All pastas are not created equal. The average, run-of-the-mill pasta you likely enjoyed as a child is typically made of semolina (wheat) and durum flour (wheat), with some added vitamins and mineral for good measure. A typical serving of this OG pasta contains about 200 calories, one gram of fat, 40 grams of carbohydrates, two grams of fiber and seven grams of protein. But these days the supermarket shelves are flooded with all types of pasta (veggie, rice, quinoa, bean, etc.) with all sorts of nutritional claims, from calorie-free or high-fiber to high-protein or gluten-free. We sorted through the clutter to find the best of the best when it comes to nutritional bang for your buck and taste. Here’s the lowdown on our nine favorite pastas…Read More
Whether I’m feeding the kids before the sitter comes for date night or because I’ve had a doozy of a day, I throw together a 15-minute meal scratched together from pantry and freezer ingredients at least once a week. Frozen leftovers like chili, stew, and meat sauce for pasta make for the best of these nights, but the rest of the times these 5 kid-friendly meals that I can make straight from the freezer do the job…Read More
Happy National Fettucine Alfredo Day, y’all! I’m all about celebrating this one because Fettucine Alfredo was created for a woman. Sure, it was named for a man (don’t you just love patriarchal history), but it was invented for a lucky lady. Alfredo di Lelio was the fella. 1908 was the year. Italy was the country. Alfredo’s wife Ines was the woman for whom the dish was created. Ines was either pregnant or had recently given birth–I have seen stories telling it both ways–and she had lost her appetite. Alfredo made the dish up to tempt her into eating again…Read More
Coming in behind Thanksgiving, Super Bowl Sunday is the second-largest food consumption day of the year. While yelling at the TV, you can easily ingest more than 1,500 calories within a three-hour time frame! As a country, we consume around 11 million pounds of potato chips, eight million pounds of tortilla chips, and almost one billion chicken wings. A recent study coming out of Cornell University followed grocery-shopping routines of 200 or more households in New York for over seven months. The results are jaw-dropping. During the week of the Super Bowl, the amount of calories per serving one household buys adds up to more than 6,000 calories. That’s more calories than what is purchased for Thanksgiving…Read More
What’s more fun than making a homemade pizza with your friends on a Friday night? Eating that same delicious pizza that took you no time to make!
The cooks over at Three Bridges let us in on one of their fave pizza recipes to share with you! With pesto in lieu of the classic marinara sauce, this dish has a little something special that you won’t find at every other pizza joint. And instead of your standard pepperoni topping, we’re upping the fruit and veggie content with mushrooms, tomatoes, and kalamata olives…
It’s nearly time for Super Bowl 50. Time for a party that will likely include high fives and booing, commercials we’ll actually watch and a halftime show we’ll scrutinize. I’m still a big fan of Missy Elliott’s moment and Madonna’s acrobatic moves while singing. I’m excited to see Lady Gaga belt out the anthem and all the extra guests for halftime like Beyonce and Adele. I’ve got Super Bowl party tips that work for gameday or any football party in your future.Read More
As a busy Mom of three active kids and working full-time, I am always on the lookout for quick and easy weekday meals. But I also don’t want to serve my family processed foods. I’m looking for something fresh and wholesome, as close to something I would make myself at home (if I had the time!). Recently, I had an opportunity to review Three Bridges ravioli with my family. It wasn’t difficult to convince my kids to try it because all three of my kids are pasta lovers! I loved how each package of ravioli was freshly packaged (not frozen) and the flavors were wonderfully creative and gourmet. We tried Butternut Squash, Five Cheese, and Chicken and Mozzarella. I was surprised that my kids really enjoyed the butternut squash! I cooked up all three flavors and added my own sauce (from a jar from my local gourmet foods store)…Read More
Not only is October a month of pumpkins, and monsters, but it’s also a month of….pasta? Yup, October is National Pasta Month. So after you put up those fall decorations, and before you put the finishing touches on those Halloween costumes, make sure you take time to enjoy an American-made pasta meal …with made in the USA pasta accessories, of course…Read More
Lately, I’ve been on mission of sorts. I’ve bombarded you with cooking videos, seasonal ingredients and supermarket secrets, all in the name of good eats. My goal: to encourage everyone to get in that kitchen and learn to cook!
But today, I’m cutting you a little slack. Today it’s all about getting out of the kitchen!
I don’t buy many prepackaged foods. Most of them are bland and tasteless, have funky (*cough* chemical *cough*) ingredients…
In an independent survey conducted in the U.S. at the request of pasta makers Three Bridges, nearly 67 percent of respondents said they would rather give up the gym than their dear, beloved pasta.
A total of 1,006 people were surveyed online with a multiple choice questionnaire, so the findings may not exactly represent the general feeling on this important issue of all 321 million or so people in the United States…Read More