Summertime Tortellini Pasta Salad

Summertime Tortellini Pasta Salad

Summertime Tortellini Pasta Salad is packed full of tomatoes, peppers and cheese tortellini. It’s topped off with Italian Dressing. Perfect for Summertime picnics. You guys! Memorial Day is just around the corner and then Summer. My favorite time of year. I love hot weather and as I get older I love it even more. Seems […]




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One Pot Enchilada Pasta

One Pot Enchilada Pasta is a quick one-pot dish loaded with corn, black beans, and pasta with just a touch of spice. *I published this post originally on Real Housemoms, three years ago. * This One Pot Enchilada Pasta dish has everything you would want in an enchilada, but with pasta. It’s one of those […]




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Garlic Lover’s Spaghetti

garlic lover's spaghetti - confessions of a cooking diva

This Garlic Lover’s Spaghetti is a garlic lover’s dream hence the name. Not only is it full of garlic, but it has a bit of spice to it as well. A must make if you love garlic! Hello! It’s been a hot minute since I last posted. The end of Summer has been crazy and […]




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Caprese Orzo Salad

Caprese Orzo Salad - confessions of a cooking diva

Caprese Orzo Salad is packed full of pasta, tomatoes, cheese, basil and great dressing. I can hardly believe Summer is almost over! Where does the time go? Although Summer vacations maybe wrapping up and kids heading back to school, the bounty of Summer vegetables are still going strong and it’s time we take advantage of […]




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Creamy Asparagus Risotto

creamy asparagus risotto - confessions of a cooking diva

Creamy Asparagus Risotto is decadent, rich, the ultimate comfort food. My husband and I love to go to a local Italian restaurant that serves the best mushroom risotto. They only put it on their winter menu and we can’t wait to rush over there when we know it’s on the menu. Perfecting risotto has been […]




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Acini di Pepe Pasta Salad

acini di pepe pasta salad - confessions of a cooking diva

Acini di Pepe Pasta Salad is the perfect side dish for your  next Summer picnic. I love, love, love this salad. I probably say that on every recipe, but really this one is fantastic. I love the combination of the tender pasta, tart tomatoes, the salty taste of the feta cheese and the crunch of […]




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Cheesy Gnocchi and Sausage Bake #SundaySupper

cheesy gnocchi and sausage bake - confessions of a cooking diva

Cheesy Gnocchi and Sausage Bake is easy, cheesy and packed with gnocchi and sausage. There is nothing better than Italian comfort food and this has all the markings of a perfect comfort food. It has cheese, sausage, potatoes and did I mention cheese? It’s super simple to put together and perfect for any day of […]




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Spaghetti Carbonara

spaghetti carbonara

Spaghetti Carbonara is a rich and decadent pasta dish that will leave everyone swooning at the kitchen table. Originally published on Cooking with Ruthie where I am a contributor. Have you seen the movie Something’s Gotta Give? It’s a great movie with Diane Keaton and Jack Nicholson. One of the scenes in the movie involves […]




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