Noodle Kugel

Coming at you with another favorite Easter tradition- Noodle Kugel. Have you had this before? It’s one of the only exceptions for dinner that tastes more like a dessert. Kind of like savory crepes. I have such nostalgia for this dish. My mom has been making noodle kugel for many Easters now, and I thought…

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Cheesy Pesto Pasta

Spring has sprung, and we’re starting to crave lighter meals with bright, fresh ingredients. I was in the mood for a bowl of cheesy pesto pasta flavored with some grape tomatoes and garlic today. It’s amazing how 1 can of pesto can dress up a whole bowl of noodles. This recipe is about as simple as…

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Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Pasta

I could tell after one bite of this cheesy chicken and broccoli pasta that this was going to be on a frequent rotation of dinners at my house. It probably took me 35 minutes, start to finish, including 30 minutes to cook the chicken. I boiled up some shell pasta and added in the broccoli…

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Spicy Sausage Rigatoni

Every once in a Wednesday, we make it a mid-week fun pasta night. Tonight was no exception with Spicy Sausage Rigatoni. Wednesday night meals have to be pretty quick and simple. A little bit of prep work, followed by a little bit of waiting for the sauce to simmer; nothing difficult. This dish is perfect if…

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Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Happy Friday! So, funny story about this baked macaroni. I made it, snapped some photos, ate it for lunch, and got SO excited to write about it that I completely forgot to put it away in the fridge. So now it’s been hours later and I’m trying to decide if it’s still okay to eat….

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Orecchiette with Sausage, Chickpeas, and Mint

Orecchiette has quickly become one of my new favorites. Orecchiette with sausage, chickpeas, and mint, specifically. I’m crazy about the way these flavors come together. I’ve been recently taught to use pasta cooking water throughout the recipe- it makes a big difference. Using salted cooking water allows you to skip adding additional salt later on…

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Three Cheese Manicotti

Pasta has to be the ultimate comfort food. And if pasta isn’t, then cheese is, and this three cheese manicotti recipe has plenty of both. I’ve been wanting to try manicotti for a while now- I guess I was worried about cracking the delicate noodles. But as it turned out, this was a really easy recipe to…

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Creamy Garlic Pasta

I’ve been staying in the Bay area for the past couple of weeks enjoying the sunshine and warm weather. I’ve also been thinking up ways to cook some easy one-pot meals in my tiny rental kitchen. (I’m not used to being without a dishwasher; hence the one-pot meals). But even when it’s 72 degrees in…

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Spaghetti a la Philly

This is the only way I’m making spaghetti from now on! Pasta with a creamy mix of Parmesan and cream cheese mixed in with seasoned ground beef. Serve with a slice of French bread for an easy weeknight meal.