Wednesday, November 17, 2010

What's Cookin' Good Lookin' - let's try this again!

With a few more readers than the last time I tried this, I want to give What's Cookin' Good Lookin' another chance!

What's Cookin' Good Lookin' is my attempt at a blog recipe exchange. I get tired of making the same things over and over again, and am looking to my blog friends to help spice up my the kitchen. So please participate in this recipe exchange in return for some great recipes!

Here's how to join:

1) Must be a "This Life of Ours" follower to join

You can follow by clicking on the "follow" button over there ------>

2) Blog about what's for dinner in your house or share an old post with a recipe that you love!

3) Scroll down to the bottom of this blog post and click on the link to enter.

4) Post your recipe and you're ready to go!

5) Every Sunday night I will make one of the entered recipes and blog about it.
(entries must be in by 12:00pm on Saturday)

***For extra super cool bonus points, put a link to What's Cookin' Good Lookin' in your blog post to help get more bloggers and recipes to join! Our kitchen's are about to get a lot more fun!***

Here's my entry, and oldie but goodie and the hub's favorite meal!

Spinach Tortellini Bake

 Serves 4 (or 2 really hungry people- don't judge)
  • 1 lb cheese tortellini
  • 1 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 2 (or more if you're like me) garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 1/2 cups fat free half and half
  • 1 bag of baby spinach (I use organic, not that it matters)
  • ground black pepper
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese or to your liking
  • crushed spicy red pepper (optional)


  1. Pre-heat the broiler.
  2.  Place a large pot of water over high heat to boil. Once boiling, cook the pasta according to package.
  3. While the pasta is cooking, place a large skillet over medium heat with the butter. Cook the garlic in the butter until aromatic, about 1 minute, then sprinkle the flour into the butter and cook for another minute while stirring. Allow to thicken
  4. Whisk the half and half into the mixture and add parmesan little by little. Stir until mixed and add red pepper if desired. Allow to thicken.
  5. Add spinach. Cook until wilted
  6. Once sauce is thickened and tastes to your liking, add the tortellini. Coat the tortellini in sauce and mix it all up.
  7. Transfer everything to a large casserole dish and sprinkle with additonal parmesan and pepper if desired.
  8. Place under the broiler to brown, about a minute.



  1. YAY!!! I love this!! I'm so glad its back! And your recipe looks really really good. I can't wait to submit something!! And I think I have the perfect thing...

  2. Love the idea of this. I posted a link to something I wrote about a while ago but it still counts right? ;-) I'm looking forward to seeing what else gets submitted.

  3. Yes, it all counts! I can't wait to see what else is submitted. Spread the word so we get more recipes :)



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