Chickpea Arugula Shells and Cheese

  Welcome to the easiest, simplest and most delicious “mac n cheese”. Summertime inspires comfort food that is lighter in sauce and bright in flavors. Spicy arugula combined with fresh lemon, rich olive oil, and briny feta cheese were inspirations for this healthy and gorgeous meal. Chickpeas are such a hearty bean and they work here […]

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Dutch Oven Chili and Jalapeno Chedder Cornbread

Chili and cornbread is one of my all time favorites. It reminds me of cozy nights and camping under the stars. I think the only thing to really remember when making a bit pot of chili is to season it enough but not to overwhelm with heat. This version is simple but robust with fire roasted […]

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One Pot Spaghetti and Meatballs

  When I was a kid my grandmother used to read me this book called Strega Nona (meaning grandma witch in Italian) where a young man steals Strega Nona’s magic spell to make her pasta pot create pasta instantly and tells the whole town that he has powers. He can’t handle the spell and eventually, the pasta […]

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