Roasted Butternut Squash Sausage and Kale Pasta top view

Butternut Squash and Sausage Pasta

Butternut squash and sausage pasta is cooked with garlic and olive oil, while being tossed with wilted kale and nutty parmesan cheese. Pasta night is always a hit at our house, especially with my Italian husband who is all about that delicious carb life. So, whenever I want to make

Lemon Shrimp Pasta with Arugula

Lemon Shrimp Pasta with Arugula

Made with whole wheat linguine, plump shrimp, and fresh lemon juice, this lemon shrimp pasta recipe is bursting with brightness and flavor. This fast and easy Lemon Shrimp Pasta has everything going for it. Not only does the entire meal take less than 15 minutes to cook, it is made of mostly

Sausage and Kale Pasta with White Beans

Sausage and Kale Pasta with White Beans

The ultimate 20-minute weeknight dinner, this hearty sausage and kale pasta with white beans is made with whole grain pasta, sweet Italian sausage, kale, and creamy white beans. Kids can be picky eaters – one day they love a food, the next day they hate it. But can you guess

Sasuage and eggplant baked pasta

Sausage and Eggplant Baked Pasta

Sausage and eggplant come together with creamy ricotta and tangy parmesan cheese to create an Italian American comfort dish classic. My husband’s family is Italian, so you can only imagine how sacred pasta is in our home. Italian food is eaten in our home as often as Lebanese food, as

Italian pasta salad

Italian Pasta Salad

This Italian pasta salad is the perfect portable meal for after school sports, lunchboxes, picnics or potlucks. It also makes an easy weeknight side dish recipe! Made with cubes of salami, mozzarella, artichoke hearts and veggies, the whole salad is tossed in a bright and flavorful red wine vinaigrette. With

Chicken broccoli pasta with lemon butter sauce

Chicken Broccoli Pasta with Lemon Butter Sauce

Chicken broccoli pasta gets kicked up a notch with a simple white wine butter sauce bursting with fresh lemon flavor. Whenever I travel out of town, I like to stock the fridge with plenty of food and ready-to-eat meals that my husband can easily reheat for the boys. When hosting

Crab linguine in wine garlic sauce

Crab Linguine in a White Wine Garlic Sauce

Sweet snow crab legs are tossed with linguine in a light and fragrant white wine garlic sauce. The perfect crab linguine in 5 easy steps. Seafood makes me feel like I’m truly bringing a fine dining experience into my home. And while shrimp and fish are good, I love crab

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Zucchini Zoodles with Sausage and Kale

Gluten-free and low carb, this healthy and delicious zucchini zoodles with sausage and kale is a new spin on a typical pasta recipe. One of my all-time favorite high protein and low carb dinner recipes is Zucchini Zoodles with Sausage and Kale. Easy to make, kid-friendly, and packed with flavor,

Grilled chicken and vegetable Greek pasta salad

Grilled Chicken and Vegetable Pasta Salad

This flavor-packed grilled chicken and vegetable pasta salad is filled with tender chicken and seasonal veggies, grilled to perfection, and tossed in a Greek vinaigrette with crumbled feta cheese. This easy recipe is ideal as a main or side dish served warm, room temperature or chilled. With spring here and

Lemon chicken orzo soup

Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

A spin off the traditional Greek egg-lemon soup, this lemon chicken orzo soup comes together in under 20 minutes and is great for prepping ahead. Leftovers make a great lunch! Soup season lasts year round at my house. It doesn’t matter if it’s freezing outside in the middle of winter

Pesto Pasta with Salmon and Peas 2

Pesto Pasta with Salmon and Peas

This easy pesto pasta with salmon and peas is is made with fresh pesto, roasted salmon, green peas, and a splash of bright lemon juice. Enjoy this incredible salmon pasta warm, cold, or room temperature. Whether I’ve had a busy day or a really long week, there is nothing better

Italian Chicken Pasta with Artichokes 2

Italian Chicken Pasta with Artichokes

This easy and delicious Italian chicken pasta recipe is filled with large chunks of chicken, tender artichoke hearts, and sun-dried tomatoes. Pasta night is the best night in our house, not just for the kiddos (who are pasta-fanatics), but for this busy working mama who is all about a quick

Lemon pasta with chicken and broccoli

Lemon Pasta with Chicken and Broccoli

Simple and delicious, this lemon pasta with chicken and broccoli can be made in one pot, while making a well-balanced, healthy meal. We all need more simple, quick dinners to make for when the week gets busy and hectic. My Lemon Pasta with Chicken and Broccoli is a one pot

beef bolognese

Beef Bolognese

This hearty and comforting beef bolognese recipe is made with ground sirloin, fragrant aromatics, carrots, and red wine. Always a family favorite, this easy pasta sauce is ideal for prepping ahead or freezing for later! It can be hard to stay active and go outside during the cold winter months,

Shrimp soba noodles in peanut sauce 2

Shrimp Soba Noodles in Peanut Sauce

A perfect balance of sweet and spicy, these shrimp soba noodles in peanut sauce make a delicious and quick weeknight dinner. We all know we should be eating more whole-grains, but brown rice can get a little old for dinner. The way I switch things up? I’ll make a stir-fry

Forkful of oven baked chicken parmesan

Oven Baked Chicken Parmesan

Oven Baked Chicken Parmesan coats thin chicken breasts in a light and crunchy parmesan and herb panko breading then baked until crispy. My husband’s family is Italian, and I loved visiting with them, hearing stories, and learning their recipes while we were in college in Boston. In fact, you can

Stovetop Mac and Cheese with Tuna and Peas 2

Stovetop Mac and Cheese with Tuna and Peas

A quick and easy kid-friendly pasta recipe, this Stovetop Mac and Cheese with Tuna and Peas is sure to be a family favorite weeknight dinner! Sometimes you just need a good, comfort meal to please the kids and make your evening less stressful. My Mac and Cheese with Tuna and

Asparagus pasta salad

Asparagus Pasta Salad

This Asian inspired Asparagus Pasta Salad is tossed in a creamy, flavor-packed peanut dressing made with lime juice, garlic, and ginger. My Asparagus Pasta Salad with creamy peanut sauce is ideal for outdoor dining, picnics, BBQ’s and more because it can be prepared in advance and lasts in the heat. In

Shrimp and Broccoli Penne

Shrimp and Broccoli Penne

A fast and easy weeknight dinner recipe, the whole family will love this lemony, garlicky, shrimp and broccoli penne pasta. This dish is the perfect culmination of my family: it has pasta for my husband, shrimp for my boys, and broccoli for me. Add in the fact that it’s quick,

Soba noodle salad with sesame ginger soy vinaigrette 2

Soba Noodle Salad with Sesame Ginger Soy Vinaigrette

This easy and flavorful Asian-inspired soba noodle salad is perfect with any veggies you have on hand, and can be served cold, warm, or at room temperature. I love a good pasta salad, and that doesn’t have to mean the Italian dressed salad that usually first comes to mind. Noodle

Whole wheat pasta with italian sausage

One-Pan Italian Sausage Pasta

Whole wheat pasta paired with flavorful Italian sausage, spinach, and mushrooms makes for a delicious, filling meal, and even tastier leftovers. As a working mom to two active, young boys, our days can be pretty hectic. I love a good one-pan or one-pot meal for those crazy weeknights, where we

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Pesto Chicken Pasta with Swiss Chard

This Pesto Chicken Pasta with Swiss Chard is the perfect one-pot meal that will save you time in the kitchen and give you a delicious and nutritious dinner. Swiss chard is one of my absolute favorite leafy greens. I’m talking dark leafy greens such as kale, spinach, mustard greens, chard,

Serving creamy tuna noodle casserole

Creamy Tuna Noodle Casserole

This delicious, creamy tuna casserole is made with baby bella mushrooms, parmesan cheese, and tangy yogurt. There is very little I find more comforting than a warm, delicious casserole for dinner. My Creamy Tuna Noodle Casserole is inspired by my mother’s recipe, with some twists of my own. However, there

Sausage pesto pasta with peas

Sausage Pesto Pasta with Caramelized Onions and Peas

This easy, 20 minute pasta recipe is made with Italian sausage, basil pesto, caramelized onions, and sweet green peas. Kid-friendly and crowd-pleasing, this sausage pasta recipe is sure to be a new favorite. As a mom (and a working one, at that), a good, one-dish dinner makes my days so

Fire roasted sausage and kale pasta

Fire Roasted Sausage and Kale Pasta

Fire roasted tomatoes, crisp kale, and flavorful Italian sausage mix to make a delicious and healthy pasta dinner. Sausage and kale go together like garlic and onions. So why not make a dish that uses all four? I added tomatoes and whole-wheat pasta for good measure, too. I’ve also thrown in

Serving baked mac and cheese

Healthy Baked Mac and Cheese with Pumpkin

A healthy twist on the comfort food classic, your entire family will love this baked mac and cheese with pumpkin. Mac and cheese is a delicious go-to in our house, and adding in the seasonal flavor of pumpkin is a huge crowd pleaser; especially with the kids! It is the

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Grilled Sausage, Peppers and Onions Pasta

The secret to this family-friendly pasta recipe is Italian sausage, bell peppers and sweet onions that are grilled until tender, caramelized and slightly smoky. After living in Boston for nine years, I feel in love with the classic Italian sausage and peppers subs served outside of Fenway Park. While you

bowl of spicy pasta

Spicy Pasta with Garlic and Olive Oil

This vegan spicy pasta recipe is made with garlic, olive oil, and SUNSET® YOWZERS! Red chili peppers for a little kick. Flavor-packed and perfect for serving with grilled chicken, broiled salmon, roasted shrimp, and more. I love to eat a light, spicy, garlicky pasta any day of the week. Bursting

orzo salad bowl with dill and peas

Orzo Salad with Yogurt-Dill Vinaigrette

Crunchy veggies and orzo pasta are tossed in a creamy, yogurt-dill vinaigrette, created a simple, delicious side dish. Perfect for entertaining or a brown-bag lunch, this orzo salad recipe can be made up to three days in advance. When the warm weather arrives in Michigan, I get so excited for

Cajun Shrimp Pasta

Cajun Shrimp Pasta

This quick and easy 20-minute seafood pasta recipe is made with plump shrimp and caramelized peppers and onions seasoned with Cajun spices. Seafood is one of my favorite lean, quick-cooking protein sources which you’ve probably figured out by now due to my extensive and growing collection of seafood recipes. Fortunately,

Easy Beef Stroganoff

Easy Beef Stroganoff

The ultimate family-friendly pasta dinner recipe, this creamy, comforting beef stroganoff comes together in just 20 minutes! I don’t know about you, but this time of year I often crave comfort food that warms me up from the inside out. Over the years, I’ve developed countless pasta recipes that are

Plate of Baked Turkey Zucchini Meatballs

Baked Turkey Zucchini Meatballs

These juicy Baked Turkey Zucchini Meatballs are made with grated zucchini to create perfectly tender meatballs with an extra boost of fiber. Perfect for an easy weeknight dinner!  Ground turkey breast is one of my favorite types of lean protein because it is literally a blank canvas just waiting to