Coconut Milk Curry Noodle Soup

Due to a combination of the holidays, travel, and laziness, I have not been drinking nearly as many green smoothies, eating as many apples, or eating as many veggie heavy dinners.  And I can tell!  Not because my clothes feel tight, but when I take a marked deviation from the way I am used to eating, my body says, “Hey, lady! What’s with this?!”   Because you guys, I have been tired, and craving all kinds of bad for me things – probably because my body is nutritionally deprived from when I visited my friend and we chowed down to things like “Man Fries” (French Fries topped with all sorts…

Wild Rice and Mushroom Risotto Stuffed Pumpkin

I don’t watch TV other than the news… So I’m often out of the loop when it comes to TV references – unless they are from the 90’s, then I’m all over it.  A friend recently explained the “put a bird on it” reference from Portlandia.  If you are familiar with the skit, you probably are having a little chuckle about hipsters right now.  But, if you are like me, you are looking up the video clip on YouTube – which is what I did.  In fact, here’s the link. Now that everyone is up to speed… If putting the image of a bird on an otherwise boring or  typical…

Pumpkin Ricotta Ravioli with Brown Butter Sage Sauce

Since I basically wrote a novel length post earlier this week.  I’m going to keep this short and sweet….  And filled with amazing pumpkin ricotta filling with a brown butter sage sauce drizzled over the top.  Sound good? So you know the homemade pasta recipe and tutorial I posted a couple days ago?  I made raviolis filled with this pumpkin ricotta filling and almost had to be rolled out of my chair because I ate so many.  They were that good.  I think I might even be in new favorite food territory with this one. Tender raviolis.  Pillowy pumpkin ricotta filling. The most perfectly savory brown butter, brown sugar, and…

How to make Handmade Pasta

I remember being about 5 years old in the kitchen when my Nonna and Mom were covered in flour rolling pasta dough for raviolis.  I was too young to really be anything other than in the way, so I don’t remember much about the process until dinner time rolled around.  Even then, as a 5 year old who was plenty happy with PB and honey sandwiches, hash browns, and tacos (3 of my favorite foods for a loooong time), I remember biting into the raviolis and knowing that they were something special. Fast forward a few years and I was having a pasta making lesson of my own.  No fancy…

Double Chocolate Spider Cake

Halloween is just days away!  Are you ready? For everyone’s sake, I hope that you are more organized than I am this year.  Halloween always sneaks up on me.  I’m not into dark and creepy things, so the ghoulish decor never really interested me.  Plus fall harvest theme is prettier and for those of us lazy people out there (a.k.a. me!) you can roll that right on over into Thanksgiving.  Laziness for the win!  Plus that leaves more time for things like making a Spun Sugar “Web” (my version of Halloween decor..) for this chocolate cake with a fluffy chocolate buttercream.  So this cake… It is moist, flavorful, chocolate-y goodness!…
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