lunch box, main courses, make ahead / reheat, pasta

Baked Rigatoni

I made this dish because I wanted something easy to reheat for lunch throughout the week. I don't have a toaster oven at work, so anything I make for reheating needs to be something that microwaves well. This dish turned out to be great reheated. Sometimes I needed to add a little water to the… Continue reading Baked Rigatoni

beef, gluten free, low-cost, main courses, weeknight cooking

Stuffed Peppers with Quinoa, Ground Beef, & Basil

I volunteer to cook at a local shelter once a month with a group from church. I've typically signed up for side dishes and desserts, but this time I signed up to make the main dish. After almost running out of time with my roasted potatoes last time, I wanted to make something that would… Continue reading Stuffed Peppers with Quinoa, Ground Beef, & Basil

lunch box, sides, vegetarian

Italian Pasta Salad

Ingredients  1 box tricolor rotini 2 cups chopped pepperoni 8oz package mozzarella pearls ⅔ cup shaved parmesan ½ pint grape tomatoes, cut into quarters 4-6 pepperocinis, seeds removed and roughly chopped 1 orange bell pepper, diced ½ cup white vinegar 2 tbsp white wine ¼ cup mayonnaise ⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil 2 packets… Continue reading Italian Pasta Salad

appetizers & snacks, sides, vegetarian

Dilly Pasta Salad

I went with my horseback riding club to tailgate at the Winterthur point-to -point races last week. This pasta salad was one of the things I brought to share. It was chilly and rained off and on, but we still had a great time. Ingredients 1 box of tricolor farfalle pasta Large pack of grape tomatoes… Continue reading Dilly Pasta Salad