Pappardelle with Heirloom Tomatoes

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Is there anything better than a silky pasta dish, a glass of wine and some fresh heirloom tomatoes?  I think not!  This dish is so easy to make and comes together quickly for the perfect weeknight meal. It is loaded with beautiful tomato wedges, scallions and capers.  The sliced garlic gets sauteed in the oil… 

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Creamy Cajun Shrimp Linguini

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This recipe was originally posted about two years ago, but as I was racking my brain trying to think of something stay at home date night worthy (especially since it’s Valentine’s and all) this immediately came to mind. Make this delicious Creamy Cajun Shrimp Linguini for someone you love. Or just for yourself. Totally, completely… 

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Cool Avocado Basil Pasta

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  I love making this dairy-free pasta with pesto, avocados, and a hint of lime. It’s great for lunch or dinner, and has a healthy serving of good fats. In the summer, I serve this with sliced tomatoes straight from our garden. In the fall, I usually have this for lunch on those warm afternoons… 

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Caramelized Onion Ravioli with Herb Sauce

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When you first begin cooking, you feel confident and unstoppable. You can make anything at home and serve it to hungry guests or company. You wanted to cook, therefore, it can be made. By you, the new chef and cook extraordinaire. I certainly went into cooking with the same vivacious attitude of thinking I could… 

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Spicy Penne & Roasted Vegetables with Balsamic

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  Your mom called. She was wondering why you weren’t eating enough vegetables? Tell her this. “Settle down chick. I’ve got you covered.’ OK, depending on your relationship with you mother calling her ‘chick’ may not be the best idea, even if it is a funny one. With this amazing gathering of vegetables and spices,… 

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Spicy Italian Sausage with Squash & Shells

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  I was in the mood for something spicy one evening.  I came across some fresh-made spicy Italian sausage at my local market and decided this just might hit the spot.  I came up with this recipe with some of the ingredients I had in my kitchen like carrots, squash and zucchini.  I love the… 

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Simple Tomato Ricotta Pasta

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Lasagna is one of my favorite dishes. That is, if someone else makes it for me. It just takes too long to prepare. Plus all the dishes and the cleanup…ugh. This Simple Tomato Ricotta Pasta is pretty much deconstructed vegetarian lasagna. It comes together in about fifteen minutes and in two pots. Kids LOVE it… 

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Mediterranean Pasta Toss

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I’d like to introduce you to my very favorite pasta dish in the entire world, the Mediterranean Pasta Toss! Yes, that’s a huge claim. But I do love it so…even more than Alfredo. Which is saying a lot, cause I usually gravitate to the heart attack inducing sauces. What makes this dish incredible is the… 

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Spinach and Chicken Farfalle

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Everyone, meet Kristina! She’ll be posting from time to time and I’m SO excited. She’s hilarious, health conscious AND an amazing cook. I mean seriously – this pasta looks divine. I can’t wait to see all the yumminess she cooks up! Last month on my birthday card, my nine-year-old stepson wrote “You are a really good… 

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