Spaghetti Carbonara

The other night my daughter wanted a side of eggs with her pasta. It felt like the right time to educate her on the origins of my absolute favorite pasta dish. I touched on this a bit in my Cauliflower Carbonara recipe, how my favorite version ever is at Maccheroni in Rome – but let’sContinue reading “Spaghetti Carbonara”

Warm Bacon + Onion Salad

This salad demonstrates how a little bit of bacon can transform your peppery arugula greens from basic to bonkers. This salad is warm and cozy like a fuzzy blanket on a rainy day. Add some chopped grilled chicken or shrimp and it could be a meal in itself! SHOPPING LIST: 1 box of arugula, 1Continue reading “Warm Bacon + Onion Salad”

Creamy Bacon Walnut Pasta

One of my favorite things to do is re-purpose things in new and creative ways. Last week I made the traditional Georgian Salad – which is covered with an herb-less walnut pesto-like dressing. I had a bunch of the walnut dressing leftover and wanted to think outside of the box. It was a dreary dayContinue reading “Creamy Bacon Walnut Pasta”

Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus Bundles

File this under SO EASY but looks super impressive and like isn’t that just the key to life sometimes, folks? SHOPPING LIST: 2 bunches asparagus, 1 package bacon, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper, garlic powder Preheat your oven to 375 degrees and trim the ends off of your asparagus. Spread them out on yourContinue reading “Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus Bundles”

Cauliflower Carbonara

A lot of Rome inspiration these days. My favorite carbonara on Earth also is located in the great city of Rome at Maccheroni. I think it’s just fun to reminisce about foregone days of traveling right now. I got the idea for doing this Cauliflower Carbonara when I had a leftover package of bacon andContinue reading “Cauliflower Carbonara”

Fried Onion + Mushroom Egg Salad

Eggs are one of the few items I can’t find at the stores right now, so when my kids INSISTED on hard-boiled eggs and didn’t eat them there was NO WAY they were going to waste. And since I have fridge full of every grocery I could possible think of – it was time toContinue reading “Fried Onion + Mushroom Egg Salad”