Penne alla Vodka

  I teased about this recipe for a while and here it finally is. I worked on this for a while, trying to take a very heavy Italian dish and lighten it a tad. The original recipe, by Pioneer Woman, has more cream and butter than any person should probably have in a month. I played around with reducing the fats and perfected it to the recipe you see below. One of my favorite restaurants serves … [Read more...]

Crockpot Ratatouille

During Meatless March and our journey to use less meat I have yet to turn to those faux meat products. I have used regular old tofu a few times, but the soy crumbles that are meant to taste like turkey or chicken just kind of weird me out.  Instead I have been seeking out filling and hearty vegetable heavy dishes, such as this ratatouille. Dump all the ingredients into the crockpot and let it … [Read more...]

Crockpot Turkey Spaghetti Sauce

Spaghetti is one of those dishes that I don’t make to often. If I cook spaghetti once a year I consider that a lot. I do really enjoy it though, especially the leftovers. There is something about Italian food, it seems to get better with age. As a self proclaimed crockpot lover. I haven’t been using mine nearly enough recently. I love the convenience of the crockpot some days and I really need … [Read more...]

Zucchini Lasagna

Love lasagna but don’t love all the carbs? You need to try zucchini lasagna! I was a little skeptical at first, but after trying it I loved it. You get all the flavors of lasagna with a lot less calories. I decided to make mine vegetarian, but you can easily use a meat sauce if you think you might need a little more substance. Now don’t get me wrong the zucchini is not going to taste exactly … [Read more...]