main courses, vegetarian

Three Cheese Rustic Herb Ravioli with Cream Sauce and Tomatoes

I tweeted earlier "Food blogger problem - realizing halfway through making something that you haven't written any of it down." That may have related to part of this recipe. The parts I'm unsure of are marked accordingly. Oh, and remember how I said before not to ask me about my pasta recipe because I have… Continue reading Three Cheese Rustic Herb Ravioli with Cream Sauce and Tomatoes

desserts, vegetarian, weeknight cooking

Super Fudgy Brownies

These brownies are one of my favorites, and they're not even super homemade. If you need to throw together a baked something-or-other for a bake sale, birthday, office party, or whatever - these are very easy and fast. And everyone loves them! Ingredients 1 box brownie mix + everything the box says you need 1… Continue reading Super Fudgy Brownies

main courses, pasta, vegetarian

Homemade Pasta (Spaghetti)

My wife bought me the pasta roller and cutter attachments for my KitchenAid mixer for my birthday earlier this month. I have been begging for these for so long! I've always liked fresh pasta better than boxed (who doesn't?!), and this gives me an easy way to make it at home. The KitchenAid attachments are really handy… Continue reading Homemade Pasta (Spaghetti)

cakes & cupcakes, desserts, vegetarian

Nana’s Carrot Cake

I can't take credit for this gorgeous carrot cake that occasionally appears on my header image. My wife made that using her grandmother's recipe. This recipe is on the thinnest piece of paper ever. It was clearly typed on a typewriter, but I have no idea how the paper didn't disintegrate when moving through the… Continue reading Nana’s Carrot Cake

cookies, desserts, vegetarian

Mom’s Fruitcake Cookies

We used to make fruitcake cookies every Christmas when I was little. My mom has come to visit the last several years for Christmas, and we've made them again every time. They're just so good! If you hate fruitcake, don't assume you'll hate these. They really don't taste like an actual fruitcake. The main similarity with… Continue reading Mom’s Fruitcake Cookies

appetizers & snacks, sides, vegetarian, weeknight cooking

Cucumber Salad

This is a super simple cucumber salad. It's quick to make, and a good opportunity to practice knife skills. Ingredients 6 cucumbers 2 pints grape tomatoes Half of a medium red onion 2 packets Good Seasons Italian salad dressing & recipe mix Red wine vinegar Instructions Cut cucumbers in half vertically and remove seeds. Scoop out… Continue reading Cucumber Salad

soups, vegetarian

Red Wine Onion Soup

Whenever I eat a dish I love at a restaurant, I love the challenge of trying to make it home. There's a local restaurant near us that has this amazing red wine onion soup. This soup is so good that my wife, who used to be a french onion soup hater, orders it every time we… Continue reading Red Wine Onion Soup