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rich marinara, fresh mozzarella, and gnocchi are the ultimate comfort food combo in this one-pot dish! and it's complete with wine pairings! cheesy baked gnocchi with wine pairings | a flavor journal food blog

one pot sausage and bacon cheesy baked gnocchi

the best cheesy baked gnocchi I’ve made a few baked gnocchi recipes before, but this one is easily our new favorite.  If you have a cast iron pan, or a pan that can safely transfer to the oven, this recipe is going to be a dream. I recently found a package of miniature gnocchi at […]

cacio e pepe with shallots is a gorgeous, decadent, and simple pasta to share for date night in | a flavor journal small batch recipe

cacio e pepe + shallots : a small batch recipe

you fancy Cacio e pepe is one of my top three favorite pasta dishes of all time.  It’s simple, to the point, and packed with luscious texture and flavor.  The last restaurant I worked at made an incredible cacio e pepe, but they added a slight twist : shallots.  Oh!  And a sous vide poached egg […]

creamy, spicy, decadent cajun cream sauce coats every strand of this linguine pasta dish. topped with parmesan cheese and green onion, it's a small batch recipe for two (plus a little extra!) that is a favorite! creamy cajun linguine | a flavor journal | small batch recipe

creamy cajun linguine : a small batch recipe for two.

I crave creamy pastas.  Do you ever have similar experiences?  I can literally be sitting at my desk during the day, dreaming of dinner, and oftentimes my dreams tend to lean towards spicy, creamy pastas.  Like this creamy cajun linguine. It’s not only easy to make, but creamy, simple pastas exhibit a simple elegance to me.  I […]

fresh tomato and basil spicy pasta is quick, easy, and light! it is the perfect weeknight dinner for two, and comes together in only thirty minutes! | fresh tomato and basil spicy pasta | a flavor journal

fresh tomato & basil spicy pasta

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Spring is here, and warmer weather is soooo close!  It’s been crazy here in the Midwest: tornadoes, snow, hail, and a record-breaking high temperature all happened in a one week span this month.  I’m ready for consistent, beautiful weather, and sunshine!  This also means it’s the time of year for lighter, healthier alternatives to some […]

cheesy layered pasta bake combines hearty tomato sauce, hot italian sausage, and ground beef with layers of creamy, cheesy sauce! this pasta bake is topped with mozzarella cheese and baked to perfection. and instant family favorite! | a flavor journal

cheesy layered pasta bake

A few friends are coming over today to watch the game, and we decided to take a different approach to the food situation this year.  Rather than having a ton of snack food, we are going to do an actual dinner, and make a night of it!  My contribution this year is a twist on a family […]

spicy and creamy chicken cajun pasta delivers big flavor with decadent cream sauce, veggies, pasta, and chopped chicken for the perfect weeknight dinner. | creamy chicken cajun pasta | a flavor journal food blog

spicy, creamy, chicken cajun pasta

spicy and creamy chicken cajun pasta delivers big flavor with decadent cream sauce, veggies, pasta, and chopped chicken for the perfect weeknight dinner.

creamy mac and cheese | a flavor journal

creamy mac and cheese

Talk about comfort food.  Hello, fall!  Hello, mac and cheese!  I was recently reading an article in a food magazine, and they offered four variations of my favorite side dish:  1.  basic mac and cheese;  2.  creamy mac and cheese;  3.  crunchy and baked mac and cheese;  4.  ‘cuttable’ mac and cheese. I feel like […]

pancetta and leek fettuccine.

pancetta and leek fettuccine.

Gorgeous, decadent dinner for two! Pancetta and leek fettuccine is tossed in cream sauce and topped with fresh parmesan for the ultimate romantic pasta entree.

fancy mac and cheese

fancy mac and cheese.

Creamy, rich, fancy mac and cheese that will impress any dinner guest in less that 45 minutes. Plenty of meat and gourmet cheeses with some jalapeño heat.

spicy chicken bowties

spicy chicken bowties.

A wonderful creamy, chicken pasta with great veggies and Italian seasoning. Dinner for two is served!

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