Tag Archives: Pasta

Healthy Mac ‘n’ Cheese

The perennial favorite comfort food . . . Between the rainy and chilly weather (yes, I am a weather wuss!) and my continued inability to walk very far, I haven’t been to the grocery store for nearly three weeks, so … Continue reading

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Shaved Parmesan and Fontina

“If you’ve ever seen how sweetly the town of San Gimignano sits atop its surroundings, you’ll know how perfectly this fine Parmesan and Fontina mix will grace the simplest dish.” So sayeth Sartori (est. 1939) on the front of their … Continue reading

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Vindaloo

It started out as Split Pea Soup, but things have a way of morphing in my kitchen. I had a lovely vat of home brewed chicken broth, and it was a chilly (for Arizona !) day, so a nice bowl … Continue reading

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Italian Meatballs and Stir Fry Peppers

Happily I announce that we are both back in the land of the living! After decades with no serious respiratory problems, at least for me, we both came down with a doozy of a case of the “whatever it is … Continue reading

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Intense Carrots

This dish is not what it probably looks like . . . it is not pasta with a tomato/meat sauce.  As the visible jar would hint, the “sauce” is simply some of the red pepper and eggplant spread that I … Continue reading

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Eggplant Parm – Day 2

Add some greenery and some baby yellow peppers, and we are both smiling at the treat soon to be enjoyed.

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Eggplant Ragout and Mini Penne

Eggplant . . . not my favorite food, but WOW – this turned out great.  And unexpectedly easy.  I read somewhere years ago that it improves the stringent feeling of eggplant if it is salted and drained before cooking/roasting it.  … Continue reading

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Sunny Paris

Whoopeee!  We got to go on a short trip – a week in New Mexico !!! First night home – leftover noodles and lots of bits of veggies from the trip, combined with a lovely stalk of bok choy that … Continue reading

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Versatility

  Freshly sautéed veggies, leftover noodly shells, boneless chicken thighs from the Nesco Roaster, and some fresh salsa from the deli. We generously sprinkled freshly-grated Romano over the top. I N S T A N T   F E A S … Continue reading

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Pasta Pasilla

You probably can’t tell from this picture, but this is a tiny little dish – about the size you would eat a small portion of ice cream out of.  This was an emergency grab of a picture of this delicious … Continue reading

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Pepper Steak Times Three

Pepper steak is a big fave for a quick, healthy dinner (or lunch).  We never seem to tire of it, and this week, we had it three different times.  Not consecutively, mind you, but we did have it on three … Continue reading

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Homemade Rice-A-Roni with Steamed Cabbage and Heavy Veggie Sauce

Not sure why I don’t make it more often, but the homemade Rice-A-Roni shown above is one of my favorite side dishes. It looks so plain, but oh, boy, is it ever flavorful! The boxed version is disproportionately expensive, full … Continue reading

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The End of the Rana

This was far more delicious than it appears, and it is the last seven little tortellinis from a package of refrigerated prepared pastas. Yeah, I know – not something I usually get. But it had a special magic aura about … Continue reading

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Turkey Cacciatore

This looks like a really simple dinner, and it was. BUT the flavors were oh, so lovely together. The turkey was from a turkey breast that I baked when we were expecting some company, and there was some leftover. I … Continue reading

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Aubergine Mediterranean (Eggplant Italiano)

We love eggplant, but I don’t always remember to start salting it down an hour ahead of time, but this time I did! I had about twenty beautiful tomatoes and a whole batch of red peppers, so with two of … Continue reading

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Stir Fry with Orecchiette

I just love the bright colors of any stir fry, and this one was especially good. I wrapped a piece of bacon around already-cooked boneless chicken thighs, reheated them enough so that the bacon cooked, and served them with the … Continue reading

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Swedish Meatballs Italiano

We couldn’t decide which country to favor tonight, Sweden or Italy. So I made sixteen Swedish Meatballs, and put half of them into some leftover spaghetti sauce and let them simmer for a bit, while the campanelles (pasta) reheated, and … Continue reading

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Stir Fry Soup

This looks more noodle-y than it really is because I just tossed the noodles on top. I refrigerate the soup separately from any kind of grain or pasta because it soaks up all the broth, making the grain/pasta too soft … Continue reading

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Hearty Havarti

After last night’s near miss at another hospital stay, DH wanted something easy on the tummy – pasta, cheese, eggs. This can all be done in one pan, lickety split. Put a little ghee in a pan and stir up … Continue reading

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Noodly Stuff

This doesn’t look like much just sitting there, but oh, my . . . it was so delicious! I wasn’t quite hungry enough at regulation lunch time for the split pea and lentil soup the second day around, so an … Continue reading

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