Pumpkin Pasta Bake with Sage & Parmesan


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Lightened Up Tuna Noodle Casserole

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I wouldn’t say that my mom was obsessed with making tuna noodle casserole, but she made it at least once a month when I was growing up and more frequently during Lent especially on Fridays when we didn’t eat any meat. Trust me, our family never complained. I was always fascinated that she made this… 

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Chicken Penne Provencal


A delicious chicken pasta dish in under twenty minutes? Yes! This dish is so elegant and tasty, you’ll be able to pass it off as something really complicated. But it’s not. It’s almost shamefully easy. The briny capers add such amazing flavor without a bunch of calories and fat. (I just love capers. ) You… 

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Pappardelle with Heirloom Tomatoes


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


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

avocado basil pasta

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 basil avocado pasta for lunch on those… 

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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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