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Eggplant Puttanesca

My garden is overflowing with eggplant! So much yumminess and I am having a blast coming up with new ideas to enjoy it. Puttanesca sauce is one of my all time favorite things. I discovered it when I was too young to be told what the name means and have loved it ever since. Basic puttanesca sauce is incredibly easy to make, you just take some tasty homemade pasta sauce and add different types of olives and capers. Some like to add anchovies, but I didn’t have any on hand. Anyway, eggplant was the perfect addition to a puttanesca sauce. It’s thick, chunky texture is perfect with this rustic sauce [...]

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Chicken Caesar Pasta – Guest Post at Cravings of a Lunatic

Hey all. I am honored to be guest posting today for Kim at Cravings of a Lunatic. If you don’t know Kim, I suggest getting to know her ASAP. In addition to being a very talented cook, she is an absolutely hilarious writer. Every time I read her blog I get dirty looks for laughing so hard at work… I was agonizing about what to create for her super awesome blog and I finally settled on this quick and simple pasta. Head over to Cravings of a Lunatic for all the deets. As I mentioned you should get to know Kim and bookmark her site immediately. She has all sorts [...]

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Green Vegetable and Pasta Casserole

The joy of a fridge clean out! Tonight I came home starving and had nothing to make for dinner. I wanted to whip something up quickly and had to figure out how to combine what I had on hand. I decided on some baked pasta with ricotta and lots of green veggies. I mixed everything up, threw it in the oven and crossed my fingers that it’d be edible. It turned out to be a great invention. Filling and comforting, but light and packed with cancer fighting leafy greens. I was counting on leftovers, but Craig ate almost the whole thing! The key to making this tasty pasta is to [...]

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Lemon Kale Fettuccine

Tonight was one of those throw together a quick dinner night, since I just got back from a whirlwind long weekend visiting my Grandparents in Dallas. I spent a lot of time cooking, eating and catching up with all my relatives and was also able to enjoy a big Patriots win on Saturday! Craig went grocery shopping yesterday and brought home some gorgeous homemade spinach fettuccine. So I was inspired to create this simple, 15 minute dish! Kale, lemon, toasted pine nuts and a bit of garlic combine to make a healthy, filling and super easy pasta. You could top this with chicken to make it a one pot meal [...]

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Easy Skillet Lasagna

The holidays are such a wonderful time of year. However, things get so busy and hectic that I’m having trouble finding time to cook. So I thought it would be a great time to develop something quick and easy that can last a few days. Lasagna is so yummy and delicious, but it’s always been a special occasion or weekend meal. No more! This skillet lasagna takes less than 40 minutes to put together and makes an incredible weeknight meal. The best part is that it makes enough for some great leftovers and will keep for 3 days in the fridge. Don’t be intimidated by all the steps, basically you [...]

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Baked Pumpkin Pasta

Pumpkin puree is a flavorful and low calorie addition to any dish. I’ve been getting into the fall spirit and am loving adding pumpkin to everything these days. Tonight I decided to throw together a simple baked pasta dish that pairs creamy pumpkin with flavorful goat cheese and pesto for a delicious and simple vegetarian meal. Quick and easy to put together, this dish is filling but still light. This recipe makes enough for some tasty leftovers as well! Read more for the full recipe! Ingredients: 1lb whole wheat pasta (penne, fusilli, orecchiette) 1 (15oz) can pumpkin puree (NOT pumpkin pie filling) 3 tbsp basil pesto 4oz herbed goat cheese [...]

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