Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta

When I began planning this year’s #HunkiedorieHarvestParty I knew I wanted to step up my game and change the menu as much as I could from the previous year. I usually try to have the following in my menu: Appetizers Soup Salad Chicken/Poultry Beef Vegetarian/Pasta 1-2 Sides Dessert A few weeks ago I posted my beef option, the Herb Crusted Prime Rib. My sister is … Continue reading Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta

Stuffed Shells

This is probably one of my signature dinners. It’s nothing exciting but it tends to be something that my friends request pretty frequently. It is always guaranteed for both my birthday and my friend Ali’s birthday. This past weekend Ali rented a cabin in Hayward for her and a group of friends to celebrate her birthday over the weekend. I have to say it was one … Continue reading Stuffed Shells

Kielbasa Brussel Pasta

I have a slight addiction to brussel sprouts, I am very disappointed that I didn’t discover these little morsels until college. I am always looking for new ways to incorporate them into my recipes. The other night I decided to attempt another “crap in a pan meal” which consists of me throwing some of my favorite ingredients together in a pan and hoping for the best. … Continue reading Kielbasa Brussel Pasta

Tomato Basil Pasta Salad

This is my mom’s all time favorite pasta. With its nice light and zesty dressing and fresh basil accents it is the perfect side dish for any summer meal. I love being able to use my Burpee Cherry Tomatoes and fresh Basil from my garden during the summer months Ingredients: 1 C. Olive Oil 1 T. Butter Juice of 1 Lemon 1/4 C. Red Wine Vinegar 3 … Continue reading Tomato Basil Pasta Salad

Roasted Red Pepper Baked Ziti

My sister is still going strong with her vegetarian lifestyle which is starting to become a real challenge for me. I’m not a veggie lover and for me the more meat in a meal the better. I love that her new lifestyle choice has made me step outside my comfort zone and try different recipes. With this baked ziti I was able to split the casserole between … Continue reading Roasted Red Pepper Baked Ziti

Bacon Mushroom Risotto

This was my first attempt at making risotto and luckily it was a huge success. The combination of creamy rice peppery bacon and earthy mushrooms is the perfect side dish for any dinner. I paired mine with Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops (recipe coming soon!). This recipe does make a lot, my family and I will be eating leftovers for a while, but this is delicious … Continue reading Bacon Mushroom Risotto