Archive for the ‘Pasta’ Category

Longevity Noodles

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Traditionally served for the Chinese New Year, longevity noodles symbolize wishes for a long and happy life. Be careful not to cut or break the noodles as you cook them, as the length is symbolic of the eaters' lives! These are wonderful with skinless boneless chicken thighs as well ...

Gnocchi with Summer Squash

Monday, March 25th, 2013

This easy and fast side dish comes together in no time. The fresh flavor is easily customized for whatever you're serving it with. I had some baked chicken, so I added thyme into the zucchini. Next time I might throw in some cherry tomatoes too. Very ...

Apple Cranberry Turkey Pasta

Sunday, November 25th, 2012

This very odd sounding pasta was surprisingly good. My husband thought it was outstanding. :-D I'm not sure where the inspiration for this came from; it was just Shaun and me punting in the kitchen and ending up with something interesting and good. The sweet and ...

Homemade Chicken Noodles

Saturday, October 13th, 2012

In celebration of Shaun passing the bar (hurrah! ), we made homemade chicken noodles today. This is something we don't make very often, as it's a huge batch, and not particularly healthy, but it is oh so good, and worthy of celebrating Shaun's accomplishment. We're ...

Lasagna

Monday, July 11th, 2011

This is my take on lasagna. It's somewhat lighter, but still packed with flavor - tons of veggies, chicken Italian sausage, low fat ricotta, Parmigiano-Reggiano, mozzarella, smoked provolone, and delicious homemade tomato sauce. I froze most of this for lunches over the next few weeks, but couldn't resist ...

Baked Chicken Noodles

Friday, July 8th, 2011

I took some leftover chicken noodle soup from lunch today, which I made with twice as many noodles so it was not very brothy, sprinkled the top with some breadcrumbs, and baked at 375 degrees F in an ovensafe bowl for about 30 minutes. It turned out quite good, ...

Happy Birthday to My Husband!

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Today is Shaun's birthday, so we splurged a little and had some pasta with our turkey meatballs tonight. Tonight I used Mario Batali's Arrabbiata sauce, which has a nice spicy little kick to it. I was really quite impressed with this jarred sauce, and I'll have to try ...

Turkey Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

Saturday, April 30th, 2011

Tonight I made a variation on my turkey meatballs. I made the mixture, formed the meatballs, then placed them in a large saucepan and poured in a jar of one of our favorite tomato sauces, Newman's Own Marinara with Mushrooms. I thinned it with just a little water to ...

Greek Pasta Salad

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

This is a great recipe for a crowd. I've posted it here before, but I've made a few modifications since then, so here's how I made it today for a potluck lunch tomorrow. If you'd like to make a meal of this, grill up about a pound of chicken ...

Turkey Noodles

Sunday, November 28th, 2010

Tonight, we used up some more of our turkey leftovers to make turkey noodles, similar to the much beloved homemade chicken noodles, but on a much smaller scale :-) Turkey Noodles Serves 4 For the noodles: 1 egg 1 cup flour 1/8 tsp kosher salt 1/4 tsp black pepper For the rest: 2 tsp butter 8 ...