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Oh hi! I’m Melissa.

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If there’s one thing I know how to cook, it’s pasta. I grew up in a home where pasta was always on the table, and I love serving it to my family today. From traditional Italian dishes to classic macaroni and cheese, I love them all and can’t wait to share them with you.


Easy Pasta Recipes

These simple recipes are perfect for any night of the week, and can usually be made with pantry staples.


Latest from the blog…

Pink Sauce Recipe

Pink Sauce Recipe

Pink pasta sauce is a decadent, meatless sauce. Made with crushed tomatoes, Italian cheeses and heavy cream, this beautiful pink sauce is thick and luscious. Toss it with your favorite pasta for a flavorful meal that’s ready in 15 minutes!

Chili Spaghetti

Chili Spaghetti

Seasoned with spices and chocolate, this chili spaghetti recipe has a unique taste that’s unlike any other style of chili. It’s served over spaghetti and topped with beans, onions and cheese. Chili spaghetti is a great meal for serving a crowd, and can be individualized to each person’s taste.

Lemon Orzo Soup

Lemon Orzo Soup

Full of hearty chicken and nutritious vegetables, this lemon orzo soup is vibrant and fresh, even in the middle of winter. Garnish with fresh dill for an added pop of brightness. What I love about lemon orzo soup While soup is traditionally a cold weather food, sometimes I find myself craving the freshness of summer….

Dill Pickle Pasta Salad

Dill Pickle Pasta Salad

Looking for something new to bring to your next potluck? This super flavorful dill pickle pasta salad is a crowd pleaser, and it’s so easy to make. It’s loaded with crunchy dill pickles, savory bacon, sharp cheddar cheese and topped with a creamy dill dressing.

Caramelized Shallot Pasta

Caramelized Shallot Pasta

Why I love this caramelized shallot pasta This recipe is a riff on an old recipe from Blue Apron for Meyer lemon pasta that we made ages ago, and I’ve made it more shallot-centric and went with a more readily available lemons. Instead of cheese, this recipe is topped with crispy, seasoned breadcrumbs. I used…

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