Spaghetti Squash


This is the easiest dinner you’ll ever make!  Its delicious, healthy and for those on a low carb diet, this is officially going to be your pasta substitute bestie!  I picked up my spaghetti squash from Trader Joe’s (I know, I’m surprised they had it too).  I didn’t get a chance to carve a pumpkin for Halloween so scrapping out the seeds of this squash was as close as I got to making a  jack o lantern this year.  lol.


First step is to cut this sucker in half.  That was the hardest part for me but here’s a tip:  nuke it in the microwave for about 3 -5 mins.  The skin of the melon should soften up a bit and you’ll avoid a bloody accident in the kitchen…*squirms*  Next, drizzle some EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) and sea salt over it.  Pop it in a 350 degree oven for 40 minutes.


Try poking the outer edge of the squash with a fork.  If it’s soft, it’s ready to become spaghetti!  Take a fork and start scrapping off the sides until it starts to look like spaghetti.  Next, I like to top mine off with Newman’s tomato sauce, chopped up Italian sausages or ground beef, and some parmigiano reggiano to finish it off.


Buon Appetito!!

Fancy Caprese Salad in under 5 minutes


I’m always on the look out for easy and elegant recipes for entertaining (or just for the hubs).  When I saw this recipe, I was two steps out the door to the grocery store for mozzarella cheese.  This is seriously super easy to make yet aesthetically pleasing to the eye.  Got a hot date coming over? Make this as a starter and he/she will fall head over heels for you. =)


Big tomatoes

Fresh Mozzarella Cheese

Fresh basil leaves

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Sea Salt

Balsamic Glaze


Wash your tomatoes and basil leaves.

IMG_8497Bring out the three usual suspects for a caprese salad.


Slice the mozzarella and the tomatoes.  If you want more mozzarella, make more slices.


Stuff the mozzarella and basil in the tomato slices.  Drizzle Olive oil and the balsamic glaze to your liking, sprinkle some sea salt and enjoy!


Molto Delizioso!