Turkey Lasagna St. Louis Style

Turkey Lasagna St. Louis Style

My version of my family’s lasagna is made with turkey and contains the famous St. Louis cheese Provel. This is a new twist on the classic Italian dish!

Baked Ziti

Baked Ziti

A comforting, meatless meal quick enough for a weeknight but so satisfying you’ll think you’ve entered an episode of the Sopranos.

Summer Vegetable Pasta

Summer Vegetable Pasta

Summer Vegetable Pasta helps you use up your summer garden harvest of yellow squash and zucchini in an easy seasonal meal.

Garlicky Shrimp Pasta

Garlicky Shrimp Pasta

Bob and I usually stay in on Valentine’s Day and make a special dinner together. This year we decided to make this Garlicky Shrimp Pasta that we’ve been eyeing for a long time. This was a simple, quick dinner that was every bit as good 

Shrimp Fra Diavolo with Linguine

Shrimp Fra Diavolo with Linguine

Shrimp Fra Diavolo with Linguine features shrimp that has been flambeed in brandy then tossed with a spicy tomato sauce and pasta.

Pasta with Sun Dried Tomatoes

Pasta with Sun Dried Tomatoes

Pasta with Sun Dried Tomatoes combines cooked pasta with fresh tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and a homemade sun dried tomato dressing.

Guest Post: Mushroom and Mascarpone Ravioli

Guest Post: Mushroom and Mascarpone Ravioli

Since I’ve been out of the country, packing for our move, and will be losing internet access tonight (yikes!), my sister Lisa and her boyfriend Steve offered to do a guest post for me! They are both fantastic cooks, as I’ve mentioned before (here, here, 

Ricotta Gnudi in a Parmesan Broth

Ricotta Gnudi in a Parmesan Broth

Although it’s nearing the end of April, we’ve had another cold front come through Chicago, so I thought I would post this comforting soup-like meal. I made it sometime this winter, and I really liked these tasty ricotta dumplings bathing in a warm Parmesan broth. 

Baked Ricotta Cavatelli in a Mascarpone Cheese Sauce

Baked Ricotta Cavatelli in a Mascarpone Cheese Sauce

Inspired by a dish at Carmine’s Chicago, this Baked Ricotta Cavatelli in a Mascarpone Cheese Sauce is made with Handmade Italian Ricotta Cavatelli.

Roasted Vegetable Orzo

Roasted Vegetable Orzo

Ina Garten is my hero! Everything I’ve made of hers has been fantastic and this dish just hammers home that point. I first saw this on Live.Love.Eat., and it looked so fresh and so good. Although it’s great for summer, I thought it would be