Pasta

Browned Butter Gnocchi with Broccoli and Pine Nuts

January 28, 2013 Pasta

This is a great weeknight dish that has everything in one pot. Chewy gnocchi, crunchy pine nuts and crisp broccoli are an amazing texture combination. You’ve got to try this one! Ingredients: From Cooking Light 2 (16-ounce) packages prepared gnocchi 5 cups chopped broccoli florets 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 [...]

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Asparagus Fettuccini Alfredo

December 17, 2012 Pasta

  I was driving home and caught the end of the Splendid Table on the radio. A caller phoned in asking for a recipe for fettuccini alfredo. As soon as I heard the words fettuccini alfredo, my ears perked up and I took note of each ingredient. I made the recipe as soon as I [...]

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Butter and Garlic Fusilli with Arugula

October 11, 2012 Pasta

I tasted something similar to this dish at a wedding not long ago. It was one of the few vegetarian items on the buffet, and it did not disappoint. I loved the flavors, though I’m certain it had oodles of butter and slogs of oil. My recreation is light with tons of flavor. It takes [...]

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Easy Skillet Lasagna with Mushrooms and Basil

August 20, 2012 Casseroles

When I saw this recipe, I knew I had to make a vegetarian version. Lasagna is so comforting, but a total pain to make. This cast-iron skillet version using no boil noodles is a cinch. I’ll never go back to layering again. Ingredients: Adapted from How Sweet Eats 1 Tablespoon butter 1 Tablespoon olive oil [...]

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Spicy Eggplant and Cabbage Stir Fry with Soba Noodles

July 16, 2012 Pasta

I love soba noodles in the summer time. It feels like pasta, but lighter. And it’s even better with tender eggplant and crispy cabbage. I made this on a whim and was quite pleased. It’s a quick go-to summer meal that makes a great staple on the menu rotation. Get creative with the veggies and [...]

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Greek Pesto Pasta

June 25, 2012 Pasta

This pasta dish makes a tasty, super quick dinner option for those nights you don’t feel like cooking much. It’s a riff off my my recipe for Greek pita pizza (which I still eat so often it’s embarrassing) and incredibly flavorful for being such a simple dish. You could easily throw this together in 20 [...]

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