Tag Archives: Basil

Pasta with Fresh Tomatoes and Basil

and more! It was a little tricky to decide on a title for this dish, because if I were to explain it completely it’s pasta tossed in olive oil with fresh tomatoes, basil, garlic and parsley! Luckily, the long name is the most difficult part of this perfect Summer lunch or dinner! It’s a very Continue reading

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Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette

The ‘Homemade Alternatives’ tab is my favorite new addition to the blog! I hope to continue adding more and providing great recipes that serve as better alternatives to pre-made items at the store. The first recipe I tried for the Homemade Alternatives tab was homemade taco seasoning, worth checking out if I do say so myself 🙂 It’s so easy to purchase store bought versions of dressings, condiments, seasonings and more, but the fact is Continue reading

Garden Style Lasagne

So here’s how this one has gone….I pinned a recipe for Vegetable Lasagne, kept looking at it from time to time and this weekend (several months later) finally decided to spend the needed time in the kitchen to make it. Sometimes the number of steps in a recipe can be a bit intimidating, but once you break it down and actually go through the process it’s nothing too complicated, just time consuming. Yesterday it snowed pretty much all day (I think we ended up with about six inches of snow on the ground) so it was the perfect Saturday to do some Continue reading

Avocado Crostini

First of all, are you wondering what a crostini is exactly? When I found this recipe from another great blog, Joyful Healthy Eats , via Pinterest I thought “Avocado Crostini? I have no idea what that means, but it looks delicious!” Now that I have tried it and must share as well I decided to look up the definition of Crostini and it all makes sense now: ‘Crostino is an Continue reading

Grilled Margherita Sandwich

Whew! Finally time to sit down with a cup of tea, relax and do some blogging. This is my second attempt at this; my first attempt was a false alarm as I was about to sit down and remembered the clothes in the washer needing to go in the dryer…after the laundry in the dryer was taken out and folded, oye! It’s been a busy Saturday, but a fun filled one spent as a family. With grocery shopping, practice for Hailey at the archery range, a trip to the movies, cooking and cleaning, I was happy to have a simple and quick recipe to try during our free time at lunch! Continue reading

Spinach and Tomato Tortellini

As an Italian, and a fan of delicious dishes in general, I love pasta! This one in particular was so simple to make and actually surpassed my expectations on taste! It’s creamy texture and fresh ingredients make it a scrumptious meal! My husband even commented on how good it was without me having to ask…yep, added to dinner menu! Continue reading

Sun dried Tomato & Mushroom Pasta in Garlic Basil Sauce

This sun dried tomato and mushroom pasta is another wonderfully simple dish that was immediately added to our dinner menu after cooking it the first time! I have a big love for mushrooms and pasta so putting those two together is winning for me. The combination of flavors is really great and the effort needed for this recipe makes it an acceptable weeknight dinner! Continue reading

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