Sausage Rigatoni

Dinner | February 10, 2020 | By

Sausage Rigatoni in spicy tomato cream sauce with plenty of garlic and Parmesan cheese. Delicious homemade sauce is easy and quick enough for weeknights or anytime you need a total comfort meal!

When it comes to comfort, Sausage Rigatoni is pretty high on the list. It’s ideal for busy weeknights, popular with almost everyone and if you’re looking for a quick and easy Valentine’s Day dinner (I beg of you skip the reservations!) this is it.

This dish has something for everyone: pasta, meat, a really great sauce and plenty of cheese. Let’s just say it’s saucy, a little spicy, decadent and crazy good in every way.


Chocolate Covered Fruit

fruit covered in chocolate

Dessert | January 15, 2020 | By

Chocolate Covered Fruit ~ fresh fruit dipped in dark chocolate. This healthy dessert tastes amazing and looks fancy, but is incredibly easy to make!

Valentine’s Day . . . game day . . . pretty much any day ending in Y is the right time to make these little beauties because fruit dipped in chocolate just tastes better. Can I get a high five on that one?

Chocolate Covered Fruit is not only delicious and impressive looking, but healthier than many other dessert options and takes just minutes to make.

I published a healthy fruit dip a while back but dipping fruit in chocolate takes fruit to a whole new level. Tangy-sweet fruit covered in dark chocolate ~ who can resist?


Easy Chocolate Raspberry Tart

easy chocolate raspberry tart ~ light rustic chocolate raspberry tart ~ golden puffed pastry topped with Nutella, homemade raspberry sauce, fresh raspberries dusted with confectioner’s sugar.

Dessert | February 12, 2019 | By

Easy Chocolate Raspberry Tart ~ simple, deliciously light rustic chocolate raspberry tart. Golden puffed pastry topped with Nutella, homemade raspberry sauce, fresh raspberries dusted with confectioner’s sugar.

Today I’m here with a Public Service Announcement: Do not make reservations this Valentine’s Day. For the record, I’m coming from experience(s) that include rushed meals, lost reservations, limited menus and a less than stellar meal.

Let’s shake things up this year and make dinner (heart-shaped pizza excluded) along with this luscious, decadent easy dessert for afterward. Or before . . . no judgement here. Because you’re guaranteed to have room for dessert if you start with it.

I’m not anti-Valentine’s Day. Or even Galentine’s Day. Celebrate to your heart’s content . . . with a dinner at home. Why you ask? Because it’s just a damn good idea. Granted you’ll have cleanup, but the meal will be infinitely better.