Category Archives: PASTA

I’m always excited to share recipes with you, that come from my Taste of Home Magazine. If you already get that magazine, you also know the feeling of excitement, when it comes in the mail.  Most of the recipes I try, are always delicious. This recipe for Chicken Artichoke Pasta, is one I haven’t tried […]

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Hopefully very soon, I can post a lot of yummy Christmas recipes. So check back often. One of my favorites, is sun dried tomatoes…love em! This is a popular restaurant dish….now you can make it at home. It’s delicious. YOU WILL NEED: 1 pound Linguine, Spaghetti or other long pasta shape, uncooked, broken in half […]

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This is one of my favorites. My husband enjoys it as well, because he love rice. The leftovers are also fabulous. Toss in crumbled bacon, and sprinkle with more Parmesan on the top. This would also be great with Pasta instead of Rice. YUM! You will need: Rice: 2 qt. water 1 T. chicken base […]

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I blanched & froze a lot of broccoli over the summer, and I’m always looking for recipes that will use it up. Here is a great dish I made today, after church. It was quick, easy and very good! I don’t really care much for mushrooms, so I tossed in left over chicken breasts, that […]

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Easy, creamy, light & delicious….that’s all I can say!  Ingredients:  Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 1 pound pasta, such as spaghetti or rigatoni 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil (enough to coat bottom of pan)  1/4 pound pancetta (Italian bacon), chopped *I couldn’t find pancetta, so I used smoked bacon 1 teaspoon […]

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This recipe comes from one of my cookbooks called: Five Star Recipes. The recipe comes from Claudia Bushman who is a well known Author. It’s a great recipe, because you can adapt it for large groups as well. It’s colorful, and delicious. The first time I made this, was for a large YW group. It […]

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I love this dish! It’s nothing fancy, just delicious. I probably could eat it most anytime…any day. It is very easy to prepare. The recipe comes from the Cooking Light Magazine. If you don’t care for peas, just leave them out…it will still taste fabulous. The eggs and milk create a rich, creamy sauce that […]

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If you like pesto, you will love this dish! YOU WILL NEED: 4 cups basil leaves (packed loosely)  4 tablespoons pine nuts 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil  ½ teaspoon salt 2 garlic cloves, peeled 1 cup grated fresh Parmesan  4 tablespoons grated fresh Romano 4 teaspoons butter, softened 1 pound uncooked penne DIRECTIONS: Combine first 5 ingredients […]

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This is definitely one of my favorite meals. I Love it! It only will take you about 30 minutes to prepare. A carbonara sauce is typically made with bacon, eggs, and cheese. This recipe has a little half-and-half for a silky texture. The bacon makes it scrumptious.  Ingredients:   1 pound spaghetti  8 ounces bacon […]

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I really like Asiago Cheese. It’s stronger than most cheeses, so you can also use half Asiago & half grated Parmesan. This is also really good with grated Colby Jack & Parmesan if you want a milder taste. YUM!  Ingredients 4 cups heavy cream 1/8 teaspoon chicken base or  1/2 of a bouillon cube 1 […]

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The trick to great Alfredo:  Let the sauce simmer on low, for at least 15 minutes.  YOU WILL NEED:  1 pint of Heavy Cream 1 stick of butter 2 Tbsp. Cream Cheese 1/2 – 3/4 C. Parmesan cheese 1 tsp. Garlic powder DIRECTIONS: In a saucepan combine butter, heavy cream, and cream cheese. Simmer this […]

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Cold nights are soon coming, and we will be thinking about warm soups. My family loves HOME-MADE chicken noodle soup with homemade noodles. This soup is thick & creamy! I add the pictures to help you in the noodle making process, in case you’ve never tried your hand at making noodles before. Follow the pictures […]

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We all love Macaroni & Cheese…..especially when it’s not from a box! Here is a great recipe from Tyler’s Ultimate. It’s loaded with cheese & crispy bacon. You could also add diced smoked ham to this to make it a main dish. * YOU WILL NEED: 1 pound elbow macaroni 4 cups milk 1/4 tsp. […]

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