Basil Pesto Summer Pasta Salad

The first day of summer is tomorrow so the timing of this pasta salad is perfect. Pasta salad in general is just one of those classic summer dishes. It is so great for BBQs or even just weekly meal prep. This recipe specifically though, is so packed with goodness. There are lots of fresh and…

Broccoli Rabe Pasta

I don’t think I could ever get sick of pasta dishes. There are so many posts about pasta on my blog, the variety is almost endless. You can check them out here (pasta recipes). Today’s pasta is definitely one of the easier ones you could make. It is just broccoli rabe (but I used broccoli),…

Fried Capers (Served on Pasta)

Today’s recipe is actually going a little backward in the Brave New Meal book. The recipe is the Fried Capers which are part of the previous section (Soups & Salads) of the book. I had skipped it because, at the time, I wasn’t sure what to serve them with. But I made them now and…

Creamy Goat Cheese Pasta

You know I love pasta, it’s such a great meal for any day of the week and you can go in so many different directions with it. Today’s pasta is super creamy made with goat cheese which is such a delicious ingredient. I love traditional cream sauces like an alfredo but making a roux can…

Pasta Alfredo with Squash & Broccoli

So last week I posted those delicious Zoodles with Chicken and Tomatoes (link here) which was a nice, light dinner (check it out if you didn’t see it). And today, I am sharing a pasta recipe that is equally delicious but definitely not on the lighter side. This is a rich pasta dish with roasted…

Pasta with Pumpkin Marinara

Happy Friday! I am fully embracing the fall and hitting you with another fall recipe. This is pasta with a creamy pumpkin marinara sauce. I found this recipe on Cookie & Kate website (link here). The sauce recipe has the basis of a regular marinara by using onion, bell pepper, crushed tomato, garlic and oregano….

Pasta Piselli

It’s Monday, who’s ready for this week?! I feel like some Mondays (but really any day), I just have no energy to make an “exciting” or “interesting” dish for dinner. But since doing this cookbook challenge, I no longer have to worry about what to make. I can just flip through the book and pick…

Zucchini Pesto Pasta

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you know that I love a really easy meal every so often. This pasta dish was definitely one of those occasions. There were only 3 main components to this dish: pasta, zucchini, pesto. Simple recipe is what lead to the straightforward recipe title. Let’s get one…

Southwestern Pasta Salad

It’s Monday so I have another Thug Kitchen 101 recipe to share! Today I have the Southwestern Pasta Salad. I love pasta salads because they are a great make ahead dish so they’re perfect for parties or weekly meal planning. Another reason to love them is that you can use up so many ingredients in…

Quinoa Pasta Salad

Have you ever tried quinoa pasta? I hadn’t before I made this pasta salad. I won a contest from a brand called GoGo Quinoa and they sent me a big box of some of their products, including quinoa pastas. I thought a nice use of the pasta would be in a pasta salad. I love…