Category Archives: pasta

Pasta with Pesto Cream Sauce

  Pasta with Pesto Cream Sauce Adapted from Simply Recipes and Pioneer Woman 2 c basil leaves, packed 1/2 c grated parmesan heaping 1/3 c walnuts 3 cloves garlic, chopped 1/2 c extra virgin olive oil salt & pepper, to … Continue reading

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Creamy Mac & Cheese

Mac & cheese is one of my favorite foods, and this version is the best I’ve had in a long time! Creamy Mac & Cheese Adapted from The Kitchen Prescription 8 oz pasta olive oil 3+ T butter, divided 1/2 … Continue reading

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Shanghai Fried Noodles

This was a fun and easy dish to make.  Make sure you have all of your ingredients ready to go before you begin stir-frying.  The original recipe calls for cooking over high heat but my attempts led to a blaring … Continue reading

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Simple Tomato Sauce

This is an easy tomato sauce that can be whipped up quickly with minimal chopping.  You may want to strain off some of the juice before adding the tomatoes to the skillet or, if the sauce seems too runny, just … Continue reading

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Bolognese Sauce

This is a really flavorful thick, meaty sauce.  A friend’s mother originally adapted it from a Dear Heloise column; we’ve made a few additional tweaks.  As with most tomato sauces, you can use whatever tomato products you have on hand. … Continue reading

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Pasta in Cream Sauce

This is a really tasty, relatively quick meal to put together.  When we use fresh pasta from the grocery store (which comes in 10-12 oz packages), I scale the rest of the ingredients back a bit.  This is a very … Continue reading

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Baked Macaroni and Cheese

This is my favorite mac and cheese recipe! You can try substituting part of the cheddar with another cheese to create a slightly different flavor. Baked Macaroni and Cheese 6 T butter1/4 c plus 2 T flour4 c milk1 1/2 … Continue reading

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