Creamy Ricotta Penne with Lemon, Garlic, and Pecorino Romano

When it comes to pasta dinners, the possibilities are endless. Tonight, I went for a creamy ricotta penne with lemon, garlic, and pecorino romano. What an amazing combination. I threw in some freshly chopped celery leaves from the garden for color and an extra dimension of flavor. The ingredients 454 g good quality dry penne… Continue reading Creamy Ricotta Penne with Lemon, Garlic, and Pecorino Romano

Crispy Tuna Patties with Creamy Lime and Garlic Dipping Sauce

I had to improvise this evening since I’m running late this weekend and haven’t gone grocery shopping yet (busy enjoying warm weather with family, we visited a petting farm and cuddled with ponies). That said… I had just the right ingredients to make fish patties!  Such a hit with everyone, including the kids (even the… Continue reading Crispy Tuna Patties with Creamy Lime and Garlic Dipping Sauce

Refreshing Vegetable Rolls with Peanut Dipping Sauce 

Nothing screams freshness then homemade vegetable rolls! I wanted to make a light dinner tonight since we had a heavy lunch. These rolls make a perfect snack too. The ingredients (for about 20 rolls) Circular rice paper (20 sheets) 10 romaine lettuce leafs, cut in halves 3 carrots, peeled and julienned  1/2 English cucumber, julienned… Continue reading Refreshing Vegetable Rolls with Peanut Dipping Sauce 

Creamy Cauliflower Soup with Crispy Bacon Bits

I had my lovely friend, Linda, over for dinner tonight. I made a comforting soup to enjoy over good conversation. The ingredients 4 cups homemade chicken broth 3/4 cup milk 1 potato, peeled, boiled, and mashed Florets from one cauliflower 3 cloves garlic, sliced 1 carrot, chopped 1 onion, chopped 6 strips of bacon 2… Continue reading Creamy Cauliflower Soup with Crispy Bacon Bits

Honey and Sriracha Chicken Drumsticks Served With Baked French Fries 

So I felt like something spicy this evening! The other night, my husband and I had some awesome sweet and spicy chicken wings with our drinks at a restaurant. Those wings were my inspiration for this recipe.  Super easy recipe for an easy-going Friday. The ingredients  (Serves 2-3 people) 6 chicken drumsticks 1 cup cornmeal… Continue reading Honey and Sriracha Chicken Drumsticks Served With Baked French Fries 

Hearty and Herby Bolognese Sauce

Next on my list of quick and delicious summer dinner recipes is a beautiful bolognese sauce which you can serve over pasta, or even with some fresh crusty bread. I’m adding lots of fresh garden herbs to this sauce to make it extra special. The ingredients (4 servings) 0.5 kg minced beef 690 ml strained tomatoes… Continue reading Hearty and Herby Bolognese Sauce

The Frittata of Your Dreams

Next on my list of quick and delicious summer dinner recipes is the ultimate frittata. There are so many possible variations of this recipe depending on what vegetables you have in the fridge! The ingredients (4 servings) 6 eggs, beaten 1/4 cup milk 1 cup white mushrooms, chopped 1 1/2 cups colorful peppers, sliced 1… Continue reading The Frittata of Your Dreams