Easy Easy Mac for Many

Kraft Easy Mac is a wonderful thing! But, do you have more than a couple kids to feed? Then it can get costly. This trick only works with the geniune blue box, tust me. Boil the mac noodles according to the package directions but instead of adding the other ingredients, just stir in the cheese and viola...Easy, more economical Easy Mac!...more

Wells Tower’s Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned & Asparagus Cheese Orzo

It should come as no surprise that Wells Tower’s Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned is not a happy book. It is, however, delicate, witty, tragic, and paints a truer and more complex picture of the modern human condition than I have read for a very long time....more

Recipe for Squid Ink Pasta with Scallops

Squid Ink Pasta Adds Color to this RecipeWant to jazz up your pasta dinner with a little color? Try flavored or colored pasta like squid ink.  While the thought of squid for some people may make them say – yuck- I know many of you are daring enough to try it.My video will show you just how easy it is to create this visually stimulating dish that combines squid ink pasta, scallops and fresh vegetables....more

Leftover Makeover Edition - Panko Fried Pasta - AKA The Pasta Burger

As a chef, I LOVE fresh ingredients.  I'd rather hit the farmers market over the mall any day.  But as a mom, I love using leftovers... In this post, I'm going to show you how easy it is to take last nights leftovers and turn them into a whole new meal......more

Delicious (and sort of easy!) Chicken Carbonara Recipe

 Anytime we went to an Italian restaurant, my husband always ordered chicken carbonera.  I got the idea to try and learn how to make it at home for him.  I found this ...more

Pasta with Romano Beans and Crispy Bacon

This is a complete pantry dish.  I love this because it’s hearty, healthy, yummy and dare I say, cheap?  The most expensive aspect of this dish is the bacon and really, you’re only using two strips (check out the notes!).http://lisagcooks.com/lisa-g-news/pasta-with-romano-beans-and-crispy-bacon/...more

Seafood Pasta

Play Dates

A lot of times when the boys have friends over they want it to be a “dinner” play date. As I am cooking for three anyway, I usually don't mind, what is one or two more. But since all play dates are not created equal, there are times the night doesn’t always end as planned....more

Pesto Meatballs