Category Archives: italian


Pepperoni Stromboli and Calzone

While I was staying at Aimee and Nate’s and helping them with the new baby  I was in the mood for preparing several freezer meals before I go back to California. I really wanted to be useful and hope that when they are eating a pepperoni stromboli and calzone, my time here will be remember […]

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Tomato Basil Penne Pasta

Craig and I just spent 2 weeks exploring Portugal, Spain, and Italy.  While we were in Italy, we spent a few days with Marta’s family in Bergamo, Italy – (Marta lived with us for a year abroad during 2012/2013.)  Bergamo is near Milan and Verona – you know Verona of the Romeo and Juliet fame.  […]

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Herb Crusted Chicken with Tomato Cream Sauce

Last week was a busy week, we had a huge event at work and then last weekend I went to my first ever blog conference. I finished the weekend off enjoying one of the Christmas gifts I got for Nate, and the Jazz vs Heat basketball game. Needless to say, it was a busy week […]

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Chicken Parmesan Pot Pie

I’ve mentioned before that chicken parmigiana is one of my favorite meals, so when I first saw this recipe for Chicken Parmesan Skillet Pie from Picky Palate I knew it was another recipe to add to my list of must makes. This pot pie doesn’t have the normal breaded chicken, but you won’t miss the taste because […]


One Pan Chicken Alfredo Pasta

When I first saw this one pan chicken alfredo from No 2 Pencil, I knew it was something I had to make soon and so I added it to my Pinterest “Noodles” board and like things often do on Pinterest, it stays there for a while. But, I will say I am not one of those […]


Italian Stuffed Chicken Breast

Last week was Nate and my wedding anniversary. We have been married for 3 years. Wahoo! So to celebrate we went to a nice restaurant on Friday, and stayed in a hotel in the “city” (Salt Lake City), because we feel giddy like little kids when we stay in a hotel we of course swam […]


Vegetarian Alfredo Lasagna

When I first saw the idea for an alfredo lasagna, I knew that it was something I must try. I mean, who doesn’t love lasagna? And with alfredo sauce? Sounds amazing! I came across this delicious looking Veggies Alfredo Lasagna from Pinch of Yum and decided it would be the one I would try. The […]

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Pasta Panna Prosciutto Piselli

Did you know prosciutto means ham?  In Italy, it refers to any kind of ham.  In the United States it refers to the thin, thin ham you purchase from the deli that is cured.  For this recipe you will be using ham; such as spiral cut ham (in this case leftover and frozen from Easter […]



For Craig’s birthday last year, Aimee and Nate presented him with a beautiful Italian Cookbook all written in Italian.  Their next gift to him was a scale with grams because  all the Italian recipes used grams in measuring.  This past Christmas they gave him cannoli forms.  Do you see the trend? Yes, we love Italian […]


Pasta a la Marta

Have I mentioned before that I am a host mom to a foreign exchange student from Italy,  Marta.  Marta is a very nice, really sweet young lady and we are delighted to have her in our home.  We had been bugging her to fix us an authentic Italian dinner and finally convinced her to do […]

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Pasta al Forno Craig style

Pasta al Forno just means baked pasta (so any pasta, sauce, meat, vegetable combo baked would qualify). Craig style means my very dear husband Craig created this recipe and prepared it for our dinner tonight.  He wants to share that any pasta noodle like gemelli, penne, or macaroni would work.  You can also use your […]


Eggplant Parmesan

I briefly mentioned that Nate and I are eating vegetarian for the next few days. You can read a little about why we are doing this here. But to sum it up we want to see if it actually makes us feel better. And no, we would never completely cut meats out of our diet […]


Skillet Lasagna

I love Italian food.  I love pizza. I love pasta. I love gelato. But one problem with some Italian meals is that they take a long time to make. With pizza you have to wait for the dough to rise. With any baked pastas you usually have to boil the noodles, cook the sauce and then bake […]


Chicken Parmigiana Pizza

Chicken Parmigiana is one of my favorite meals ever. If we go to an Italian style restaurant I almost always order it. I make it at home occasionally because its pretty easy and equally delicious (baked not fried). And after eating a delicious chicken parmesan pizza from Papa Johns, we decided we could make our […]


Canning – Tomato Sauce

One of the reasons we planted so many tomatoes was in the hopes that we would be able to can lots of fresh tomato sauce to last us throughout the year. Last Saturday I was able to get about 20 cups of chopped tomatoes and sauce directly from our garden to come together and make […]

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Chicken and Spinach Alfredo Pizza

So I’ve mentioned my love for pizza before. And also how I love trying a variety of pizza flavors. Well, here is one more delicious recipe to add to the mix. This recipe was first thought of by my brother in law, Dain. The first time he made the recipe very simple, with store bought […]