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…

Smoky Cabbage and Tomato Stew with Tortellini

Happy March 14 (aka Pi day). Normally, this day is meant to be celebrated with a slice of something like pizza or pie. But this year, even though it is not following the trend at all, I’m celebrating with some hot soup! This was a very chunky and hearty cabbage, tomato, and other vegetable soup…

Breakfast Spaghetti

The writers of this cookbook keep trying to change the game and they’ve done it with this recipe. This is breakfast spaghetti. Yes you read that right – spaghetti for breakfast. I think the thought process behind this recipe was that it would be pasta combined with some of the classic things that you would…

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…

Cauliflower Alfredo

I love pasta alfredo. It usually isn’t the healthiest choice because the sauce classically contains a lot of heavy cream and butter. There are many healthier alternatives out there that are equally delicious. Two varieties that I have made are Cream Cheese Alfredo and Pasta Alfredo with Squash & Broccoli. Today I made a different…

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…

Skillet Beer Chili Mac

Happy Monday. If you haven’t been following for a while – every Monday, I make a recipe from a cookbook called Thug Kitchen 101. You can see the whole collection of recipes I’ve made so far by clicking here – Thug Kitchen posts. Today’s post is Skillet Beer Chili Mac. This is a one pot…

Chicken Romanesque

For those days when you want a warm and comforting meal, this is a dish you have to make. It is called Chicken Romanesque and the recipe is from the cookbook 365 Ways to Cook Chicken. This is a delicious meal of chicken and pasta, baked in a rich tomato sauce. It makes enough to…

Sun Dried Tomato Carbonara

Happy April! Also Happy Easter and belated Passover to all those who celebrate/celebrated! There are so many celebrations today. I took last week off to enjoy Passover with my family and give myself a chance to relax a bit. But I am back and I have lots of good content that I will be posting…