Recipe Box, Pumpkin & Sausage Pasta Pillows with Chardonnay Béchamel

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Are you ready for Halloween?     Here’s a perfect dinner for your trick or treaters that will make everyone happy!     Soft pillows of pumpkin and sausage stuffed pasta covered in a chardonnay*cream sauce *substitute chicken broth or any white wine     It is sure to keep hungry goblins happy     … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Creamy Corn Carbonara

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  This is a perfect summer dish     It’s light, it’s satisfying, it’s delicious and it’s creaminess comes from fresh summer corn  🌽     Get the pasta cooking* while you are making the sauce *Add the pasta to a pot of boiling salted water, stir it down, cover it, and turn the burner … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Salami Carbonara

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Carbonara…it just might be the ultimate comfort food….😋 If you’ve never made Carbonara, it’s a great thing to have in your repertoire It’s the dish that chefs make most often for themselves after a long day in the kitchen It’s heavenly satisfying, a cinch to throw together, and a hit with all appetites If you … Continue reading

Secret Recipe Club, Chicken Cordon Bleu Stuffed Shells

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It’s Secret Recipe Club reveal day! My secret blog assignment this month is Rainstorms and Love Notes.  Ashley is a young bride enjoying life North Carolina, having lots of fun in the kitchen, keeping up with her 3 cats and rooting for the Pittsburgh Steelers Besides easy and delicious looking recipes, her blog is full … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Chicken & Ham Bechamel Pasta

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My favorite part of cooking is the creative side~ even though I plan dinners in advance, sometimes I deviate… and make up a recipe~ 34 degrees and raining made me reach for the pasta 😊 This isn’t exactly diet food, but with lower calorie pasta, and Bechamel Sauce made with olive oil instead of butter, … Continue reading

Secret Recipe Club, Baked Gnocchi with Mushrooms and Vodka Sauce

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Today’s the day for my group’s Secret Recipe Club Reveal~it’s kinda like a monthly party where everyone gets a secret Santa present! My “secret blog” assignment for September was BRKLYN Locovore, “One Brooklynite’s adventure of eating, cooking and living local.” I was thrilled to “meet” Melissa, who is an advocate of the local food movement, … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Smokey Chipotle Pasta Salad

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I am participating in the Mystery Ingredient Club over at Rattlebridge Farm today.  The mystery ingredient this time is chipotle. Once I started looking around, I found chipotle in so many different things…I ultimately decided to try a pasta salad recipe from the Pioneer Woman.  I did change a few things, if you want to … Continue reading

Take out Tuesday, Loaded with Fruits & Vegetables!

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Guess how many different fruits and vegetables are in this meal featuring an old favorite, Chicken Spaghetti?  10!   A rainbow of colors and flavors come together to make this familiar dish a little more flavorful and healthier! With a side salad full of fresh romaine, spinach, fruit and berries you will have a full day’s … Continue reading

Take out Tuesday, Create A Casserole

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I have been going rogue from my meal plan lately, can’t seem to stick with what I had originally decided, sometimes you simply change your mind and aren’t in the mood! When I got home from a busy day it was already 3, and I decided to “create” something for dinner.  This is a little … Continue reading

Take out Tuesday, Chicken Tetrazzini

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This is as comforting as good ole Mac & cheese yet it feels very sophisticated.  All you need is a simple green salad and you will be very happy. This versatile dish is easy to make ahead and hold in the fridge for a day or two before baking, or prepare and freeze either before … Continue reading

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