Angel Hair with Meat Sauce

Angel Hair with Meat Sauce

My mom used to make this every week and once I left the house I did too! It is for sure one of the best meals for a large crowd but always took a couple of hours for the sauce to cook! Now I never 

Pesto Cream Pasta with Parmesan Crusted Chicken

Pesto Cream Pasta with Parmesan Crusted Chicken

This is another favorite that I got at my neighborhood Italian restaurant every time we went!! I have tried to recreate it so many times over the years and I finally figured it out! The sauce is SO creamy, salty and cheesy which pairs perfectly 

Simple Red Bell Pepper and Pesto “Cream” Sauce

Simple Red Bell Pepper and Pesto “Cream” Sauce

When I feel like being a little bit healthier this is my go-to pasta dish! The sauce is full of protein and healthy fats! This is what I like to call a balanced meal! I replace the cream for greek yogurt and it turns out 

Orecchiette with Sausage and Kale

Orecchiette with Sausage and Kale

This is one of my favorite meals at a restaurant I go to with a girlfriend and I figured it wouldn’t be that hard to replicate, and I’m so glad I tried! This dish took about 15 minutes to put together and was SO good! 

Spaghetti Carbonara

Spaghetti Carbonara

I started making this dish after my husband and I went on our honeymoon! We went to this little Italian restaurant on the property to get this dish 3 times!! It was THAT good! I had the waiter give me the secrets and I think 

Chicken Parmesan

Chicken Parmesan

Honestly, I never really order Chicken Parmesan because typically when I go to an Italian Restaurant I want LOADS of pasta!! Just me?! But this one is to die for!! It is so simple but so scrumptious!

Welcome to Brooks Lately!

Welcome to Brooks Lately!

Hi, I’m Caroline! I am a stay at home mommy to an 11 month old named Brooks, a wife to my high school sweetheart Trent, and dog mom of Ellie (10) and Dirk (9). My family is the inspiration behind this page! I grew up 

Simple Lasagna

Simple Lasagna

This may not be the “classic” lasagna, that takes hours to make, but it does have 7 ingredients and tastes delish!! I made this for the first time a few months ago and I have added it to my weekly rotation ever since! My friends