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Bgecko added: Spaghetti Squash Lasagna Bowls - The Balanced Berry. These spaghetti squash lasagna bowls are hearty, comforting and absolutely delicious.

Bgecko added: Spaghetti Squash Lasagna Bowls - The Balanced Berry

The perfect fall dinner! Blogging can be pretty high maintenance, especially if you blog about food. Putting together a recipe, testing it (multiple times), photographing it, editing the photos then finally putting it all together in one pretty blog post is hard work. Let me be real – this post is not one of those high maintenance posts. I originally made this recipe a few weeks ago when I was sick with a gnarly cold and just wanted some warm, comforting, cheesy food for dinner.

After making these lasagna bowls, I took a taste, loved it and immediately took them outside to snap a photo. 40 Ways To Make Creative Mac And Cheese With All Your Favorite Pastas.


One-Pot Caprese Pasta Dinner Recipe. One-Pot Caprese Pasta Dinner: It’s all cooked in the same pot!

One-Pot Caprese Pasta Dinner Recipe

The quickest, most delicious pasta dinner you will ever make! HI! Happiest of Sundays, everyone! You guys. It’s the 1st of June! SO! The real question is, what do you make for din din when it’s this hot?! Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Gouda Cheese Sauce. This morning I was looking at my home page and I realized that there is a lot of orange sweet potato and pumpkin going on.

Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Gouda Cheese Sauce

Considering the time of year I think it is very fitting. Maybe I should go red and green when Christmas comes around? Got any green and red recipes that I can try out for Christmas? In keeping with the autumn orange theme I got the idea to try a sweet potato gnocchi covered in gouda cheese sauce. The idea was to do it in a stovetop mac and cheese kind of style. I have never made a potato gnocchi before. First and most important you need 1 pound of sweet potato. Cruft: Lasagna Cupcakes.

When Intelligentsia Coffee opened in Pasadena recently, I was intrigued the lasagna cupcakes they served.

Cruft: Lasagna Cupcakes

The cupcakes are made by Heirloom LA, a catering business. About the size of a muffin, a single lasagna cupcake was a delicious meal. After seeing how much my daughter enjoyed them (she ate my entire cupcake and I had to order a second one), I decided I had to try making them at home. After a bit of research, here is my method. The girls love them and take them to school as lunch. The ingredients are fairly simple. Spray or wipe the cupcake tin with olive oil for prevent sticking and add a little flavor. Once you filled in the first layer, gently press another wrapper in, forming another cup. Once you've placed the second wrapper, repeat the filling as you see fit. A bit of Mozzarella cheese on top of it all. I baked them for 20 minutes at 375° F and then come out perfectly browned. You can do pretty much anything you want as filling from more meats to a vegan version.

The Best Pasta Sauce Ever. Do me a favor: MAKE THIS PASTA SAUCE FOR DINNER TONIGHT!

The Best Pasta Sauce Ever

I think you’ll thank me. It’s absolutely, positively, hands down, 100% the best pasta sauce I have ever tasted. Gnocchi with a grater. Do you ever feel like a kitchen incompetent?

gnocchi with a grater

That despite what seems like The Entire Rest of the World being able to cook something flawlessly, even going so far as to boast, “This is so EASY to make!” Each and every time you try it, you fail? Believe me, it’s not just you. Before this past weekend, nothing made me feel more unskilled and less deserving of your readership than gnocchi, which was a damned shame because it’s probably my favorite pasta in the entire world. Chicken Stuffed Shells Recipe. I love stuffed shells… From Italian and taco stuffed shells all the way to chicken stuffed shells.

Chicken Stuffed Shells Recipe

Chicken stuffed shells are a great way to make good use of left over chicken. I have seen many different recipes all using different methods but I decided to try this one. I prefer Italian flavors over cream of mushrooms soup and such. Even though I am not a big fan of ricotta cheese a lot of it goes into this recipe. Not only does ricotta go into this recipe but mozzarella and parmesan cheeses go into it as well. Ingredients: 1 box jumbo uncooked pasta shells 6 garlic cloves (minced) 2 chicken breasts (cooked and shredded) 1 (30 oz) container ricotta cheese 1/3 cup Italian breadcrumbs 1 ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon pepper 1 ½ teaspoons dried parsley 6 basil leaves (torn) 1/3 cup half and half 28 oz pasta sauce ¼ cup parmesan cheese 1 cup mozzarella cheese Cooking Instructions: Step 1: Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees.

Gnocchi Mac & Cheese. Ahhhh mac and cheese.

Gnocchi Mac & Cheese

Those mere words stir up feelings of comfort...home....the food you loved as a kid. If you asked a 100 people what their favorite comfort food was, I'm guessing close to half would say mac and cheese. I'm sure meatloaf and mashed potatoes are right up there too. Why is that the combination of cheese and pasta can make our mouths water?