Pasta Carbonara with Ham, Lemon, and Leeks

I love pasta carbonara (I love almost anything with eggs), but I was sure that this dish’s egg sauce would gross David out. Surprise, he loved it! I guess lots of ham is a powerful thing. The leeks and lemon also add a very unique flavor that differentiates this dish from your typical carbonara. To make this pasta, start by cooking 3/4 pound of orecchiette or the pasta of your choice al dente. While it cooks, dice 6 or more … Continue reading

Pumpkin Chicken Thighs

Don’t worry! Pumpkin chicken thighs aren’t a strange, physical disorder. They’re just a delicious dinner! And a good way to use up some pumpkin purée if it’s taking up too much space in your freezer.  I tried turning the purée into a pumpkin soup, but it didn’t turn out so good. Fortunately, my soup failure makes a great sauce for roasting chicken ! This chicken should remind you of man pleasing chicken because it’s cooked using the same method, but … Continue reading

Eggs in a Veggie Basket

This happy plate of food was one of the healthiest and most delicious dinners I’ve had in a while. And it is really easy to make. You can add in any vegetables you have on hand, and eggs are usually around too (except right after you’ve made pumpkin cake and chocolate biscotti, but even then, they aren’t far away). We scarfed this dinner right down. To make these eggs and veggies for two people, start by chopping up 1 baking … Continue reading