Mushroom ravioli in rosemary butter sauce

Several weeks ago, a friend’s mother-in-law offered to teach us an old Italian recipe for homemade pasta. We decided to make ravioli, and almost as an afterthought, I realized I’d need a filling. I prepared two: one salmon that was okay, and this one, which turned out to be quite possibly the best ravioli I’ve…

Pasta Fagioli

They say April showers bring May flowers, right? This hearty Italian soup will help get you through the last few months of rainy days before the sun returns. If freezes really well. Just leave out the pasta before freezing, then add in before serving. This is also an excellent meal to bring to families in…

Chicken Marsala

It’s a classic recipe for a reason and definitely a favorite around here! To lighten it up, skip dredging the chicken in flour and thicken the sauce before serving with a slurry of one tablespoon of cornstarch and water. Chicken Marsala (Original recipe: Sweet Savory Life) 2 skinless, boneless, chicken breasts ½ cup all-purpose flour Olive…

Chicken and broccolini in lemon white wine sauce

This recipe is adapted from a friend’s killer lemon chicken orecchiette recipe. I wanted to come up with a pasta-free option for health reasons. It’s delicious both ways, however. When poured over pasta, this is one of my husband’s favorite dinners. Chicken and broccolini in a lemon white wine sauce 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 1-2…