Pumpkin Lasagna Recipe With Ricotta & Swiss Chard

Here’s our last pumpkin pasta recipe of the season. October is National Pasta Month and National Pumpkin Month. National Pasta Day is October 17th; October 25th is World Pasta Day. October 26th is National Pumpkin Day. We’ve been partying with pasta: celebrating the harvest season and shortly, Halloween and Thanksgiving. Pumpkin recipes shouldn’t stop when…
Continue reading “Pumpkin Lasagna Recipe With Ricotta & Swiss Chard”

A Venus Flytrap For Your Kitchen: It Eats Flying Insects

[1] We couldn’t find a way to kill a kitchen insect, so we finally bought a Venus flytrap (photos #1 to #5 © Rocket Farms). [2] The inside of the traps are red, luring insects and making them more attractive houseplants. [3] Uh oh. [4] Gotcha! [5] Baby flytraps growing in a Rocket Farms greenhouse.…
Continue reading “A Venus Flytrap For Your Kitchen: It Eats Flying Insects”

Grown-Up, Homemade SpaghettiOs Recipe For National Pasta Month

We’ve been loading up on pasta recipes since October is National Pasta Month. It’s as good an excuse as any to try more recipes. We were charmed at the idea of Grown-Up SpaghettiOs in this recipe from DeLallo (yes, SpaghettiOs is the proper spelling—no hyphen, no apostrophe). SpaghettiOs was created to make dinner easier for…
Continue reading “Grown-Up, Homemade SpaghettiOs Recipe For National Pasta Month”

Pumpkin Manicotti Recipe For Fall, Halloween & Thanksgiving

[1] Pumpkin manicotti: comfort food for fall and winter (photo © Taste of Home). [2] Pumpkin gnocchi with butter sage sauce. Here’s the recipe (photos #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7 © DeLallo). [3] This spicy pumpkin carbonara recipe is made with buccatini—thich spaghetti with a hole in the center. But you can substitute…
Continue reading “Pumpkin Manicotti Recipe For Fall, Halloween & Thanksgiving”

Halloween Wine? 7 Deadly Zin Zinfandel From California

Meet 7 Deadly Zins, an old vine Zinfandel from California’s Lodi Valley. The 7 Deadly brand released its first vine in 2002. The company says that the brand was born from the winemaker’s Catholic school upbringing and lust for making hedonistically seductive* wine. “Sinful indeed,” they say, “our 2018 Old Vine Zinfandel is full-bodied and…
Continue reading “Halloween Wine? 7 Deadly Zin Zinfandel From California”