A Tale of Two Ravioli Recipes

We made a new-to-us ravioli recipe last night–Giada’s Ravioli Caprese.  We’re partial to all things Capri-related, especially if basil is involved.  So what were the winning points of this recipe? Well, the flavor was awesome.  Always an important feature for a recipe.  The inside was surprisingly filling, thanks mostly to the chicken and partly to…

Comfort Food Heaven: Baked Beans and Sausage and Kale

Baked beans weren’t a thing in our house growing up.  We had plenty of green beans, not a ton of other beans.* So imagine my surprise when I made baked beans for the first time last week, and they’re delicious.  I would put them onto my comfort food list in a heartbeat, and that’s a…

The Easiest Barbecue Chicken

Some weeks, there’s time to do oodles of side projects and fun random things.  Other weeks, there’s barely enough time to live real life with actual food and sleep, and things like blogging and painting fall by the way-side.  This is one of the “other” weeks. For such an occasion as this, may I introduce…

Roasted Salmon with Lentils

I picked this recipe for roasted salmon with lentils because it looked healthy, and we had a giant family pack of salmon fillets in the freezer.  Both excellent reasons to pick a recipe, in my opinion. But why will I make this recipe again?  Because it tastes delicious.  Yum!  Oh, and it’s healthy.  That’s the…

Wonton Ravioli with Ricotta and Spinach

Okay, before you assume that this is an Asian dish, keep in mind that dumpling wrappers, wonton wrappers, and pasta are essentially the same–flour and water with maybe some special pizzazz here or there.  But basically, they’re the same. In this recipe, “Wonton” just means “You can buy the ‘pasta’ pre-made, rolled, and cut.”  In…