Tortellini with Dill

tortellini with dill

Hey everyone!  Has spring finally sprung by you yet?  We have had a whole string of days where we have gotten to 60 degrees.  Or at least in the 50 degree range.  The heaping piles of snow in my yard have been reduced to one stubborn icy patch by the basketball hoop and snow?  If it means I have to get out there with my blow dryer and an extension cord, your days are NUMBERED. So now that spring is getting spring-like, I'm facing my usual unstoppable need to cook with all kinds of fresh herbs.  I'm a good month away from being in the safe zone of planting my own, so I am throwing all fiscal caution to the wind and paying the price for getting them at the supermarket, so I can make things like tortellini with fresh dill and peas.  Because, SPRING! Read More & Get the Recipe

Chicken Tortellini Soup


Just when you thought I couldn't possibly find one more soup recipe to send your way, here I am back with this scrumptious tortellini number.  Although honestly, it's kind of a cross between a soup and a dish of pasta with lots and lots of warm and wonderful chicken broth sauce...that's how hearty and filling it is.  Think of it as chicken noodle soup meets macaroni and cheese, because those plump little tortellinis are filled with cheese, and they are floating around in broth that is flavored up with carrots, celery, onions and just the right amount of herbs and spices. The second best part?   Read More & Get the Recipe

Tortellini with Basil Cream Sauce


You know, sometimes I think I am just plain contrary when it comes to ingredients. This past summer, when my basil looked like this... ...and was pretty much threatening to take over the world, I was racking my brain for basil recipes. After all, there is only so much pesto that one girl can take. Now that we are in the cold hard dead of winter and my basil crop is just a sweet-smelling memory, I keep running across recipes that call for, yes, you guessed it. And with most of them I just sigh and put them in my "make this next summer" folder, but with this one, I just couldn't stand it anymore. I had to make it, and I had to make it NOW. And of course, basil can be had in the cold hard dead of winter. For a price. But sometimes a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do, and so there I was in the checkout line with my million dollar per pound bunch of basil, and visions of basil cream sauce dancing in my head. Now next summer when I am once again moaning over all the basil in Read More & Get the Recipe