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Sausage and Fontina Spaghetti Pie

This Sausage and Fontina Spaghetti Pie was a first for me. I always found the concept silly, but always curious if it would actually taste good. Well, it’s good, and, yup, I would make it again! Check out this one from Real Simple below.…

January 14, 2024

Baked Ziti with Sausage and Béchamel

I prepared Martha Stewart’s Baked Ziti with Sausage and Béchamel on Christmas Eve for an easy Christmas dinner and it was the best decision ever. It was so hearty and cozy to cap off an exhausting day! Rating: A+ How to make it an…

January 2, 2024

Skillet Gnocchi with Sausage & Broccoli Rabe

I’m a sucker for spicy sausage so just had to try this Skillet Gnocchi with Sausage & Broccoli Rabe from Real Simple, and it did not disappoint! The gnocchi was a nice twist to a basic pasta night! Recipe below! Rating: A+ How to…

April 2, 2023

Sausage and Kale Stuffed Shells

Can we all take a moment of silence for Martha Stewart Living? Gosh, I will miss that magazine. I have collected years of recipes, and served them at some of my most memorable events. Yes, online will still be there, but it’s not the…

November 13, 2022

Easy Pork Dumplings

Now that I’ve researched the word dumpling vs. wonton to find that this usage is in fact correct, I’m pleased to give Real Simple’s Easy Pork Dumplings a stellar rating! Just delicious for an app, small plate dish, or full-on dinner. Details below! Rating:…

March 30, 2020

Sausage-and-Kale Stuffed Shells

Everything about these Sausage-and-Kale Stuffed Shells, from Martha Stewart Living, is perfection. Flavorful, rich, cheesy, easy, delicious–all with freezing capabilities. So make it ahead, make it for a friend, make it tonight, make it for a party, make it to leave behind when you…

November 12, 2019

Chicken Sausage Rigatoni in a Spicy Vodka Sauce

  After a busy weekend, this Chicken Sausage Rigatoni in a Spicy Vodka Sauce, from Food Network Magazine, is like a great big hug. I’m ready to collapse on the couch and eat bowl after bowl of the spicy version of this heavy classic.…

September 22, 2019

John's Breakfast Sandwiches

  Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there! My husband, like most, loves meat, eggs, and cheese, so it was the perfect morning to try out John’s Breakfast Sandwiches from the Cravings cookbook! The homemade sausage patties take this sandwich over the…

June 16, 2019
Cooking Mom Uptown Recipes

Sausage and Broccoli Pasta with Tomato Bursts

Here’s my first original recipe that I have added to Mom Uptown! My partnership with Farmland Fresh Dairies has inspired me to get creative, and work some of their magical ingredients into easy, family-friendly meals. This Sausage and Broccoli Pasta with Tomato Bursts is simple enough…

May 1, 2019

Spicy Italian Sausage Meatloaf

    Wow. This takes meatloaf to a new level. Being from Connecticut, I know one of the state’s claims to fame is the steamed cheeseburger. The concept of a steaming ground beef results in a very moist burger, with no dried, crusty edges.…

January 28, 2019