Fresh Tomato Marinara Sauce

Fresh Tomato Marinara Sauce

Every summer, my family and I plant a small vegetable garden in our backyard. Our favorite veggies to grow are tomatoes, cucumbers, sweet banana peppers, green peppers, and zucchini. We always plant a mixture of grape, big boy, and yellow tomatoes. San Marzano Tomatoes, Where 

Traditional Greek Pasta with Caramelized Onions – Makarounes me Tskinosi

Traditional Greek Pasta with Caramelized Onions – Makarounes me Tskinosi

On this first day of April, midway through Lent, I had a craving for a delicious, traditional Karpathian dish — Traditional Greek Pasta, or  Makarounes me Tskinosi. This tasty, meat-free dish features cavatelle pasta and sweet yellow onions, caramelized in olive oil and butter, and 

Easy Penne with Meat Sauce and Why I {Heart} Brad’s Farm Market

Easy Penne with Meat Sauce and Why I {Heart} Brad’s Farm Market

Yesterday was my favorite day of Spring. Why? Because our local farmer, Brad’s Farm Market, opened their CSA (community sponsored agriculture) program weekly pickup for the 2018 season! My inspiration for Easy Penne with Meat Sauce came from this week’s CSA selection — Brad’s Ground 

Ground Beef and Orzo

Ground Beef and Orzo

My mother has been serving this Ground Beef and Orzo dish for as long as I can remember. It’s a staple of my childhood and it’s now one of our favorite ground beef dinner recipes of all time.  Ground Beef and Orzo  is the perfect dish 

Shrimp and Asparagus Marinara with Mini Bow Tie Pasta

Shrimp and Asparagus Marinara with Mini Bow Tie Pasta

Before I get into the recipe for Shrimp and Asparagus Marinara with Mini Bow Tie Pasta , I have to tell you that I’ve been very lucky to be married to an amazing guy for the past 23 years. One thing I learned early on