Zucchini & Meatballs w/ Spaghetti + DIY Gift Bows

I’m getting worse at this blogging thing, I fear.  I spend less and less time on this, as I have more time for family, friends in the Des Moines area, and house projects like its my job.  Let’s take a quick peek at what has been going on around here this week.   Cooking andContinue reading “Zucchini & Meatballs w/ Spaghetti + DIY Gift Bows”

Zucchini Curry Soup + New Floor Reveal

This post brings you more ideas on how to use the zucchini from the gardens at this time of year, plus another peek at how our house is coming along.  I have been on a long hiatus here lately, due to an overwhelming number of home projects.   A few more of the monstrous zucchinisContinue reading “Zucchini Curry Soup + New Floor Reveal”

Summer Solstice + Roasted Tofu and Peanut Noodle Salad

Oh yum oh yum.  This easy and cheap meal comes from one of my favorite magazines out there – Eating Well.  My mom requested that I make it for our summer solstice friend and family gathering on the 21st of June this year.  I served it cold, which was nice, since I made it aheadContinue reading “Summer Solstice + Roasted Tofu and Peanut Noodle Salad”

Curried Macaroni & Cheese

This idea was born out of a conversation with Eric and a coworker during a conversation around the microwave at work at lunch (yes, I work with my husband, yes, I actually love it).  Eric was heating up macaroni & cheese when the colleague walked into the mail room.  The conversation went something along theseContinue reading “Curried Macaroni & Cheese”

Taco (sans shell) Pasta

Forgive me, this is a mostly cell phone camera post.  I promise, the food is tastier than the images let on.  This was an experiment, plus Eric had the nice camera at school on Monday and Tuesday while I was home with sick Greta.  He was helping me out with snapping a few yearbook photosContinue reading “Taco (sans shell) Pasta”

Cauliflower & Navy Bean Pasta

This easy and filling pasta takes no time at all.  It is vegetarian and can be vegan with the absence of that sprinkling of Parmesan cheese on top.   To make this recipe, you need cauliflower, diced tomatoes, navy beans, garlic, fresh herbs, and pasta.  That’s all! The fresh herbs came from my garden –Continue reading “Cauliflower & Navy Bean Pasta”

Creamy Lemon Dill Pasta & Shrimp

I whipped this meal up in a total of a whopping 20 minutes this evening.  We made a quick run to the grocery store to stock up for the week and then of course needed something quick like and in a hurry to fill the hungry bellies.    The flavor for this dish comes fromContinue reading “Creamy Lemon Dill Pasta & Shrimp”

Leftover Waffle Sandwich

Holy genius husband! I love it when Eric gets out this appliance for dinner.   I love it even more when it involves using leftovers.  I have quite a few glass and clear containers so that I cannot forget about the contents.  I am known to allow leftovers to ferment far longer than is healthy.Continue reading “Leftover Waffle Sandwich”

Roasted Pumpkin & Goat Cheese Pasta

Holy Goat.  I never want to eat store bought mac-n-cheese from the box again.   This recipe is so good and so simple.  It comes from Martha Stewart – try it, I dare ya!  Cut a pie pumpkin in half, remove the seeds, and cut into 1-inch cubes.  Cut 1/2 a red onion into 1-2-inchContinue reading “Roasted Pumpkin & Goat Cheese Pasta”