Pesto Pasta Salad

Pesto Pasta Salad

For the past few weeks I’ve been giving cooking lessons in my home! Two awesome middle school girls, Morgan and Caroline. We’ve been having fun and cooking whatever they choose to make from my blog. They chose this pesto pasta salad which has been on homebeccanomics for a long time -the pictures were terrible and...

Chicken Cacciatore

Chicken Cacciatore

This is not something that is routine for me. You’d think I’d grown up eating it, with all the Italian food around, but no. It’s easy, healthy, and pleasing to most people but I’ve never made it, not once. Until this time, that is. It was a first-try recipe but my husband like, freaked...

Prosciutto and Mushroom Risotto

Prosciutto and Mushroom Risotto

Nothing says comfort food to me like risotto – just what I want to tuck into on a cold night. This particular dish was a bit fancy for a weeknight but sometimes fancy is just what you need to spice things up – plus, since there’s almost 20 grams of protein per serving you...

No-Cook Quick Tomato Sauce

No-Cook Quick Tomato Sauce

Pizza is definitely one of my favorite things to make (and eat, for that matter). I make my own dough which, though pretty simple, is an extra step in the process. I love veggie pizzas so I usually have some work to do for the toppings as well (sauteeing mushrooms, roasting eggplant, etc.). Making...

Baked Ziti with Chicken and Spinach

Baked Ziti with Chicken and Spinach

I read an article recently that says the reasons diets fail is because the dieter returns to his or her original patterns after losing the weight. I definitely weighed about 15 pounds more in college than I do now and no, I haven’t spent the last ten years on a diet. The only way...

Sweet Pea Pesto

Sweet Pea Pesto

I used to crush pasta. I’d come home from high school sports practice and devour platefuls of rotini. Seconds, thirds, forget about it. Pesto has always been a favorite of mine, flavor-wise, but I don’t make it so often. 

Creamy Corn and Bacon Spaghetti

Creamy Corn and Bacon Spaghetti

Today’s big idea can be titled, “Pasta Water”. Once I figured out how to use it correctly, I realized I could make a pasta dish from a combination of any veggie, any pasta, and any cheese. The world was my pasta oyster. Now I want to introduce it to you!

Chicken Sausage and Spinach Stuffed Shells

Chicken Sausage and Spinach Stuffed Shells

You know that generally, when I cook or bake, I enjoy simplicity. Fewer ingredients means it’s quicker and easier overall. That being said, basic lasagna/manicotti/stuffed shells just screams for some jazzing up. I’m speaking nutritionally here, since obviously cheese, pasta, and tomato sauce is outrageously perfect just as it is. 

Whole Wheat Penne with Chicken, Gorgonzola and Arugula

Whole Wheat Penne with Chicken, Gorgonzola and Arugula

And asparagus. And walnuts. The original title filled the title space to the max so I had to leave some out. I’ve been majorly craving stinky cheese lately so I apologize for all the blue; hopefully you’re team stank and are welcoming these recipes. This pasta is delightful AND quick – you should make...

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