Potato Gnocchi with Sage Brown Butter Sauce

This light and fluffy Potato Gnocchi is complemented with a delicious (yet simple!)
Sage Brown Butter Sauce.  Buon appetito!

This light and fluffy Potato Gnocchi is complemented with a delicious (yet simple!) Sage Brown Butter Sauce.  Buon appetito!It’s funny how your tastes in food are influenced.  Obviously, you probably take a strong influence from the foods you ate growing up.  But there’s more to it than that.  (Otherwise, I’d be a strictly meat and potatoes kind of guy!)  I had the opportunity to study in Italy one summer while I was in college, and that trip absolutely influenced my foodie tastes.  I mean, c’mon…it’s Italy.  How can you not be influenced by the amazing food in Italy?Continue Reading »

Supreme Pizza Pasta Bake

Loaded with your favorite pizza toppings, this Supreme Pizza Pasta Bake is an easy and delicious weeknight meal!

Loaded with your favorite pizza toppings, this Supreme Pizza Pasta Bake is an easy and delicious weeknight meal!We eat a lot of pizza here in our house.  We spent many Saturday nights tweaking (not twerking…although I know it sounds similar) and perfecting our homemade pizza dough recipe, and now it’s a staple weekend meal around here.  But here’s the thing.  Homemade pizza dough takes a bit of planning to make.  You’ve got to start it the night before so it develops flavor.  Then you have to mix it up in the afternoon and let it rise so that the dough is ready for some awesome toppings come dinner-time.  I don’t mind the extra effort…especially when the pizzas are so darned tasty!  But I wanted to find a way to adapt this pizza recipe into a weeknight meal.  Say hello to the Supreme Pizza Pasta Bake.Continue Reading »

Basil Garlic Fettuccine

Pull out that pasta maker and make some homemade Basil Garlic Fettuccine.
Top it with Lemon Garlic Shrimp for an easy date-night at home meal!

Pull out that pasta maker and make some homemade Basil Garlic Fettuccine.  Top it with Lemon Garlic Shrimp for an easy date-night at home meal!Back when I was a kid, we’d often pile in the car and take the 4-hour drive from Charleston, SC up to my grandparents’ house upstate.  My grandparents lived in a small town, and they had a ton of land.  For a little boy with a big imagination, this was pretty much my heaven.  I spent the days roaming the backyard pretending that pirate’s treasure was buried out there somewhere.  Continue Reading »

Pesto Pasta with Grilled Chicken

This Pesto Pasta with Grilled Chicken is an easy and delicious weeknight meal.  Serve it cold as a summer pasta salad or hot as a delicious winter entree!

This Pesto Pasta Salad with Grilled Chicken is an easy and delicious weeknight meal.  Serve it cold as a summer pasta salad or hot as a delicious winter entree!Stop and take a moment to think back to being a kid in the summer.  Seriously.  Close your eyes for a moment and think back to what it was like when you were 8-years old, and summer had just started.  That was the best time ever!  I remember waiting with such anticipation for that last day of school.  I think I even made a countdown calendar on the wall where I’d mark off the days left.  Every day seemed to take forever…especially knowing that a whole 3 months of carefree fun was waiting for me!  (Yet now the days…and years…seem to fly by at warp speed.  What’s up with that?)Continue Reading »