Creamy Slow Cooker Mac & Cheese

By Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Ohhhh man. Good heavens this Mac & Cheese kick is a becoming a problem! I am trying not to inundate you with it (hence a week since my last Mac & Cheese post). But it's hard, because it's all I'm eating. Cheese and noodles, cheese and noodles!!! Anyway, this recipe is totally different from the Classic Baked ...

Roasted Red Pepper Pasta Sauce

By Friday, June 20, 2014

Gahhhh this sauce.   I thought I was done with carbs, but I guess not. Pasta is just so delicious! And the things you can do with it are endless. It's so fast and comforting and I just want it all the time. I realize I sound like a broken record by this point. But this sauce is truly ...

Spaghettini with Spinach, Mozzarella & Anchovies

By Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Ohhh my noodle problem.   The other night, My Other Half said it best. “I’ve never known anyone to love noodles as much as you do.” I thought… me neither! I’m allowing myself to eat noodles, like, 10 times more often than normal, because I’m running so much. Which means I am also making My Other Half eat ...

Arugula Pesto Pasta

By Wednesday, April 23, 2014

And I’m wayyy behind in my blogging again! Seriously, because this photo first appeared on my Instagram on March 23rd. Which is a month ago. And considering I make 2-4 new recipes a week… I am way, way, way behind. For example, these posts are outstanding: Homemade naan (I’m sorry – I promised this recipe a long time ...

Roasted Red Pepper & Goat Cheese Alfredo

By Friday, February 28, 2014

This is the kind of food I make when My Other Half is out of town. I'm serious! I've already mentioned that he's on a serious health kick. Pasta, unfortunately for this noodle-lover, is therefore out of the question. But when Roomie (yes, Roomie!) came for supper recently, I seized the opportunity and made something NOT ...

Caramelized Onion Gnocchi

By Wednesday, January 29, 2014

This is the definition of comfort food. Basically what I was trying to do here was create perogies in gnocchi form. Adventurous, right? Anyway, it didn't quite work out exactly, but close.... and much more decadent. I always have store-bought gnocchi in my pantry, but I never know what to do with it. I think it's best ...

Tomato & Bocconcini Pasta

By Wednesday, August 28, 2013

I need to stop with my pasta addiction. It seems like every night My Other Half asks "what's for dinner?" and I sheepishly mumble "oh, this pasta I want to try...", much to his disappointment and frustration. Don't get me wrong, he loves pasta. But I want it every single night. And we all know how healthy ...

Avocado Pasta with Spinach & Basil

By Tuesday, February 26, 2013

I pinned this recipe over a year ago. A YEAR AGO. That's how many delicious recipes I am overwhelmed by every single day. Hundreds. Still, I'm super surprised it took me this long to try making pasta with a creamy avocado sauce because, well... I am addicted to pasta and absolutely love avocados. So often I ...

Julia’s Five Most Popular Recipes in 2012

By Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Wow… another year has come and gone. I feel great having completed my second successful year of blogging. But this post goes out to all my supporters and readers. As my blog continues grow and grow, I have no one to thank but you guys! So, here you have it – my blog’s five most popular recipes… ...

Udon Noodles with Shiitake & Chicken

By Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Mushroom haters, be gone. Seriously though, you people drive me nuts! Do you know how many times I’ve found a recipe I was dying to try, but haven’t been able to because a friend doesn’t eat mushrooms? Hundreds of times. Okay, maybe just dozens. But you know who you are. And I’m cyber-glaring at you this very instant. Luckily ...

Cajun Penne with Chipotle Shrimp & Chorizo

By Wednesday, November 14, 2012

I have found my new favourite pasta. I discovered it little over a month ago and now have made it three times. It is the definition of “devilishly good.” And that’s because it’s not the healthiest thing in the world... but man, is it ever tasty. It’s a Guy Fieri recipe (no surprise there), and it’s apparently ...

Leek, Bacon & Portobello Mushroom Carbonara

By Thursday, June 21, 2012

I literally just made this recipe. Like, 20 minutes ago. And I couldn't wait to blog about it. It's that good. The worst part? I have two other blog posts that I have been procrastinating for weeks (okay, more like months), and I am ignoring them and jumping straight to this fabulous recipe. Who said food blogging ...

Two Amazing Pasta Recipes

By Monday, May 16, 2011

Getting into a groove when moving into a new house is tough. Especially when you’re as busy as I’ve been. Even though we’ve been in our home for more than a month now, it still feels new and I often feel like I’m never home. Unfortunately that means that my cooking routines that were pretty ...

Pesto Pasta (or Nigella’s Pasta alla Genovese)

By Monday, December 13, 2010

Ok, so I’m thinking I need to get all my blogging out of the way before I take off for Halifax for the holidays, so I’m on a bit of a rampage today. Bear with me! Pesto Pasta This recipe actually has a complicated and fancy name, which I hate, so I have renamed it. It’s ...

Two Delicious Pasta Recipes

By Wednesday, September 15, 2010

This is a long way to tell a very short story... so brace yourselves. I went to a very small private high school called the Halifax Grammar School in the south end, right beside Saint Mary’s University. I had an amazing high school experience with an eclectic mix of brains, athletes, and partyers. One of the ...