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Pasta

These Pasta recipes are listed in alphabetical order.

15 Minute Easy Shrimp & Summer Veggie Pappardelle Pasta on white platter sitting on wooden table.

15 Minute Easy Shrimp & Summer Veggie Pappardelle Pasta

15 Minute Easy Shrimp & Summer Veggie Pappardelle Pasta needs to be on your dinner rotation this summer. If you're like us, you shop the…

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Blueberry Basil & Goat Cheese Pasta Salad

Blueberry, Basil & Goat Cheese Pasta Salad

Blueberry, Basil & Goat Cheese Pasta Salad. I recently saw an article in Cooking Light Magazine that featured 250 Calorie Pasta Dishes. …

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Bow Tie Chicken Salad with Watercress Pesto

Bow Tie Chicken Salad {with Watercress Pesto}

Bow Tie Chicken Salad {with Watercress Pesto} Born out of the ingredients in our fridge/pantry, which inspired Watercress Pesto.  This cold…

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Bucatini all’Amatriciana

Bucatini all'Amatriciana is one of those recipes. For as much cooking as I/we do there remains an incredible gap in my culinary knowledge. I…

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Butternut Squash, Spinach & Caramelized Onion Lasagna

Butternut Squash, Spinach & Caramelized Onion Lasagna

Here's another favorite recipe from the archives.  Butternut Squash, Spinach & Caramelized Onion Lasagna.  Some of my favorite recipes…

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Caribbean Couscous Salad

This Caribbean Couscous Salad is inspired by the refreshed bright feeling a vacation brings to your soul. We're just back from the US Virgin…

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Cavatappi with Browned Brussels Sprouts and Buttery Breadcrumbs

Cavatappi with Browned Brussels Sprouts and Buttery Breadcrumbs

I love a fall harvest dinner made with a star ingredient like Brussels sprouts.  Once the only vegetable on my won't-eat-foods list, the Brussels…

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Cheesy Bowtie & Butternut Squash Bake

This Cheesy Bowtie & Butternut Squash Bake was born out of ingredients already on hand.  It's loaded with veggies and I promise you even the…

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Chicken Noodle Soup with Homemade Egg Noodles

The cold weather season triggers something special in the brain.  Whirling twirling ideas of how to make our favorite seasonal dishes even…

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Chicken Parmesan Meatballs Over Bucatini

Our mozzarella stuffed Chicken Parmesan Meatballs nestled into a big pan of bucatini is meant to deliver comfort. It's the kind of dish you…

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Chicken Piccata {over Angel Hair Pasta}

Besides how delicious this Chicken Piccata recipe is, it also comes together quickly from ingredients likely already in your fridge/pantry. …

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Chinese Pork Tenderloin with Garlic Sauced Noodles

Chinese Pork Tenderloin {with Garlic Sauced Noodles}

Pork.  The other white meat. I absolutely loved this Chinese Pork Tenderloin with Garlic Sauced Noodles.  I'm still loving it, reheated…

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Chopped Italian Submarine Salad

By the summer of sixth grade I was old enough to head off on my bicycle in the morning, with one stipulation, be home before dark.  Most days…

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Halloween 2015

Classic Lasagna {with a Spooky Effect}

I decided to make a giant Classic Lasagna to share with my work family.  But I wanted to add a spooky element to the dish.  Wait…

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Easy Baked Feta & Tomato Pasta with Chicken & Broccoli

Easy Baked Feta & Tomato Pasta with Chicken & Broccoli is my way of jumping on the baked feta band wagon! The original viral recipe from…

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Slice of Farmers Market Roasted Vegetable Lasagna on a white plate.

Farmers Market Roasted Veggie Lasagna {Share the Love}

Farmers Market Roasted Veggie Lasagna.  I hope the picture above does this dish justice.  It was amazing.  I'm not one to…

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Feast of the Seven Fishes {Christmas Eve Tradition}

Several years ago I got a hankering to attempt the Feast of the Seven Fishes for our Christmas Eve dinner.  I carefully selected recipes, ordered…

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Baked Halibut in Romesco Sauce

Halibut in Roasted Romesco Sauce {over Pasta}

Halibut in Roasted Romesco Sauce over Pasta. Now that was a fabulous meal.  I sampled Romesco Sauce recently and fell in love with it. …

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Every plate lunch in Hawaii includes a scoop of Hawaiian Macaroni Salad. It's very basic, but that's what makes it so good.

Hawaiian Style Macaroni Salad is Simply Delicious

Every plate lunch in Hawaii includes a scoop of Hawaiian Style Macaroni Salad. It's very basic, but that's what makes it so good. In Hawaii the…

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Insalata Chicken Florentine (Copycat Macaroni Grill)

Insalata Chicken Florentine (Copycat Macaroni Grill)

This Insalata Chicken Florentine is a Copycat from Macaroni Grill. Not sure if you are familiar with them or this incredible salad. IT IS…

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Italian Tortellini Pasta Salad My Go-To Family Favorite

This Italian Tortellini Pasta Salad is bursting with fun flavors like fresh basil, mozzarella cheese, and pepperoni. If you need a go-to summer…

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Lemony Thyme Orzotto

Lemony Thyme Orzotto {Featuring Roasted Cushaw Squash}

Let me introduce you to the Cushaw Squash, pictured on the right.  Thanks to the generosity of our wonderful new co-worker Cindy, several of us…

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Linguine with White Clam Sauce2

Linguine with White Clam Sauce

Linguini with White Clam Sauce.  Sometimes simple is simply the best.  In the time it takes to cook the pasta, you can prepare…

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Sage Brown Butter & Bacon Mac 'n Cheese

Mac ‘n Cheese {Sage Brown Butter & Bacon}

I've recently read some articles on a growing movement to bring Home Ec back to schools.  Healthy eating and knowledge of nutrition being…

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Malfatti {Spinach & Ricotta Dumplings}

Continuing on my classic Italian recipe exploration I discovered Malfatti, a true Italian comfort food. These spinach and ricotta 'dumplings' are…

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Spaghetti Sauce

Marinara Sauce {with Fresh Tomatoes}

I have been on a Marinara Sauce kick these past couple of weeks.  I call it a kick because I'm still a bit shocked that we are…

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One Pot Homemade Beefaroni4

One Pot Homemade Beefaroni

Perhaps the dish I remember most from my childhood is Beefaroni.  Not the canned type, but Homemade Beefaroni, that I think we had every…

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Our Favorite Meatball Recipes {and a Food Truck Fantasy}

Is it just me or do you agree that Meatballs are a Fabulously FUN Food?  I think if I were going to have a Food Truck (and you know we’ve all…

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Pan Seared Sea Scallops with Basil Pesto Pasta

Pan Seared Sea Scallops {with Basil Pesto Pasta}

Pan Seared Sea Scallops with Basil Pesto Pasta. Fill my pasta bowl with capellini tossed in fresh Basil Pesto and I am one happy…

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Pappardelle & Peas with Ricotta Pesto

Pappardelle & Peas with Ricotta Pesto {Weight Watchers}

Pappardelle pasta became a new favorite last winter.  It's luxurious actually.  This Pappardelle & Peas with Ricotta Pesto recipe,…

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Pappardelle with Lemony Thyme Roasted Mushrooms

Pappardelle with Lemony Thyme Roasted Mushrooms. When I saw this gorgeous Baked Lemon & Thyme Mushrooms recipe from Simple Provisions I…

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Pasta alla Norma {Eggplant Pasta}

Pasta alla Norma is an Italian pasta and eggplant dish with roots in the ancient port city of Catania, Sicily. My husband's ancestors also have…

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Penne with Vodka Sauce {penne alla vodka}

Do you ever get stuck in a pasta rut? Or better yet a 'what's for dinner' rut?  We have become such fans of Spaghetti & Meatballs that we…

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Picnic Perfect Macaroni Salad

In an era of gourmet pasta salads...you know the ones, with over the top ingredients, exotic herbs & seasonings, and pasta varieties that make…

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Seasoning Quick & Easy Homemade Pasta Sauce with dried herbs.

Quick & Easy Homemade Pasta Sauce

Quick & Easy Homemade Pasta Sauce comes together in under 30 minutes yet tastes like it's been simmering all day. The key ingredient…

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Ramen {and a Sundays with Shelby outing}

Due to work and life and more life it had been quite some time since our last Sundays with Shelby outing.  A year ago we were fighting the crowd at…

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Roasted Tomatoes with Shrimp & Feta

There was 'something' about this Roasted Tomatoes with Shrimp & Feta that grabbed my attention from the moment I saw it.  Which was two days…

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Roasted Vegetable Orzo Featuring Delicata Squash

Roasted Vegetable Orzo {Featuring Delicata Squash}

Roasted Vegetable Orzo {Featuring Delicata Squash}, inspired by this wonderfully delightful recipe from 101 Cookbooks.  As I've said many times…

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Sage Browned Butter Spaetzle

Sage Browned Butter Spaetzle

Besides all the fabulous Autumn produce popping up in recipes on every site....I thought it might be fun to do a little Oktoberfest inspired…

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Salmon and Snow Pea Pasta with Tarragon Cream Sauce

Salmon & Snow Pea Pasta with Tarragon Cream Sauce

Salmon & Snow Pea Pasta with Tarragon Cream Sauce.  Doesn't that just sound so creamy and delicious.  It was.  I'm not sure who…

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Sausage & Mushroom Ragù

Sausage & Mushroom Ragù. This dish is incredibly satisfying. The mild Italian ground sausage is slow cooked with mushrooms, red wine…

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Seafood Lasagna Roll-Ups

I surprised them with Seafood Lasagna Roll-Ups as an appetizer. For the past few days I have been pondering what to make for Sunday dinner.  On…

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Seafood Risotto

I took our Basic Risotto Recipe, added seafood, roasted corn and jalapeno, herbs and aromatics and transformed it into a Seafood Risotto meal to…

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Skillet Ravioli Bake

Skillet Cheesy Ravioli Bake

If you're looking for a 'family friendly' one-pot-wonder our Skillet Cheesy Ravioli Bake might just be the one.  The ingredients are added and…

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Smoky Chicken & Spinach Stuffed Shells

Sometimes you need a deep dish of comfort.  No questions asked.  Bring on the comfort food.  That's what our Smoky Chicken…

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Spaghetti & Meatball Casserole of Love!

When you want to deliver comfort there's nothing like a Spaghetti & Meatball Casserole of Love! Nice big tender Italian Meatballs nestled into…

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Pulling Mussels from a shell

Steamed Mussels, Shrimp & Sea Scallops

Steamed Mussels Shrimp & Sea Scallops. This was last Sunday's dinner.  We posted a preview pic on facebook looking for a catchy name for…

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Tabbouleh

Tabouleh & Couscous Salad

I'm not sure why I've waited so long to make homemade Tabouleh.  It's packed full of fresh herbs and aromatics, my absolute favorite way to…

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Thai Pasta Salad {with Peanut Dressing}

Would you look at the vibrant colors in this Thai Pasta Salad! Besides the crisp fresh veggies, we found this lovely tri-colored pasta at our…

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Three Cheese Mac ‘n’ Cheese {Grilled Cheese Sandwich}

It was quickly becoming evident that my attempt to share a different grilled cheese recipe each day in April (National Grilled Cheese Month) was…

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Tuna Mac with Peas

Tuna Mac with Peas.  A family favorite comfort food.  A blog is after all a place to share memories. I couldn't recall how it came to be…

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