Category Archives: Pasta

Southwest Pasta Salad

Today I was looking for a yummy pasta salad to go with Lindsey’s Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches. I found this recipe at Chelsea’s Messy Apron– It is so yummy! Ingredients- 2 cups mini pasta (measured when dry, I used shells but it … Continue reading

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Tri-color Orzo Salad

This salad recipe is from “Aunt” Laura. 1 pound orzo pasta 2 Tbs extra-virgin olive oil, plus another 1/4 cup 2 cups fresh arugula, about 3 ounces (I usually use more than that, maybe 3 or 4 cups, and I use … Continue reading

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Ten Minute Macaroni and Cheese

Super easy and much better than the kind from the blue box! 3 T of butter 3 T of flour 1 can of evaporated milk 1 box of macaroni 1 cup of milk 2 cups of grated cheddar cheese Salt … Continue reading

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Maddie’s Pasta Sauce- From Ally’s Italian Friend Teresa

I have tried to make this healthier by leaving out the 1/4 cup of butter and 1 of the 3 tablespoons of olive oil in the original recipe. I often add more vegetables (celery and carrots) than called for in … Continue reading

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French Laundry Inspired Lasagna

Ingredients Sauce- 1/2 cup olive oil 1 1/2 cups minced yellow onions 2 tablespoons minced garlic 1/2 cup tomato paste 8 cups cut-up peeled tomatoes (about 12-14 medium tomatoes, cut into rough 1 inch pieces) or 4- 15 ounce cans … Continue reading

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Macaroni and Cheese

When Rick and I were first married he requested macaroni and cheese for dinner. I got busy and made a large casserole of the macaroni and cheese I grew up on, Homemade Macaroni and Cheese. The kind where you cook a … Continue reading

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Creamy Shrimp and Broccoli Fettucine

This recipe is courtesy of Elise at Simply RecipesIngredients * 2 to 3 cups broccoli florets, cut into bite-sized pieces * 1 pound fettuccine (use rice-pasta for gluten-free version) * Extra virgin olive oil * 2 cups heavy cream * … Continue reading

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Chicken Spaghettini With Broccoli, Pine Nuts & Sun-Dried Tomatoes

500 gm spaghettini 3 cups broccoli flowerets1/4 cup olive oil (maybe could use less)350 gm chicken, cut into thin strips2 Tbsp crushed garlic cloves1/8 tsp dried crushed hot red pepper3/4 cups drained sun-dried tomatoes, (packed in oil), sliced thin1/2 cup … Continue reading

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Chicken Penne Alfredo

¼ cup Butter¼ cup Olive Oil1 lb. boneless chicken, cut into ¾ inch cubes½ cup chopped green onions with tops2 cloves garlic minced1 Jar Alfredo Sauce1 (15oz) can Tomatoes, drained ½ tsp. Salt½ tsp. Pepper¼ cup chopped Parsley2 T. dried … Continue reading

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