Tag Archives: pasta

Rigatoni with spicy sausage, sweet mini peppers, & broccoli

I’m not a huge sausage fan (there’s a joke in there somewhere) but this dish really surprised me because I liked it so much!! The sweet mini peppers sautéed with garlic and onions offset the spicy, crumbled Italian sausage and the broccoli gave it a little extra crunch and nice contrasting touch of color. It […]

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Three pasta dishes that take 20 minutes or less!

Let’s face it, everyone is always complaining how there isn’t enough time in the day, including me! When we arrive home we are tired, the kids are cranky and hungry, the dog needs to be walked, the laundry won’t wash itself,  and after a bit that Chinese delivery food is looking like a reallllly good […]

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Baked Rigatoni with an asparagus cream sauce

My spring break is over and school (well, work for me) started up again yesterday. I’m think I’m okay with that because that just means that we are getting closer to summer vacation and let’s not kid ourselves here–that’s the main perk of being a teacher! I’m back to going to sleep early, getting into […]

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Orecchiette con broccoli

I am definitely on a pasta kick. This takes about 20-30 minutes to make, is healthy, is extremely flavorful due to the pungent garlic and sharp parmigiano cheese. And it uses De Cecco pasta! Sounds pretty perfect, if I must say so. If you don’t know about De Cecco, check out my last post where I talk […]

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Racchette pasta with shrimp, red pepper, and broccolini in a white wine/lemon/garlic sauce

Now that I’ve recovered from the gorge fest, aka Thanksgiving, I am finally back in the kitchen! Thanksgiving was very different for me this year because this was the first year that I didn’t go home to see my parents. My boyfriend and his family graciously invited me to spend Thanksgiving with them and I […]

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Penne with sauteed cauliflower, anchovies, and capers

Anchovies again?? Yup,  I know some of you are cringing and rolling your eyes and some of you are doing your happy dance! Hey you non-anchovy eaters–maybe if I bombard you with enough anchovy recipes you’ll finally give in and try one? Wishful thinking? My pasta-obsessed dad cooked this for me when he was staying at my […]

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Spaghetti with a gorgonzola cream sauce and porcini mushrooms

First off, a big shout out to whoever is reading my blog in Singapore and Thailand! How cool is that?? Remember that cream that I used in the spaghetti with pesto and tomato sauce? If you don’t (I forgive you), you can check it out here. Well this recipe I actually made before that one […]

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