asian · beef · dinner

Beef and Broccoli Ramen

Strange comfort foods have always plagued me. No matter how hard I try to eat healthy and try new things in the kitchen, I'll always come back to those pre-packaged, not-so-good for you comfort foods. I'm talking toaster streudels, Eggo waffles, Fritos with bean dip...and ramen. Ah, ramen. The little 10 cent packages that contain… Continue reading Beef and Broccoli Ramen

Casserole · Chicken · dinner

Barbecue Ranch Chicken Casserole

The wind sure is sweeping down the plain here in Oklahoma. We're gusting to 30 miles per hour almost, and have already seen a few grassfires spark out west. There's an ugly brown hue replacing the brilliant blue sky. Even when we're blessed with some warmer weather, we're cursed with these hellish winds. You've got… Continue reading Barbecue Ranch Chicken Casserole

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

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