I have been known to make 3 or 4 pans of lasagna at a time in Winter. My honey loves him some meaty lasagna! Therefore, I will start with a recommendation of a healthy pasta dish I recently made.
My only criticism of it is the surprise at the end of the recipe calling for Basil Pesto, which I didn't have on hand. I really should read through the whole recipe instead of assuming all the ingredients are up front. Not a good time to have to run to the store.
I plan to try this without the sausage and asparagus next time I make it just because I want to see how it goes with artichoke hearts and sun dried tomatoes (instead of the grape tomatoes) and maybe a few black olives tossed in. I also think this will be a perfect meal to make when our family from California is here later this month.
This is a balanced meal in itself, but who has Italian without some garlic bread and salad, right?
If you are looking for great recipe ideas, you could do like I do: sign up from the free email newsletters that most product manufacturers offer. Kraft, Betty Crocker, Land O Lakes, Campbells, etc. Whatever floats your boat.
I also get regular (daily) email recipes from Allrecipes.com, Real Simple magazine and a few others. Then there are the posts on Facebook and blogs I follow. Martha Stewart's Everyday Food blog, the Pioneer Woman Cooks, and the above cookandbemerry.com which I found thru Pioneer Woman.
Who needs to buy cookbooks anymore. It is foodie heaven on the internet for free every day!
As Julia would have said, Bon Appetit!