Lasagna

This has been my go-to lasagna for quite a while now. It is a combination of Easiest Lasagna Ever (minus the fancy stuff and a couple of steps, which makes this version the actual easiest ever ) and Lazy Day Lasagna (to which I will be forever grateful for the knowledge that you don’t actually have to…

Lemon Broccoli Pasta

I don’t have any idea where I got this recipe. In my spiral notebook, I have scribbled down the most basic directions. I don’t even remember if I’ve made it, but this sounds goooood to me. 1 pound pasta 1 1/2 pounds broccoli Bring a big pot of water to a boil. Add pasta and…

Five-Minute Tomato Sauce

So quick, and the lemon zest makes it a little surprising and so good. Ingredients: 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 1/2 teaspoons crushed red pepper (I like less, you do you) 1/2 teaspoon fine grain sea salt 3 medium cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 28-ounce can crushed red tomatoes zest of one lemon…

Pasta with Garlic Shrimp & Broccoli

This one from AllRecipes was a winner with the entire family tonight. It felt extravagant—and sure, it’s not great to eat heavy cream and butter every night—but it came together easily and tasted delicious. Winning! Ingredients 1 (12 ounce) package angel hair pasta 2 1/2 tablespoons butter, divided 1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 1/2…

Baked Ravioli

I found this recipe via Pinterest, but it comes originally from a Tasty Kitchen user. It’s easy; it’s more often than not a hit with the kids. Good enough for me. Ingredients: 1 (26-ounce) jar pasta sauce 1 (25-ounce) bag frozen ravioli (I usually use Best Choice meat ravioli, but you can use cheese or whatever suits…

Roasted Salmon Pasta with Tzatziki

I pulled out this recipe from an online whole food kitchen class I took a few years ago. I knew it would be a bit of a stretch for my family, and sure enough, each of the kids said “ew” to the description. I did almost lose my nerve partway through, but I am so…

Spicy Pasta with Sausage

This pasta had amazing flavor. Follow info below for a less-spicy version, as I will next time I make the dish for my pale-skinned Midwestern family. 1lb chorizo sausage**, halved lengthwise and sliced thin 1 onion, chopped fine 4 garlic cloves, minced 3 C chicken broth 1-10oz can Ro-Tel tomatoes** 1/2 C heavy cream 12…

One Pot Pasta Bolognese

This recipe is a keeper (thanks, Morgan at Host the Toast!) and is particularly well-suited to hosting a larger gathering of friends or family. Or, if you’re like my family of three, it will serve leftovers for a few days afterwards. If you’re replacing the tagliatelle noodles with fettucine—heads up—you might add a few minutes…

Spinach & Spaghetti

(Originally published February 2008) Marlene Lehl (from Zion Church) brought me this as a mercy meal (I think it was when Liv came home) and it was delicious. I passed it on as a mercy meal last night and wanted to share this meatless main dish with the rest of you. Ingredients: 4 ounces spaghetti…

Spinach Pesto

We are big fans of pesto around here. Sadly, we ran out of last summer’s homemade pesto long ago, and I forgot to pick up a jar from the grocery store this week. I remembered spinach, though, and I vaguely remembered seeing a recipe (or three) for spinach pesto, so I Googled it and came…