Butter Pasta with Parmesan

My girls favorite pasta. Easy. Use whatever pasta you have. 😊

Cook pasta 2 minutes less. Drain. Add a softened stick of butter. Stir in with half a cup of Parmesan cheese. Cook until combined. Serve with more Parmesan.

Pork Ragu with Pappardelle 

Old recipe + new pasta = Happy Family

Pork Ragu with Pappardelle


1 large Pork Butt
1 onion, chopped
2 carrots, chopped
2 celery ribs, chopped (feel free to add any more veggies…mushrooms, peppers, etc…)
2 cloves garlic, crushed and chopped
3 tablespoons tomato paste
4 tablespoons Worschestire Sauce
1 glass of red wine
1 large can tomato sauce
1 large can crushed tomatoes
1/2 container of beef broth
1 tablespoon sugar
salt and pepper to taste
fresh herbs, chopped- whatever you have- use dried herbs if you don’t have fresh…tablespoons of whatever, don’t be scared to add herbs…sage, oregano, rosemary, marjoram, thyme, parsley, etc.
1 pound of Bucatini- I have also used polenta, egg noodles, couscous, mashed potatoes etc. Use a sturdy pasta/grain/potato


Salt and pepper each side of your Butt. Make sure you heat your large Dutch oven on high.

Brown your meat on all sides. Give each large side a good 8-10 minutes. Each small side gets a good 4-5 minutes. There probably will be a lot of smoke. This is normal.
While browning all sides, cut up all your veggies.
Once all sides are brown, take the meat out.
Add your veggies and cook down for 6 minutes. Add your garlic. Add your tomato paste. Cook together for about 4 minutes or so. Add the wine and worcestershire; reduce to half, about 8 minutes. Mix well.
Add the tomato sauce and crushed tomatoes.
Add in your beef broth. Mix Well.
Add back in your pork.
Cook for at least 4 hours. Turn every 1/2 hour.
Cook your pasta. Add your sauce to the pasta. AMAZING!

Gigantic french loaf that barely fit in the oven.

I found these at Sprouts today. New favorite!

Hello, Gorgeous!

Creamy Tarragon Chicken with Peas and Mushrooms

Evening guys! So I made this yummy dish last night. I saw something similar in one of my food magazines and thought I would alter the recipe to what I had. I served it with a side of garlic toast. It was perfect. Seconds and clean plates for everyone!

Creamy Tarragon Chicken with Peas and Mushrooms


4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut bite sized or sliced thinly
1/2 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 container mushrooms, sliced
1 cup frozen peas
1 handful chopped tarragon
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup chicken stock
salt, pepper, and olive oil as needed…


In a cast iron skillet, cook down your onions, garlic, and mushrooms with salt and pepper to taste, about 6 minutes on med. high heat with a couple tablespoons of olive oil. Add in butter and liquid. Mix well and reduce, about 5 minutes.
Coat chicken with flour and season with salt and pepper and mix in sauce. Cook about 10 minutes.
Add in the frozen peas, cheese, and fresh tarragon. Incorporate well and serve over egg noodles or rice.
Adding some garlic toast will make your family happy.


Scallops and Bacon with Alfredo Pasta and Peas

Happy Sunday! Here is what was for dinner tonight!


Scallops and Bacon with Alfredo Pasta and Peas


1 pound Scallops- dry well and season both sides with salt and pepper
1/2 pound bacon
1/2 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup frozen peas
1 container of your favorite Alfredo Sauce
one container of pasta- I used fresh Angel Hair (from the fridge section)
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup grated Parmesan Cheese


Boil water and cook pasta.

Cook your bacon off in a cast iron skillet. Drain on paper towels and tent with aluminum foil. Chop when it has cooled off a bit.

Turn down heat add your onions and garlic for about 5 minutes. Move your onions and garlic toward the edges and add in your scallops. Cook on medium high heat for 2 minutes per side. Do not overcook!!!

Take out the scallops and add in your frozen peas, butter, sauce, and cheese. Mix well. Add in your pasta. If too thick, add in a bit of pasta water. Top with bacon and scallops!

I wasn’t sure how the girls would like the scallops, but they gobbled them up!

Pesto Pasta with Greens, Artichokes, and Tomatoes

Hello again! Cooking like a maniac tonight! I wanted to make some lunches for the week, so I decided to make this pasta with some veggies I had and some leftover pesto from last week. This is a great vegetarian meal, but you could always add your favorite protein if you wish! This meal took less than 15 minutes! So easy and delicious!

Pesto Pasta with Greens, Artichokes, and Tomatoes


1/2 container of angel hair pasta
3/4 pint of cherry tomatoes
1 container artichokes packed in olive oil
1 container of mixed greens
1/2 container pesto
3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese