Loaded Baked Ziti

Baked ziti with chicken is one of David’s favorite foods, and whenever I ask him what he wants, he usually requests it. Sadly for David, I rarely make it because I don’t love chicken in my baked ziti. He recently conquered a huge academic milestone, so I decided to surprise him with some ziti. But instead of chicken, I used shrimp, and EUREKA! It’s incredible. This is one meal that I will crave and crave. I love that the ziti … Continue reading

Homemade Pasta in a Tomato Pancetta Sauce

Homemade pasta is a revelation! This fettuccine has the most delicate tenderness but maintains a hearty chew. It is perfect for soaking up delicious sauces like this beautiful and simple tomato pancetta sauce. I have also tossed batches of homemade fettucine in a mushroom cream sauce and in chicken cacciatore for extra oomph. However you eat it, this pasta is heaven. And if you have the right equipment (i.e., an electric pasta roller), it is surprisingly easy and fun to … Continue reading

Fun Eating: Squash-Stuffed Shells

This weekend, I drove from spring to winter. It was very unusual. One moment, I was walking Stella in 60 degree weather, and three hours later, Stella was playing in falling snow. This strange weather pattern means only one thing: time is running out to enjoy fresh squash. So make these stuffed shells soon! I made them using a butternut squash, but if you do miss the end of winter, they would also be great with canned pumpkin purée. These … Continue reading