14th March 2017

Chicken-Spinach Mac ‘N’ Cheese

I originally planned to make Food Network's Spinach Artichoke Dip Mac N' Cheese but then I realized I forgot to grab a jar of artichokes when I went grocery shopping. I meant to but by the time I remembered I needed to go back I was already distracted by gardening stuff. It happens, HAH! I know I could still make the spinach mac'n'cheese though and I've figured add chicken too as a good source ...
28th June 2016

Creamy & Cheesy Beef Penne

I am in a cheese fix lately. I want to eat cheese all the time. I might have gone overzealous in the cheesiness of this Creamy & Cheesy Beef Penne but I didn't care. I just want all the cheesy goodness and I got it. The cheese sauce is basically the same sauce I make for my grown up Mac 'N' Cheese. Simple. Cheesy. Good. Recipe: Creamy & Cheesy Beef Penne Ingredients 1 box of penne, cooked al ...
11th May 2016

Creamy Bacon And Chicken Spaghetti

I saw a video of a bacon-chicken spaghetti recipe on Facebook the other day so I thought I'd make my own. The spaghetti, not the video. That recipe had spinach though and I think mushrooms too but mine doesn't. I didn't have spinach and I was saving my mushrooms for something else so this is just the basic version, I guess. Still yummy and would still satisfy the cravings for spaghetti with creamy white sauce, ...
23rd September 2015

Beef & Ricotta Cheese Lasagna Rolls

Every time I say 'lasagna' whenever my family asks what I'm making for dinner they all go, 'OOOOHHHHHH.' They did the same thing when I said I was making Beef & Ricotta Cheese Lasagna Rolls. Good thing I was able to resist eating the container of ricotta cheese. I couldn't help but have a couple of spoonfuls while filling up the rolls. They're just too good! So, lasagna rolls, this is so easy and sumptuous ...
14th April 2015

Beef, Mushrooms, & Capers Spaghetti

You want spaghetti but you're not feeling the tomato-based sauce? Or let's just say you don't have any in stock. Conveniently though you have a can of cream of mushroom soup, a few button mushrooms, and while you're at it why not throw in a few capers too. Yes, that totally happened in my kitchen, Hah! Recipe: Beef, Mushrooms, & Capers Spaghetti Ingredients 1-2 pounds of ground beef 1 box of angel hair pasta 1 sm onion, chopped 2 cloves of ...
1st March 2014

Shrimp & Penne In Pesto Sauce

When we were in Cary a couple of weeks ago we saw Ragazzi's while driving out of the mall. Scott and I started talking about the penne and salmon in pesto sauce dish that haunts my dreams every time I think of Italian food and Ragazzi's. I decided to make something similar as part of my bi-weekly meal planning but since I couldn't find fresh salmon I opted for shrimp. It's not basil season yet so ...
4th September 2013

Cheesy Baked Penne With Corned Beef

I was craving for a cheesy pasta dish the other night so the baked penny sounded really appealing. I thought of the baked penne but I don't have ground beef yet. I didn't want the tomato based sauce either. I just wanted the creamy cheese sauce from the Baked Cheesy Ravioli or Creamy Baked Mac N Cheese without the bacon bits. Considering all the wants and what I didn't want in the pasta dish that ...
15th July 2013

Meatless Monday: Baked Cheesy Ravioli

The concept for this Baked Cheesy Ravioli is from the Creamy Mac ‘N’ Cheese W/ Crispy Bacon Bits wherein I used the basic cheese sauce sauce which is my go-to cheese sauce when making homemade mac 'n' cheese. The cheese sauce could take you anywhere using different kind of pastas. Aside from the classic elbow macaroni, I like to use either penne or rotini. This time I thought why not use 2 bags of ...
7th June 2013

Baked Penne Rigate With Cottage Cheese & Sour Cream

I was watching Food Network's The Best Thing I Ever Made: CHEESY episode right about the time I was thinking of a meatless dinner I could make tonight. All the ooey gooey creamy cheesy food they were showing made me crave for creamy baked mac and cheese. But then I thought I should come up with a new twist instead of the usual sauce where you melt cheese with milk after making the butter and ...
15th August 2012

We Made Homemade Pasta, And We Liked It

Actually, that should say, we made homemade pasta and we LOVED it. Throughout the years I've always watched some TV chefs from various cooking shows  say that homemade pastas are really good. I've read the same thought from various cookbooks as well. So I've always wanted to try making my own pasta except I didn't have a pasta maker. I have a Kitchen Aid but I don't have the pasta maker attachment. I supposed I ...
21st May 2012

Chicken & Mini Farfalle Pasta Salad

This chicken and pasta salad would be a nice pasta salad to make use of whatever leftover chicken you've got in the fridge. Having said that though, I actually didn't use leftover chicken here but I just want you to know that you could easily use leftovers. And this is just a different version of the other pasta salads I've made before. I just added chicken here and used raspberry vinaigrette instead of Italian dressing. ...
3rd May 2012

Mini Rotelle Cold Pasta Salad W/ Cheese & Sunflower Seeds

Summer means a lot of things. One of them is making cold pasta salads. I suppose it's ok to make them during winter too but it is usually during the Summer that I get to indulge in whipping up different kinds of cold pasta salads. They'd go with any grilled meat entrees, including kebabs, satays, burgers, just to name a couple. Pasta salads prefect to serve as side dishes during the summer parties in the ...
8th February 2012

Salmon & Penne Alfredo

This Salmon & Penne Alfredo was inspired by the seafood with pesto cream penne alfredo from Ragazzi's Italian Restaurant. The seafood with pesto cream involves basil with walnut pesto blended into penne alfredo sauce with sauteed shrimp and fresh salmon. It's $14.99 a plate which I'm telling you is sooooo worth it coz it's soooo good and you get so much of it. I can only eaT half of the plate then save my leftovers ...
17th November 2011

Creamy Beef Linguine W/ Black Olives

Here's something creamy and easy to make beef linguine with black olives pasta dish. I had some leftover Chardonnay from the Nathanson Creek bottle so I figured I'd pour a little bit of it in the sauce too. Generously sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, and serve with cheesy-garlic bread(use shredded mozzarella cheese for a change) on the side for one delicious pasta meal. Print Creamy Beef Linguini W/ Black Olives ...
13th May 2011

Baked Spaghetti Alfredo W/ Mushrooms & Capers

For lack of a better chefy-gourmet-ish word, this Baked Spaghetti Alfredo W/ Mushrooms & Capers is what you call the white version of Baked Spaghetti W/ Mushrooms. White, of course comes from the Alfredo sauce and Mozzarella cheese, instead of the usual tomato based spaghetti sauce and shredded cheddar cheese. And to add another twist, I threw in some capers which in my opinion work really well with Alfredo sauce. Cook the spaghetti noodles according ...
22nd February 2011

Corabella 4-Cheese Tricolor Tortellini

I saw these cute small bags of Corabella Tortellini at the pasta aisle. 8.oz each bag to be exact. There were other flavors but I picked 2 bags of tricolor four cheese. All you really have to do is boil some water, add the tortellinis, drain, then add the sauce of your choice. I used 1 bag as a side dish to a disastrous baked salmon pie (I'd rather not talk about it anymore) so ...
24th January 2011

Shrimp Alfredo Pasta

Here is a simple pasta dish for a busy day. A bag of frozen shrimp and a box of pasta could go a long way. It’s delicious and very filling no matter how simple it is to make. INGREDIENTS: angel hair pasta, cooked according to the box, al dente 2 sprigs of scallions, chopped finely 2 cloves of garlic, chopped finely 1 bag frozen shrimp, shelled 1 jar of Alfredo sauce a few capers 3/4 cup of water a fistful of shredded mozzarella cheese olive ...
28th December 2010

Spaghetti ala Philly

Philadelphia Cream Cheese that is. I saw the recipe of Spaghetti ala Philly in the back of the cream cheese box while making the frosting of the cinnamon rolls that I made for the neighbors on Christmas Eve. I decided to make it for our dinner that night. It was really good. It was creamy and delicious! That's the ingredients list. I also added 1 tbsp of sugar, sprinkles of dried basil and oregano. Brown the ...