Bacon, Pea, Alfredo Lasagna

Now that it’s really cold outside, I want to eat pasta all of the time. And, you know, I’m seven months pregnant so nothing sounds better than carbs and cheese.   This week we made lasagna – but we mixed it up a bit. We traded in your typical red sauce for alfredo and swapped…

Homemade Pasta

I love digging into a plate of pasta. Part of that stems from my love of carbs (and really, who doesn’t love carbs?). And the other part of that stems from the fact that my father is Italian. Well, he thinks he is, at least. Growing up we ate pasta at least once, if not…

Rainy Sundays and Hearty Stews

Today was one of those perfect rainy Sundays. The kind where you wake up to rain pouring down the windows and onto the back patio. The kind that makes you want to pull on your coziest over-sized sweater, savor a cup of rich, black coffee, and spend the day curled up with your family at…

Peach Butter and Preserving

It is finally fall. Finally time for apple picking, pumpkin patches, golden red leaves, and warm homemade soups. Finally time to grab your jackets out of storage and time to put those flip-flops away. I’m ready for you, fall. … Even if it is still in the 80s – stubborn Missouri. With the fall comes…

Strawberry Jam

In our house there is a great debate. In this debate, there are no compromises. We both believe that we are correct and the other is sadly mistaken. This great debate all centers around peanut butter – more specifically, what type of fruity, sweet substance you use to complete the “J” portion of your PB&J….