Fresh Salento Pasta

This flavorful pasta is seriously delicious! We made the sauce while the angel hair pasta was cooking and it was done and ready to devour in no time at all. The fresh ingredients lead to fresh flavors. I can’t wait to make this again!

Fresh Salento Pasta 🍝


  • 1 box of Dreamfield’s Brand Angel Hair pasta
  • 2 Tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 shallot, diced small
  • 1 Tablespoon of garlic paste
  • 1 pint of grape tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 Tablespoons of tomato paste
  • 3/4 cup white wine
  • 1 jalapeño, seeds and membrane removed, diced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 Tablespoons of salted butter
  • 4 slices of feta cheese, diced
  • 6 to 8 Fresh basil leaves, torn
  • 1 tablespoon fresh Italian parsley, chopped
  • Locatelli Romano cheese, grated, for serving, if desired


  1. Cook your angel hair pasta according to package directions. Make sure you salt your pasta water.
  2. While pasta is cooking, heat up your skillet to medium high heat. Put in the olive oil. Once the olive oil is hot, add your shallots and garlic paste.
  3. Next, add in your grape tomatoes and sprinkle on the Italian seasoning.
  4. Once the tomatoes cook down a little, add in your tomato paste and deglaze the bottom of the pan with the white wine. Add in the torn basil and chopped parsley.
  5. Next, add in the jalapeños. Salt and pepper the sauce to your taste.
  6. Once the pasta is done, add it to the skillet.
  7. Add in the diced feta and butter and toss the pasta in the skillet. Taste your pasta and add more salt and pepper, if necessary.
  8. Top with Locatelli Romano cheese when serving, if desired.
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Crunchy Delish Flatbread Pizza

This flatbread pizza baked up in a flash and is crunchy, cheesy, deliciousness! Why order take out pizza, when you can have a fresh hot pizza right out of your own oven? Give this one a try. The fresh basil really makes it extra yummy.


-Brooklyn Bred pizza flatbread crust

-Provolone cheese

-Don Peppino’s Pizza Sauce

-Buffalo mozzarella cheese

-Locatelli Romano cheese

-Italian seasonings

-Olive oil

-Fresh basil


Preheat pizza stone in the oven at 425°.

First, put a thin layer of provolone cheese, dot the top of the provolone cheese with pizza sauce.

Next, add pieces of fresh Buffalo mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle Locatelli Romano cheese on top. Top with Italian seasoning.

Bake on top of a pizza stone at 425° for about nine minutes or until the cheese is melty deliciousness.

When it is ready, slide it off of the pizza stone onto a cutting board or serving tray. Top with a sprinkle of olive oil and some fresh sliced basil.


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Delicious Cheesy Vegetable Quesadilla

I made these delicious cheesy vegetable quesadillas in both the sandwich maker and in a nonstick skillet to compare the two. Both were delicious, however, the sandwich maker quesadilla came out very crispy, faster, and less messy than the skillet quesadilla. Watch me make both.

Paired with sour cream, fresh tomatoes, and fresh lime wedges, this cheesy vegetable quesadilla was delicious!


-2 tablespoons of olive oil

-1 tablespoon of butter, plus more softened butter for tortillas

-1 small red onion, chopped

-1 medium jalapeño, membranes and seeds removed, diced

-1/2 extra large red pepper, diced

-1 large green pepper, diced

-1 teaspoon of ground cumin

-1/2 teaspoon of chili powder

-4 large baby Bella mushrooms, sliced thinly

-1 cup fresh baby spinach, roughly chopped

-2 tablespoons of chopped fresh parsley (fresh cilantro would be great too, if you have it), plus more for serving

-1 15.5 ounce can of black beans, drained and rinsed

-Lime juice (one fresh lime), plus extra lime wedges for serving

-1 teaspoon of garlic paste

-Salt, to taste

-2 fajita sized flour tortillas for each quesadilla

-Cabot’s seriously sharp cheddar cheese, 8 ounces, shredded


Sauté your vegetables, spices, and herbs in the olive oil and butter on medium high heat in your skillet.

Add in the black beans when the veggies begin to get soft. Add fresh lime juice to the pan. Season with salt to taste.

Meanwhile, grate your cheese.

Butter the tops of your tortillas.

Heat up your sandwich maker, or skillet, whichever you choose to use.

Place the buttered tortilla, buttered side down, in the sandwich maker, or the skillet. Put the shredded cheese on top. Then add the sautéed veggies and beans. Then add more grated cheese. And then place the second tortilla buttered side up on top. If using the sandwich maker, clamp the lid down an timer for two minutes. In two minutes, it is ready! If using a skillet, flip the tortilla when the underside is golden brown. Don’t overfill the tortillas like I did, ha ha! Although it was messy, it was still delicious!

Top with fresh parsley or fresh cilantro. Serve with sour cream, sliced grape tomatoes, and lime wedges. Guacamole, avocado, salsa, or pico de gallo would be great accompaniments as well.

Please let me know in the comments if you make this recipe.


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My Favorite Fresh Chickpea and Feta Cheese Salad

The fresh veggies, fresh herbs, and fresh lemon juice really make this salad irresistibly delicious. The feta cheese takes it over the top. I couldn’t stop eating this salad! Do yourself a favor and give this one a try.

Fresh chickpea and feta cheese salad

Salad Ingredients:

-English cucumber, I used 3/4 of one, diced

-Grape tomatoes, colorful medley, I used the full container, halved

-Red onion, 1/4 of a small onion, finely diced

-1 15 ounce can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed

-Feta cheese block, 4 pieces cut and diced into cubes

Dressing ingredients:

-Garlic paste, 1/2 teaspoon

-Chopped fresh rosemary, 1/2 teaspoon

-Chopped fresh parsley, 2 tablespoons, plus more for garnish

-Lemon zest of one lemon

-Lemon juice from one lemon

-Olive oil, 3 tablespoons, or to taste

-Salt, to taste

-Pepper, to taste

Place all salad ingredients in a salad bowl. Put dressing ingredients in a bowl and whisk together. Pour on top of salad and toss together. Garnish with additional parsley and serve. It keeps well in the refrigerator as well.

Yum! It’s so fresh and crunchy!

Quick and Healthy Veggie Pita Pizza in the Ninja Foodi Air Fryer

Sometimes you need a quick and easy meal. Pizza is my favorite food, so I made a fast vegetable pita pizza in my air fryer. It is done in minutes, has a lot of flavor due to the vegetables, sauce, and cheese, and is healthy compared to regular pizza.

Veggie pita pizza


-Joseph’s pita bread

-Pizza Sauce, however much you like, I used Don Peppino’s pizza sauce

-Mozzarella cheese, I used deli sliced thin mozzarella

-10 – 12 leaves of Fresh baby spinach, I use prewashed, torn into pieces

-Provolone cheese, sliced thin

– 2 Fresh Baby Bella Mushrooms, sliced thin

-Green peppers, sliced thin

– Kalamata Olives, pitted and sliced

-Locatelli Romano Cheese


Toast plain pita bread in air fryer mode for 3 minutes. Then top the pita bread with the thin sliced mozzarella cheese. Next, top with pizza sauce. Then add a layer of the thin sliced provolone cheese.

Next, top with the fresh torn spinach. Then the sliced mushrooms and the sliced green pepper. Add the Kalamata olives. Top with grated Locatelli Romano cheese.

Cook the pita pizza in the air fryer mode for 4 minutes at 425°. Then cook at 365° for at least 5 more minutes or until your vegetables are tender to your preference.


Healthy and Yummy Mediterranean Inspired Salad Bowl

I love Greek salads as well as Mediterranean flavors, so I decided to whip up a Mediterranean inspired salad bowl. This was fresh and delicious! I will be making it again, it was very filling and loaded with flavor, especially with a squeeze of lemon on top.

Watch me make this salad on YouTube!
Healthy and Yummy Mediterranean Inspired Salad Bowl

Salad Ingredients:

-Baby spinach as salad base (or your favorite salad greens)

-Grape tomatoes, halved

-Red onion, thinly sliced

-English cucumber, sliced into half moons

-Roasted red peppers, cut into thin strips

-Giardiniera pickled vegetables

-Kalamata olives

-Feta cheese, sliced

-Cava Traditional Hummus, scooped

-Cava Red Pepper Hummus, scooped

-Crispy Falafel (made in air fryer, sprinkled with parsley)

-Lemon wedges

-Seeds of Change Quinoa and Brown Rice with Garlic

-Parsley, chopped

Salad Dressing ingredients:

-Greek seasoning

-Garlic paste

-Crumbled feta cheese

-Grey Poupon Mustard

-Chopped parsley

-Olive oil

-Red Wine Vinegar

-Salt, to taste

-Pepper, if desired

The Salad Dressing
Such pretty colors!

Please let me know in the comments if you make this recipe.


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The Best Homemade Brie Cheese and Bread Flower Appetizer

This scrumptious appetizer will please cheese lovers of all ages. Featuring buttery, velvety Double Crème Brie cheese surrounded by pillowy tear-apart rolls that are topped with butter, sesame, everything bagel seasonings, Romano cheese, and garlic and herbs. Dip the warm rolls into the gooey, silky, smooth melted cheese center for a delicious and memorable start to any celebration.

Hi everyone! I saw something like this for sale on Gourmet Holiday on QVC, and I decided I wanted to recreate it at home instead to save some money. This was under ten dollars to make and it was quite a yummy treat.

I used Rhodes frozen rolls, melted butter, and Double Crème Brie cheese (On QVC they used Camembert cheese). For the roll toppings, I chose to use: sesame seeds, everything bagel seasonings, Locatelli Romano cheese, and garlic and herbs. Then I garnished with fresh chopped parsley.

Baked at 350 degrees for 18 minutes. Sprayed with a little olive oil spray and then put it under the broiler for a bit to brown the top a little more. Don’t leave your bread under the broiler. Please watch it closely, it can go from brown to burnt rather quickly.

Delicious Grilled Cheese in Two Minutes!

I purchased the Nostalgia My Mini Sandwich Maker from Walmart for $8.97. I used to have one of these when I was a child, so Nostalgic it is!

Delicious grilled cheese in just two minutes!

I can’t believe how fast the grilled cheese cooked up. It only takes two minutes! It was quite crisp and the cheese was Ooey gooey, with a great cheese pull.

My Mini: Sandwich Maker

I used fresh white bread, a good butter, and a sharp cheddar cheese for the grilled cheese sandwiches, they had great crunch and were yummy.

It got two thumbs up from all my kids, they loved them. I can’t wait to try other various fillings and different breads in this sandwich maker.

Homemade Skinny Vanilla Latte with Whipped Cream

Starbucks has raised their prices THREE times since October 2021. I need to come up with a more adorable option. Here I am making my usual Starbucks drink order at home, a skinny vanilla latte with whipped cream, using my Keurig latte maker. Hopefully this will help me save some money!

Latte ingredients, including milk frother.

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