Easiest “homemade” treat ever?? Read More »
When ShopRite sent me a package of their line of individual organic raisin boxes to report on, I was happy to have a quick snack around for tucking into lunch bags for the day along with some nuts, but also armed with a forthcoming incentive to bake up a batch of my favorite bran muffins to share with you, Read More »
ShopRite provided me with a variety of Barilla products to test and review in anticipation of their co-sponsorship of a sweepstakes for the New York City Wine and Food Festival (NYCWFF). Check out the contest and enter to win tickets to this year’s NYCWFF.
Barilla is my preferred pasta brand due to the variety of shapes available and the quality. I prefer to cook my pasta al dente and Barilla pasta cooks perfectly every time and holds up well to sauces, even after baking in the oven or reheating in the microwave.
Barilla’s line of tortellini includes a variety of dried pastas. I appreciate the tortellini is shelf-stable because it doesn’t take up precious freezer space and I can always keep a bag on hand for a quick meal. I prepared the Three Cheese Tortellini with Barilla Marinara sauce for a quick lunch for my family. I added some Italian sausage to the mix to appease my meat-loving husband. It was quicker than takeout, simple to prepare and even my 2-year old enjoyed both the meal and its leftovers.
I keep a variety of Barilla pasta shapes in my pantry for quick weeknight meals. Barilla’s jarred pasta sauces are great and I like to enhance them with ground beef or Italian sausage. Once you add meat and customize the sauce to your family’s taste, you can freeze it in quart-sized portions for easy weeknight meals.
We’re big fans of baked macaroni and cheese and with the holidays and cool weather coming we will be enjoying that family favorite more often. I love making macaroni and cheese with Barilla’s Cellentani, which is similar to a traditional macaroni except it has a corkscrew shape.
I’ve found that ShopRite has the widest variety of Barilla pasta available in our area. Try a few new shapes of pasta and don’t forget to enter for a chance to win a trip to to New York for the 2014 New York City Wine and Food Festival!
We are big football fans in my family and now that football season is officially here, I’m pumped to cheer my team on. No football game is complete without some serious food. I’m partial to chili and cornbread, or steak and cheese sandwiches, or wings with celery and blue cheese sauce. Plus, there’s the snacks! Read More »
I don’t know about you but we are holding on to summer for as long as we can!! I’m not ready for the colder weather or fall flavors just yet. We still have lots of fresh summer produce in our local ShopRite so that is what inspired this Summer Pasta Primavera dish brought to you Barilla.
Have I got a treat for you! Today, not only am I bringing you a delicious recipe, but I’m also brining you an opportunity to win a trip to the NYC Wine & Food Festival! Well, actually, I can’t take full credit. ShopRite and Barilla have teamed up to run a sweepstakes giving away tickets to the event. Read More »
For the past two years at my children’s school, a nutritionist from a local program aimed at teaching school children about healthy eating comes to speak to the kids. They learn about healthy foods, vitamins and minerals, and about what they need to eat to keep their minds fresh and their bodies strong. Read More »
I always feel like a better cook during the summer. Despite all outdoor signals that the oven should not be on, my creativity is fueled by the unbelievable amount of fresh seasonal produce available. With that in mind, I resort to simple yet flavorful dishes and techniques. Read More »
In my busy life, I work two part time jobs. I’m also the coordinator for the soccer program at my children’s school, and a troop leader for my daughter’s Girl Scout troop.
That means that now that school has started, our evenings are a little crazy. Read More »