Spaghetti Bacon alla Carbonara

Recipe: Spaghetti Bacon alla Carbonara Summary: This is a very traditional Italian recipe — very simple and easy but FULL of flavor. This stuff is the REAL DEAL. We devoured it! Ingredients 1 Lb. Spaghetti noodles 1 Lb. bacon (or traditionally pancetta.. but that is usually tougher to find) 5-6 cloves garlic 2 eggs 2 Tbsp. milk (or heavy cream) (or fat […]

Mixed mushroom spaghetti

I love mushrooms. Like, really looooove them. So the idea of a pasta dish centred around the earthy, meaty flavour of mushrooms is just divine in my book! I used two different kinds of mushrooms in this spaghetti dish and added tarragon and nutmeg because, to me, they really are a fungi’s best friends.   Here’s how I made it:   1/2 […]


Something about pasta and summer…they just go hand in hand for me.  I’m not a big meat eater, but a lover of carbs.  And these kinds of recipes just speak to my soul… This one was not dry {hard to find in pasta recipes I’ve found} and the sauce was so creamy and delectable it makes my mouth water just […]

Spooky Spaghetti with Clams

Ingredients 2 1/2 lb fresh clams in shells 2 tablespoons white vinegar 8 oz uncooked spaghetti 3 tablespoons olive oil 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 3/4 cup dry white wine or nonalcoholic white wine 5 plum (Roma) tomatoes, seeded, chopped (1 1/2 cups) 3 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley French bread, if desired […]

Italian Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

I made this Italian Stuffed Pork Tenderloin on Valentines Day this year because it is such a pretty dish! (We also refer to it as “Love Me Tenderloin”)  This is quite possibly the best stuffed pork tenderloin I have ever had. I made this for my family last week and they all LOVED it. Every person at the table was […]

Italian Sausage Lasagna

Comfort food is the best! That’s the truth and you must agree. Even if you don’t agree right now, you will jump up and down while screaming “you were so right” after trying this awesome sausage lasagna I’ve had a craving for lasagna for a few weeks but I didn’t feel like having a classic one. So to help me […]


  I started making this Homemade Crock Pot Marinara Sauce over the summer. Now, you don’t have to start that early. I was processing the home-grown summer tomatoes before they went bad. This is a great way to use up all those tomatoes. But, if you don’t have any home-grown tomatoes, or if you want to start this in the […]

5-Minute Pizza Crust

With just a few minutes and two ingredients, you can have this 5-Minute Pizza Crust on the pizza pan and ready for baking! This is the perfect way to make weeknights extra special – and stress free! Let’s face it: weeknights are busy, amIright?  Even if you don’t have kids, chances are you have a million things going at any […]

Perfect Thin Crust Pizza Dough

The best thin crust pizza dough. Cold rise, thin crust, crispy, perfect pizza. You will never need another pizza dough recipe. Ah, pizza.  One of the best foods ever invented.  Am I right?  Of course I am.  Everyone loves pizza. Because it’s amazing. I have been on the hunt for the perfect pizza dough recipe for years.  YEARS.  I have […]

One-Pot Cheesy Italian Pasta and Chicken

We love one-pot meals. I mean delicious dinner and easy clean up. How can you beat that? That is exactly why we have an entire chapter dedicated to one-pot wonders in our new cookbook The Simple Kitchen!!! Some of my new favorite new one-pot recipes are in there are you are going to love them!!! The Simple Kitchen is loaded with more […]