Baked cheesy pasta and caramelized cauliflower, yes please

Sometimes recipes speak to me. Usually, they say things like: Drop everything, run to the store, buy these (often expensive and/or fatty) ingredients, and spend hours in the kitchen. Rarely do these recipes feature healthy vegetables.This week, I was compelled to get in the kitchen... for cauliflower. Caramelized cauliflower, pasta and cheese, to be more accurate, but still. A cruciferous vegetable....more

Lightened up, Baked Macaroni and Cheese

I love macaroni and cheese; it’s comforting and no matter how crappy your day was, it makes you feel whole inside.  Wow, that’s a tall order!  I’m totally picturing that commercial from the ‘80s when the guy comes home from work at night in a rain storm with the flu and his dog shows up with medicine around his collar (I’m officially old).  ...more

Sunday Pasta®: Anelli al Forno (Baked Pasta Rings)

Knock knock. Who’s there? Trixie. Trixie who? Trixie Dekaphobia (aka, triskaidekaphobia, or the fear of the number 13). Fear of 13? I just can’t relate. For me, it’s finally 2013 and I couldn’t be happier.  13 is  my lucky number, as it was my grandfather Edwin’s. He was born in April 13, 1913, as he claimed, at the hour of 13:13, and 13 seconds....more

Creamy Baked Rigatoni with Meat Sauce

This rich and hearty pasta is lightened up with a bechamel made with lowfat milk which allows you to use about half the cheese typically called for in a baked pasta dish. The result is amazing!See the complete post here: From Valerie's Kitchen ...more

Not Mac&Cheese, It's Rav&Cheese: AROMA CUCINA

AROMA CUCINA Umbrian version of mac & cheese, but better, and it was made from leftovers! ...more