dinner · pasta · pork

Beer Brat Mac & Cheese

Boy howdy, it's been a busy week. Since I work overnights, I'm the gatekeeper between breaking news and what our crews cover for the morning news. I intently listen to police scanners, while also working on my show, to anything strange or off-kilter. Shootings, stabbings, and house fires happen A LOT at night. Like my… Continue reading Beer Brat Mac & Cheese

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Appetizer · pasta · Snack

Parmesan-Crusted Fried Tortellini

I'm not one for New Year's resolutions. The chances of me keeping them? Slim to none. In fact, I don't think I've ever kept a single resolution my entire life. Does that mean I'm impulsive? Too flakey? Bad at commitment? Or maybe I just set really unattainable goals. Oh well. There's no failing if you… Continue reading Parmesan-Crusted Fried Tortellini

asian · Chicken · dinner · pasta

Teriyaki Chicken Noodle Bowls

The London Symphony Orchestra's version of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker plays throughout the house. The track is on Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, right after the Pas De Deux. Chocolate and cinnamon and sugar cookie smells fill the air. The Christmas is lit up and twinkling with warm gold lights. Red food coloring is smeared… Continue reading Teriyaki Chicken Noodle Bowls

dinner · pasta · pork

Rigatoni with Sausage and Collard Greens

I was on a mission. A mission from the food Gods. A mission of culinary extremes. A mission above all missions. I was set and ready to go wherever my wheels would take me...to get Swiss chard? Yes. Swiss chard. For whatever reason, that task was seemingly impossible. Chard has disappeared from the lavish mist… Continue reading Rigatoni with Sausage and Collard Greens

dinner · italian · pasta · Squash September

Pumpkin-Basil Spaghetti & Meatballs

Let's talk spaghetti. Spaghetti has invaded American kitchens for years. It's cheap to make, feeds a whole family, and fills you up quick. There are a million different ways to make it, and a million different ways to eat it. When we make spaghetti, nine times out of ten we use pre-made, jarred sauce and… Continue reading Pumpkin-Basil Spaghetti & Meatballs