Roasted Tomato,Pesto and Sausage Gnocchi with Toasted Walnuts

Roasted Tomato,Pesto and Sausage Gnocchi with Toasted Walnuts

Recently, Johnsonville Sausage sent me a box full of lots of fun Italian foods to play with in conjunction with their Johnsonville Kitchen Italian Inspiration competition where you can win a trip to Italy!  In the big box was a small box of gnocchi.  For those of you not familiar with gnocchi it is basically an Italian dumpling made out of flour and potato. But for me gnocchi brings back some fun childhood memories.  Growing up in Wisconsin my very English blooded father started an Italian gnocchi company and named [Continue Reading...]

Roasted Cherry Tomato, Garlic and Chicken Pasta

Roasted Tomato and CHicken Pasta

Look what I picked from my garden yesterday morning. A basket full of these lovelies. Underneath there is a nice layer of cherry tomatoes.  My husband loves to just pop them right in his mouth but my favorite thing to do with them is roast them.  It makes them so sweet, just like candy. To roast a cherry tomato just slice it in half and place it in a baking dish cut side up. Drizzle with some olive oil and then sprinkle with kosher salt, pepper and some dried basil [Continue Reading...]

Tuscan Roasted Tomato Pesto Pasta


First of all, I want to say thank you to all of you who have been leaving your favorite weeknight menu ideas.  I’ve got so many great new recipes to try and will be sharing my two week menu plan in the next couple of days so stay tuned. Today’s recipe will be a new addition to our meal plan rotation, at least during tomato season.  Our tomato crop has been a little lean and small this year.  I have been saving today’s recipe for Tuscan Roasted Tomato Pesto Pasta [Continue Reading...]