Kase spaetzle, "mac & cheese" dumplings
sides, vegetarian

Kase Spaetzle (“Mac & Cheese” Dumplings)

Spaetzle, small German dumplings, is one of my favorite foods of all time. We used to have spaetzle all the time with goulash when I was little. There's a German restaurant not too far from my house that does spaetzle with cheese (like a mac and cheese) and ham. I wanted to do my own… Continue reading Kase Spaetzle (“Mac & Cheese” Dumplings)

lunch box, main courses, 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, main courses, pasta, pork

Gnocchi Bolognese With Braised Short Rib

Some of the links in this post are affiliate links, which means I earn a commission if you make a purchase using the link (click here for more information). I have a "book club" with a group of girlfriends that really isn't a book club - we get together and eat good good and drink… Continue reading Gnocchi Bolognese With Braised Short Rib

appetizers & snacks, lunch box, sauces & seasonings, sides, vegetarian

Guacamole

Some of the links in this post are affiliate links, which means I earn a commission if you make a purchase using the link (click here for more information). I had a potluck with my horseback riding club on Friday. I made brownies to bring, but my bestie was leaving late from work and wasn't… Continue reading Guacamole

desserts, vegetarian, weeknight cooking

1972 Sugar Cookies

Some of the links in this post are affiliate links, which means I earn a commission if you make a purchase using the link (click here for more information). I have a boatload of cookbooks, but I have to admit, my 1972 Betty Crocker is my go-to for cookie recipes. I made these one night last… Continue reading 1972 Sugar Cookies

desserts

Strawberries & Cream Filled Cupcakes

Some of the links in this post are affiliate links, which means I earn a commission if you make a purchase using the link (click here for more information). Pretty sure these are the best cupcakes I've ever made. The filling and buttercream were amazing. I can't take any credit for a recipe for the actual… Continue reading Strawberries & Cream Filled Cupcakes

sauces & seasonings, vegetarian, weeknight cooking

Easy Pizza Sauce

Some of the links in this post are affiliate links, which means I earn a commission if you make a purchase using the link (click here for more information). I sometimes call this pizza sauce "lazy" because it's super easy, plus it uses canned tomatoes and a couple of already-mixed seasoning blends. This one is… Continue reading Easy Pizza Sauce