This, that and the other…

Smiling eggs make better brownies.

I could get with this…or I could get with that… (You’re envisioning the Kia Soul Hamster Rap commercial, aren’t you?) Basically, this sums up my thoughts on my pantry and fridge contents last night as I faced making dinner. We’re finally getting some rain here, and I was happy to stay in and make a meal. But, what to make? I had no real plan, and I had bits of this and bits of that for ingredients. When in doubt, make a salad and some pasta! Continue reading


Penne for Your Thoughts?

Tonight’s supper is my Penne with Kale, Sausage and Roasted Tomatoes recipe. In the beginning, I always made this with Sweet Italian Pork Sausage, but now I substitute Chicken Sausage to make a healthier dish. This takes a little effort in prep and cooking time, but it’s worth it, and the result is a somewhat Sicilian-inspired dish. Continue reading