Fee SIMPLE Friday: Pasta with Chard and Kale

Pasta with Chard and Kale by Order in the Kitchen

This week on Fee SIMPLE Fridays: an easy recipe that you can actually manage to handle any night during the week (but especially on Fridays when you are exhausted after a long week!)  Bonus: It’s a pasta that fills you up but doesn’t make you feel like you weigh 1000 lbs afterwards.  LOVE.this. Continue reading


Pasta Carbonara by OinK

So this recipe is basically my go-to once a week type pasta.  It is seriously the easiest thing to make in the world, and usually I have all the ingredients on hand.  This recipe hits all my sweet spots: easy, fast, cheap, and darn-delicious!  I could honestly eat it every single day and be happy.   Continue reading

Whole Wheat Penne with Roasted Asparagus, Sautéed Chicken, Spinach and Goat Cheese Cream Sauce

OinK's Whole Wheat Penne with Roasted Asparagus, Sautéed Chicken, Spinach and Goat Cheese Cream Sauce

Tonight’s dinner was finally worth posting… I’ve had a lot of things going on in my life (mostly good!) and have basically neglected the crap out of this blog (per usual since I started working), so I’m not going to make excuses, I’m just going to cut to the chase and give you the recipe :)  This came about because I had some stuff in my fridge that I had purchased with the intent of making other things and then had extra and/or never made those things (oops).  Here’s what I had, and what you would need, to replicate this insanely easy dish: Continue reading

Turkey Sausage and Kale Pasta

Turkey Sausage and Kale PastaHey guys!  Again please forgive my absence!  A lot has happened in the last few weeks!  I signed up for a freaking FULL marathon.  Like a crazy person.  I’m still trying to watch what I eat and come up with healthier things to eat.  This is certainly a good one and I’ll be using it again.  My favorite part is that it’s a one-pan wonder (except for the pot you have to use for cooking the pasta…but the rest can all be done in a single frying pan).  Read on for the Verdict to see more about how much I liked this recipe, and how my co-workers liked it as well! Continue reading

Super Simple Tomatoes with White Beans

Super Simple Tomatoes with White BeansHey guys!  Quick post this evening… Today was a lonnngggg day.  To tell you the truth, I felt like I was in 50 places at once today, so by the time 5 o’clockcame around, I wasn’t feeling much up to making dinner.  But, like a good housewife (yeah right lol), I texted Matt to see what he wanted for dinner.  To my pleasant surprise, he texted back that he was already making spaghetti and had made enough for me as well… what a keeper! Continue reading

Happy Holidays from OinK!


So it’s the day after Christmas!  Actually it’s almost the day after the day after Christmas because it’s almost 11 on December 26th so I’m getting dangerously close to missing the “Christmas post” window… or maybe I already have…who know’s I’m new to the blogosphere.  Anyway, I had a really wonderful Christmas and I hope that you all did as well (or a happy hanukkah or whatever your celebration of choice may be!)  I truly hope it was a happy one filled with laughter and family.

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Pappardelle with Italian Meat Sauce

Pappardelle with Italian Meat SauceYesterday was Matt’s birthday.  I won’t tell you how old he is, but I will tell you that one of his absolute favorite meals is spaghetti with meat sauce.  He makes it multiple times per week.  Truth be told, this is actually why I started cooking.  I don’t like to eat the same thing over and over again and I thought I could find new things that he would like.  So far, it has worked pretty well.  What I did tonight was his favorite, pasta with meat sauce, but with an upgrade (in my opinion). Continue reading