PASTA

CREAMY BACON AND LEEK PASTA

When 2021 began, I felt like I was in a dinner rut. Even though the recipes I was cooking for dinner were all of our favorites, I felt like I was getting tired of cooking the same things over and over again. I decided to make it my goal to try one new recipe per week – super manageable, right? This recipe for Creamy Bacon and Leek Pasta was one of the first new ones I tried and let’s just say…I’ve made it three times already, and it’s only February! Whoops. 🙂 I know that goes against my goal of trying more new recipes but trust me…this one is delicious.… Read more

EASY, CHEESY GROUND BEEF PASTA

This easy ground beef pasta comes together quickly and is full of delicious cheesy flavor. This is a comforting meal that the whole family will love!

Please tell us that we’re not the only ones craving allllll of the comfort food during quarantine?! The amount of carbs, cheese, and sweets we’ve eaten over these past few weeks has been, umm…eye-opening, to say the least. We’ve decided to be kind to ourselves, though, and you should too during these difficult times – eat what you crave (with some greens thrown in there too, for good measure!) For us, that means this easy, cheesy ground beef pasta.… Read more

CACIO E PEPE

This comforting pasta dish requires only a handful of ingredients and a few minutes, yet is SO flavorful and impressive. Enjoy as either a main or side dish!

Cacio e Pepe is a classic meal that I ate many times when I studied abroad in Rome during college. Until now, however, I never thought it make it myself. Now, I’m kicking myself for waiting so long! This simple pasta dish (the name translates to “cheese and pepper”) requires only a handful of ingredients, features the most delicious creamy sauce, and is just so, so easy to whip up in a short amount of time.… Read more

TRADER JOE’S RAVIOLI – 5 INGREDIENT MEAL HACK

As much as I love to cook elaborate meals and try new things in the kitchen, I equally enjoy having recipes up my sleeve that are delicious, simple, and FAST (25-minute Egg Roll Bowls, anyone?) With a newborn at home, I’ve never appreciated quick meals more…that way, I have even more time for baby snuggles 🙂 Enter: Trader Joe’s Meal Hacks. Specifically, this five-ingredient Trader Joe’s ravioli.

Before we dive in, let’s discuss how we are HUGE fans of Trader Joe’s in our home. Each time we go (after wandering the aisles and scoping out all of the new products for what feels like hours) I challenge myself to dream up a new “dinner hack” that meets the following criteria: five ingredients or less, inexpensive, relatively healthy, and quick.Read more