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Pea-Pancetta-Mushroom Gnocchi

Pea-Pancetta-Mushroom Gnocchi

Peas, pancetta, mushrooms, gnocchi—these are a few of my favorite things! Continue reading

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Butternut Squash Gnocchi

Butternut Squash Gnocchi

I did it…I successfully made homemade gnocchi!! It wasn’t a simple process, but it was oh-so worth it. I spent my Sunday afternoon meticulously following Iowa Girl Eats recipe for Butternut Squash Gnocchi with Sage-Garlic Butter Sauce, and I was so happy with the results (and believe me, Max was, too!). Plus, the recipe made … Continue reading

Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese

Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese

Butternut squash is one of those foods that is a symbol of the fall season. I’ve been waiting until the weather cooled off to make a butternut squash dish…and after reading the newest BHG magazine, I came across a recipe I HAD to try: Butternut Squash Macaroni & Cheese. I ripped out the recipe, all … Continue reading

Scallop & Veggie Fettuccine

Scallop & Veggie Fettuccine

So I’ve been craving scallops lately. I didn’t have a recipe in particular that I wanted to use, nor have I ever cooked them on my own before…all I knew was that I wanted to eat me some scallops! The only place I trust for scallops in Des Moines is Gateway Market, so I headed … Continue reading

Spring Pappardelle

Spring Pappardelle

So I have been seriously slacking with my blog posts…the long weekend was in sight, and I couldn’t manage to sit still and write anything down. I’ll try to do some catching up this week, don’t worry :). Well, last week after our cooking class, we took home some homemade pasta. I was pretty skeptical … Continue reading

Diary of an Alessandra Cooking Class: Cannelloni

Diary of an Alessandra Cooking Class: Cannelloni

For Max’s birthday, my parents got him a cooking class with Alessandra in the East Village. He’s been wanting to do an Italian cooking class for awhile now, especially since his family makes pasta for holidays, so we went last night for a cannelloni class. (I previously attended Alessandra’s gnocchi class at Meredith — you … Continue reading

Garbage Risotto

What a weekend! Although we were constantly moving, it was so much fun! Between grad parties, family, dog walks, pool time, and softball, I managed to find a little time to throw together a risotto dish for lunches this week. I had a bunch of leftover veggies from recipes last week, and to make sure … Continue reading

Proscuitto & Asparagus Pasta

Proscuitto & Asparagus Pasta

Last night, our good friends Emily and Erik joined us for dinner. I decided to try out a Pinterest recipe I’ve had my eye on for awhile: Proscuitto, Asparagus, Parmesan Pasta from the blog Val So Cal. Lucky for us, Ric Jac asparagus (the BEST asparagus ever!) is in season so I picked some up … Continue reading

Rasta Pasta, Mon.

Rasta Pasta, Mon.

I am SO excited for our trip to Jamaica. Yes, it’s almost a year away, but it gives me something to look forward to when the weather begins to get cold again (sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but it will get cold again 😦 ). Plus, I’ll be able to perfect my … Continue reading

Tuna Noods!

One of my go-to recipes is tuna noodle casserole. Now I know this recipe can get fattening reallll quick, so to curb my casserole craving, Max and I have slowly modified our recipe over the last few years and developed a healthier version that tastes even better than the “real” thing. Coming in at about … Continue reading