Orzo Paella

March 27 is National Paella Day. Paella is a regional Spanish dish that originated in Valencia, which is located on the eastern coast of Spain. This recipe is an easy alternative to using rice which can be a bit tricky. Orzo is a rice shape pasta tha cooks up in 5 minutes. Traditional paella uses […]

Ginger Beef and Ramen Noodle Soup

Like many college students, I’ve eaten my fair share of ramen noodles. The inexpensive pasta packet was a mainstay in my culinary reportoire. However, I’m not one to just pour water over the noodles and dump a salty flavor pack in the bowl and call it dinner.  No sir. My favorite concoction consisted of ramen, […]

Creamy Orzo with Ham and Peas

This summer I’ve been pretty slack when it comes to making lunch for my children. During the school year I’m the queen of lunch. I make sure my kids have enough food so they don’t get so hungry that they can’t think in school. Since my husband and I pay tuition my philosophy is you need to […]

Broccoli and Sausage Rigatoni

I love it when I find everything I need for dinner in my pantry and freezer, and I don’t have to make a trip to the grocery store.  Don’t get me wrong, grocery shopping is probably my favorite passtime. I love going early in the morning when it’s just me and the staff, and I […]