This baked ziti with sausage and mushrooms is major comfort food.read more
Broccoli rabe, also known as rapini, has a pleasantly bitter flavor that is a great contrast to the sweet pork sausage in the sauce. Prepare this dish in cool-weather months, when broccoli rabe is in season.read more
I tested and combined several lasagna recipes. My version contains sausage, mushrooms, and spinach, and very little ricotta. My kids love it!read more
My husband found this recipe by Laura Vitale on the Rachael Ray show. It is delicious!read more
I had all of these ingredients on hand and adapted this from Gimme Some Oven. It’s delicious and it’s a great way to get kids to eat spinach.read more
My grandmother always laughed that in America, we call this “Shrimp Scampi,” as scampi means shrimp in Italian. My kids love this dish.read more
Another great recipe for asparagus. It’s super easy and can be served as a first course, a side dish or a meal.read more
This colorful soup is full of vegetables.read more
There is no more refreshing salad than the Caprese in the summer.read more
When peppers are in season and homemade sausage is available, this is a quick and easy weeknight meal.read more
Welcome to Columbine Kitchen!
My name is Kristin. Columbine Kitchen is where my passion for creative cooking, eating, and sharing recipes lives. Here, you’ll find a collection of my recipes that have become the go-to meals for my family and friends. Many were passed down to me while others I made up or modified to fit my own tastes and needs.
The recipes are a reflection of how I feed my family. I aim to use the freshest, finest whole food ingredients available. I believe in using butter and cream and only use high quality prepared or packaged items to save time. I hope you enjoy these recipes as much as I do. I look forward to hearing how they turn out for you!