Beefy Gnocchi Casserole

Beefy Gnocchi Casserole

Beefy Gnocchi Casserole

I had ground beef to use for dinner and wanted to include gnocchi.  I did a quick web search and laughed at the recipe that caught my eye.  It looked so delicious, but scrolling down I found the recipe was all boxes and cans kind of foods.  I wanted to use up some potatoes and make my own gnocchi and use good shredded cheese.  The recipe might be fine for quick meals but I wanted my casserole to be homemade. Continue reading

Asparagus, Grilled Corn, Cucumber and Tomato Salad

Asparagus Vegetable Salad

Asparagus Vegetable Salad

I was going to make a traditional cucumber salad for a party that we threw to celebrate my P.S.’s birthday recently.  Someone else decided to try a new cucumber recipe so I had to find another way to use some cucumbers.  I had just bought asparagus and cobs of corn and thought they’d taste great together with some other vegetables.  I could already taste a lime vinaigrette on the vegetable salad.  I couldn’t wait! Continue reading

Cottage Cheese Lasagna

Cottage Cheese Lasagna

Cottage Cheese Lasagna

My family has always debated whether lasagna is best when made with cottage cheese or ricotta in the cheese filling.  As a kid, my mom always used cottage cheese.  We didn’t know what ricotta was.  In the Midwest it was considered something sort of “foreign”, maybe vaguely Italian or something.  I loved my mom’s lasagna and continued to use her recipe to make lasagna for my family. Continue reading