Pasta & Noodles

Classic Bolognese

February 24, 2016 Dinner
Classic Bolognese

It was a cold, wet, miserable snowing/hailing/raining mess today, so it’s time to talk about comfort carbs. Bolognese has always been something I thought best left to the pros. My friend Jenn taught me to order it at old school Italian restaurants, and that you know it’s legit if there’s a hint of nutmeg. I […]

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Creamy Bow Tie Pasta with Sausage, Kale & Sundried Tomatoes

January 12, 2015 Dinner
Creamy Bowtie Pasta with Kale and Sausage

In January I usually refrain from bringing treats into the office, because I don’t like hearing everyone complain about how I’m ruining their New Year’s resolutions. I expected more of the same in my new job, however last week, someone put out a gigantic tray of Ferrero Rocher, and it was gone in about 12 […]

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Cheesy Butternut Squash Rigatoni

November 4, 2014 Dinner
Cheesy Butternut Squash Rigatoni

You know this thing the kids say these days – “pics or it didn’t happen”? On Planet Byn it’s like “blog or you didn’t eat it”. I swear, if I don’t blog about something I made, even if I LOVED it, I will promptly forget that it ever existed. I have made this pasta dish […]

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Goulash {Gastropost Mission #41}

March 22, 2013 Beef & Pork

Our Gastropost Mission a couple of weeks ago was all about NOODLES, and the Mission Inspiration was Asian noodles in particular. This is something I feel is best left to the pros. Yes, I have attempted to make Pad Thai at home many years ago. No, it did not go well, and resulted in a […]

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Thick, Rich Tomato Sauce with Beef, Peppers & Mushrooms

March 18, 2013 Beef & Pork
Meat Sauce

2013 is off to a rocky start here on Planet Byn. Whether it’s travel issues (two cancelled flights + almost missed connection), dental issues (cracked tooth + root canal + crown) or health issues (two colds + copious amounts of snot + clogged ear), it’s been hard to stay positive and just generally make it […]

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Butternut Squash, Sage & Goat Cheese Stuffed Shells

January 11, 2013 Pasta & Noodles
Butternut Squash Roasted Shells

Even though I’ve been preaching the virtues of quick meals this week, when it comes to the weekend, there’s usually time to take on something a bit more complicated. Since my Dad was busy watching football last Sunday, my Mom came over to hang out, and her only request for dinner was to make something […]

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Baked Rigatoni & Meatballs

January 8, 2012 Pasta & Noodles

On a Sunday night in January, what more could you ask for? I’m such a sucker for baked pasta, and this has everything: tasty meatballs mixed with veggie loaded tomato sauce and pasta, covered with cheese. I actually made this back in November, but I so wish I was having this for dinner tonight. My […]

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Baked Buffalo Chicken Pasta

June 9, 2011 Pasta & Noodles

In my ongoing obsession with all things buffalo, I saw this recipe on How Sweet It Is, and made it right away (well a couple of weeks ago, but I’m working through my backlog here). It’s seasonally inappropriate with its lack of vegetables and use of two spots on the stove, plus the oven (hot kitchen!), but […]

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Baked Pasta with Three Cheese & Tomato Sauces

February 13, 2011 Pasta & Noodles

We all know by now how I feel about the Golden Globes; they are my Superbowl.  Kristine and Nicole were both away for them this year, so I kicked it with Mom & Dad and we had a good time watching together, after we had a chat about not spontaneously changing channels to football during […]

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Spaghetti & Meatballs

March 5, 2010 Pasta & Noodles

My  mouth is watering just thinking about this. I was super excited to hit tomatoes on the re-introduction list. What more is there to say? I think everyone grew up eating some variation of this dinner. In our house, the sauce either came out of a jar or a can (Sorry Mom!) and it was one […]

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