Nutmeg and Basil Mushroom Cream Sauce

Nutmeg Basil Mushroom Cream Sauce

With the return of cold weather, my pasta nights transition from fresh veggie-based sauces to creamy ones full of cozy flavors. Earthy mushrooms and warm, mildly sweet nutmeg make this pasta dish a hug on a plate. The easy dinner recipe is done in under 30 minutes, so it’s the perfect winter weeknight meal! Continue reading

Stove Top Steak with Jalapeno Butter

Steak with Jalapeno Butter

Ah, grill season.  So many awesome recipes pop up this time of year, but it leaves us grill-less individuals twiddling our thumbs.  If the grill masters have you craving a juicy steak but you aren’t keen on heating up the entire house with the broiler, just whip this baby up stove-top. Continue reading

Spaghetti Squash Tacos with Cilantro Lime Ricotta

Spaghetti Squash Tacos with Cilantro Lime Ricotta

Spaghetti squash is one of those type-cast ingredients.  The poor guy is so versatile, but he shines so very well as a pasta substitute, that sometimes we forget to let him stretch his wings.  And so I give you: Spaghetti Squash Tacos. Continue reading

Feta-Stuffed Spinach Lamb Meatballs

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This is the time of year when lamb is at its best.  Grass-fed (as opposed to off season grain-fed) being the key to why “in season” lamb is better.  Ask the butcher at your grocery store whether you’re buying grass-fed lamb – I promise that, like, 98% of butchers are really very friendly. Continue reading

Peppery Garlic Asparagus Pasta

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When it comes to pasta, Springtime means lighter, crisper dishes.  This simple dish gets its appetizing speckled look from a generous sprinkling of pepper.  Serve as a stand alone meal or as a side to grilled beef or chicken. Continue reading