Lemony Weeknight Pasta

Whenever we are hungry but there are no clear dinner plans or obvious ingredients to cook, it is easy to turn to pasta. Whatever we have around can go right in, and the result is usually delicious. This pasta was a really great, impromptu creation that I will intentionally whip up again. To make it, bring a well-salted pot of water to boil, and cook a heavy-duty pasta like bow ties according to the package’s instructions. While the water is … Continue reading

Layered Bake

I’m not usually a fan of casseroles, not a fan at all. But I love this one! There are layers of pasta, tomatoes, chicken, onion, and potato. It’s like a cross between baked ziti and lasagna, except that everything in the dish is uncooked when it goes into the oven- even the pasta! If you have kids around, this would be a really fun meal to assemble together. To make this interesting pasta bake, start by preheating your oven to … Continue reading

Delicious Squash Pasta

This delicious squash pasta recipe has been hibernating in my recipes folder since I invented it on October 1, 2010. I have not made it again since then, not because it isn’t wonderful and delicious, but because I’ve been waiting for three of its ingredients to appear in my kitchen concurrently. Those ingredients are: (1) butternut squash, seasonal; (2) turkey bacon, must drive to the supermarket that sells my preferred brand; and (3) pine nuts, scarce in my pantry because … Continue reading