Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Kitchen Spells..Cooking Up Something Yummy!!

Hello my Dear Friends!

Tonight I came up with a recipe that is super simple and yummy!  It is also a quick meal that you can throw together for your family that incorporates four food groups. Keep in mind that if you are a vegetarian or a vegan, you can omit the meat and cheese and still enjoy this easy recipe.

Truth be told, I was inspired to create this recipe from this video:  
and then I changed a few things and added a few things to make it my own.  I was also inspired to post a recipe today because my friend Justina from has been posting some great recipes as of I wanted to create one of my own for you here♥  On occasion, I have posted this kind of content on a Friday and call it "Foodie Friday"...but I just was too excited to wait until Friday!!!
So here you go~~~~

~Garden Pasta and Spicy Sausage Medley~
A Kitchen Spell by Dena K. Miller

Ingredients as follows:
Garden Rotini
Cherry Tomatoes
Course Sea Salt
Crushed Black Peper
Lemon Zest
Fresh Garlic
Sweet Onions
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Spice Sausage
6 Cheese Italian Blend Shredded Cheese

How to:
Cook Pasta
while cooking pasta, chop onions and prepare garlic for pan.
Heat Pan with EVOO then brown garlic on both sides until tender.
Add onions and cook through.

Next add sausage...I like to use the links in casings and squeeze out the meat.  You can use bulk sausage if you want instead.
While this is cooking together, drain your pasta and set aside when done in a large serving bowl.
Add to the Pasta, sliced cherry tomatoes..yes do slice them in half...also add parsley, I used dried parsley but fresh would be better, if you have.

Now add the salt, pepper, cheese and Lemon Zest...I grated fresh lemon to make the zest.
Lastly, add the mixture in the pan to all of that in the bowl and mix well.  Do also include the olive oil that is in the pan as it gives additional flavor.


Finally, serve and enjoy♥

If you dare to try this recipe, please let me know...I would love to hear what you thought of it!

Much Love,
Milady Leela


  1. Dena,
    This looks SOOOO Yummy!!! I love summer pasta like this!! Garden Rotini is the best! Those tomatoes looks so juicy and everything is better with extra parmesan cheese!!!! :-)
    Thank you for the shout out, glad I could inspire you!! I'm pondering my next blog post... should it be a recipe, or another wow wow weddings post... or an arts n crafts project? We shall see! I definitely need to start editing my room tour video...

    Hugs ,

    1. You are welcome for the shout out!!!! I am seeing that we have been inspiring each other and that is so cool!!! I look forward to the next idea you decide on!!! Btw, this recipe was so so yummy..I pigged a bit and had two servings..Tee Hee!