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

dinner · pasta · poultry · turkey

Roasted Veggie & Turkey Tortellini

The last few day of summer are waning. The heat has come back to Oklahoma with a vengeance. Late summer fare of corn, peaches, and Hatch green chiles flood the grocery store produce section. What have I been doing to celebrate summer's upcoming slumber? Decorating my apartment with all things fall. I actually waited a… Continue reading Roasted Veggie & Turkey Tortellini

pasta · Salad · vegetarian

Tortellini and Roasted Veggie Salad

I swear, it's like the Big Bang when summer arrives in Oklahoma. There's no gradual increase in temperatures. No lingering Spring coolness. No---it's just WHAM! One day you wake up and the temperatures are hovering in the high 90's and the sun sticks around for far too long. While I'm languishing in the eternal sunshine… Continue reading Tortellini and Roasted Veggie Salad