socially distant activity. Blackberry picking is 50 percent picking and 50 percent eating blackberries until you get sick (literally) ofContinue reading “Making Blackberry Jelly”

Making Lasagna from scratch

Lasagna is a labor of love. It can be as simple or as intricate as you like, but lasagna is always something that shows someone you care. At least I think of it that way. The first step to making the lasagna is making the sauce. I have been lucky enough to have successfully grownContinue reading “Making Lasagna from scratch”

Roast Tomahawk Steak

At work the other day I was walking past the meat case, when I saw something truly incredible. It was a steak that looked like it belonged in the Flintstone’s. Upon further investigation, I learned that this particular steak is a Tomahawk steak, and it really is something special. So of course I had toContinue reading “Roast Tomahawk Steak”

Watermelon Jelly

Last summer was the first time I made Watermelon Jelly and it was a big hit with my friends. I was gifted a lovely watermelon grown by my friend and decided that it was just too much to eat all by myself. I wondered if I could cook it down and preserve it into aContinue reading “Watermelon Jelly”

Instant Pot Pulled Pork

Tonight was one of those nights when I just couldn’t decide what to make. So at 6 pm as I’m trolling the grocery store aisles I finally decided on Pulled Pork. Realizing that I am starting the dinner game a little late, I decide that tonight I’m going to utilize some of the already preppedContinue reading “Instant Pot Pulled Pork”