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Sarafina’s One-Pot Pasta

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  16 ounces linguine 12 ounces cherry or grape tomatoes, halved or quartered if large 1 onion, thinly sliced (about 2 cups) 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced 1/2 teaspoon red-pepper flakes 2 sprigs basil, chopped or chiffonade 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (I used 1 T lemon olive oil with 1 T regular – yum!) […]

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Greek Lamb with Orzo

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from food52.com 1 pound ground lamb 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 large yellow onion, finely chopped 6 cloves garlic, sliced thinly 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 2 teaspoons ground coriander 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper 28 ounces can of whole tomatoes, drained  14 ounces can of chopped/diced tomatoes 5 ounces fresh spinach, chopped 1 pound orzo pasta 2 cups chopped fresh […]

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Crab & Crawfish Alfredo

Meagan pasta, seafood

4 oz cream cheese 4 T  butter (unsalted) 1 t  minced garlic ½ t nutmeg 2 t grated lemon zest 1/2 c milk 1/2 c heavy cream  1 c shredded Parmesan cheese 1 c crawfish tails 1 c lump crabmeat 1 T freshly chopped parsley Cut cream cheese and butter into smaller pieces. Add them to […]

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Carbonara with Spring Herb Gremolata

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Recipe courtesy of My Year in Meals and My Year in Cocktails 1/2 cup mixed fresh herbs: parsley, chives, thyme Grated zest of 1 lemon 1/4 cup EVOO 1/4 pound pancetta or guanciale, finely diced salt and coarsely ground pepper 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1/2 cup dry white wine 1 pound egg tagliatelle or […]

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Last-Minute Lasagna

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From Real Simple 1 26-ounce jar pasta sauce 2 30-ounce bags frozen large cheese ravioli, unthawed 1 10-ounce box frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed of excess water 1 8-ounce bag shredded mozzarella 1/2 cup grated Parmesan Heat oven to 350° F. Coat a 13-by-9-inch baking dish with cooking spray and spoon in a third […]

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Italian Pasta Salad

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12 oz rotini pasta 1/2 c Italian dressing 1/2 cup green or black olives 1/2 cup roasted red peppers 1/2 cup capers 1 jar hearts of palm, thinly sliced 1/2 Parmesan cheese Cook the pasta according to package directions. In the meantime, toss the olives, peppers, capers, and hearts of palm with the dressing and […]

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Fettuccine Alfredo

Meagan main_course, pasta

I love pasta. I love Alfredo. I really love this recipe for it.  It’s super easy to make and is decadent and the ultimate in comfort food. Recipe courtesy Giada De Laurentiis Ingredients 18 ounces fresh fettuccine 2 1/2 cups heavy cream 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice 12 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 cups grated Parmesan […]

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Kitchen Geekery :: Food :: Fifteen facts about pasta

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Kitchen Geekery :: Food :: Fifteen facts about pasta. The word ‘Pasta’ came from the word paste which means a combination of wheat and flour. The Chinese are on record as having eaten pasta as early as 5,000 B.C. Thomas Jefferson is credited with introducing macaroni to the United States; he fell in love with […]

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Noodle Caboodle!

sarafina1977 pasta

Whenever I throw a casserole together with pasta and whatever else I have in the house, I call it Noddle Caboodle. I got the name from Family Guy, and it’s stuck. Today for lunch, I made a Caboodle with shell pasta, white cheddar sauce, chicken, collard greens, onion, and garlic. Brian: Lois, this pasta, better […]

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>Tagliatelle with Asparagus & Gorgonzola Sauce

sarafina1977 main_course, pasta

>from “Pasta” by Parragon Publishing 1lb asparagus tipsolive oilsalt and pepper8oz Gorgonzola, crumbled6 fl oz heavy cream12 oz dried tagliatelle 1) Place asparagus tips in a single layer in a shallow ovenproof dish. Sprinkle with a little olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Turn to coat in the oil and seasoning. Roast in […]

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