3 Cheese Stuffed Pasta Shells

There is something about stuffed pasta shells that sounds fancy and hard. There is something about making them that is easy and fun.  It's economical and great made ahead.  My first love is taking something to friends that maybe they don't make themselves.  It's hard, as most of my friends are excellent cooks.  I have… Continue reading 3 Cheese Stuffed Pasta Shells

Pasta · Pork

Creamy Sausage Pasta

Coffee conversation with a good friend always turns to food.  What's for dinner?  Anything in your crock pot?  Tried any new recipes lately? Thanks Amy for sharing this winner.  The fact that this is a one pan dish is a bonus.   1 T. olive oil1 lb. smoked sausage, sliced1 cup diced onion2 cloves of garlic2… Continue reading Creamy Sausage Pasta


Back to School Baked Ziti

Friends that take a cookbook to bed and read it like it is a good novel  warm my heart.  On a hot summer day, my friend and neighbor and I, Adrienne,  found ourselves chatting the afternoon away about good recipes.  Another year of back to school and the obvious question, what will we make for dinner?   She… Continue reading Back to School Baked Ziti

Pasta · Poultry

Book Club Pasta

Looking for a recipe that serves a large group and looks pretty?  I love this one with all my heart.  It comes from Kendra's friend Irene (an amazing cook), but I think I might hold the record for making it.  I  love it, and so does my Pokeno group and  my tennis friends .   The… Continue reading Book Club Pasta


Sonoma Pasta

My dear friend Margit served this at our friends, the Fosters’ in Sun River. I knew I was addicted when I woke up in the middle of the night dreaming about it. When I want to throw caution to the wind diet-wise, I make this dish. Sonoma Pasta 3 oz. halved sun-dried tomatoes 8 slices… Continue reading Sonoma Pasta