spaghetti squash carbonara with sweet green peas

Hey, I have absolutely nothing against pasta, but sometimes it is nice to lighten things up a bit. A simple truth: spaghetti squash will never be pasta. But that doesn't mean it can't be delicious. Especially when you don't have to sacrifice the cheesy, creamy goodness with crispy, garlicky pancetta of a traditional carbonara. We… Continue reading spaghetti squash carbonara with sweet green peas

peach, prosciutto, goat cheese & arugula pizza with balsamic honey drizzle

If ever there was a pizza that encapsulates the flavors of summer, this is it. Peaches are at their peak in the heat of summer and it is always nice to lighten up a classic dinner favorite like pizza when the temperatures outside may rival the temperature in your oven. We recently went to Fredericksburg,… Continue reading peach, prosciutto, goat cheese & arugula pizza with balsamic honey drizzle

slovacek’s jalapeño cheese smoked sausage & veggies

Ever been to Snook, TX? Me neither. But my in-laws are regulars there. The famous Slovacek's (also in West, TX too) processes my father-in-law's venison a few times a year and turns it into the BEST sausage in the world. No time to head to Slovacek's? No problem. You can often find their sausage at… Continue reading slovacek’s jalapeño cheese smoked sausage & veggies

capellini with brie, pancetta, & parsley

Brie has the power to transform. From that cheese platter staple to a melty, creamy sauce for pasta. Think of lighter spaghetti carbonara. With the salty, crispy pieces of pork. CAPELLINI WITH BRIE, PANCETTA & PARSLEY Yields: 4 servings Ingredients: 8 oz. capellini pasta (or angel hair pasta) 1/2 cup reserved hot pasta water 4… Continue reading capellini with brie, pancetta, & parsley