Baked Cheese and Spinach Stuffed Pasta Shells

Not everything I make is a bit hit with Timothy but this sure was. He ate three and a half shells, which is pretty good for a 19 month old. Another bonus to this recipe is the quantity that you get. I used a 9″x12″ baking dish for the main meal and I was also able to fill a 5″x7″ little baking dish for the freezer. The small dish will be enough for two people, or one person and a lunch the next day. This meal is also easy to put together. I use the food processor to puree the […]

Rapini and Whole Wheat Fettuccine with Lemon Carbonara Sauce

If you haven’t tried rapini, also called broccoli rabe, try it in this recipe. It is quite a bitter green and a lot of recipes out there are for simply sauteeing it with garlic or some other simple ingredients. The combination of pancetta, lemon, creamy sauce and Parmesan cheese really help to balance out the flavour of the rapini so you can enjoy the strong taste without it overwhelming your palate. If you really don’t want to try rapini, I have made this with lots or Italian Parsley instead of rapini. To lighten this recipe up, feel free to substitute some milk […]

Cheese Cappelletti – The Easy Way

Cheese Cappelletti close-up

Update: It has been over five years since I first posted this recipe on my fledgling blog. It remains to be the most popular recipe on my site so I decided it was time to update the photo. I have changed how I cook quite a bit from when I first made this recipe but I recognize that a lot of people really like simple recipes that have easy to find ingredients. I now make something similar to this but the tomato sauce is my own recipe and it includes goat cheese and cream rather than jarred alfredo sauce.  One […]