Posts Tagged ‘pasta’

Gnocchi with Peas

Saturday, February 25th, 2012
Gnocchi with Peas

Gnocchi with Peas

Gnocchi with Peas

Using pre-packaged gnocchi makes this dish an easy quick meal for the middle of the week.  While homemade gnocchi is amazing and worth the effort, packaged gnocchi is still quite good and requires much less time.  I save the homemade gnocchi for special occasions and weekends.
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Pasta all’Amatriciana

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011
Pasta all Amatriciana

Pasta all Amatriciana

Pasta all’Amatriciana

We recently had this pasta dish in Rome.  It’s a dish originating in this area because of the ingredients available (Pecorino Romano cheese, guanciale, and tomatoes).  I love this dish because it uses staple ingredients, all of which keep for quite a while.  Plus the sauce is sweet, spicy, and flavorful.
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1 Main Dish – 5 Ways

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011
Pasta with Almond Red Pepper Pesto

Pasta with Almond Red Pepper Pesto

Tuesday Tip

1 Main Dish – 5 Ways

If you only cook for 1 or 2 people, often times a single dish will last a number of meals.  Some people don’t mind eating the same dish, meal after meal.  But for those of you who like some variety over a few days 1 Main Dish – 5 Ways is a good way to vary the taste.  This is great to do on the weekend, and if you are cooking for 2, enlist the other person to help.  Pasta is a great example…
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Pasta with Basil Pistachio Pesto

Thursday, June 9th, 2011
Pasta with Basil Pistachio Pesto

Pasta with Basil Pistachio Pesto

Pasta with Basil Pistachio Pesto

Here’s another pesto pasta, but this time using pistachios in place of pine nuts.  As I’ve mentioned in the past, pesto is great because it’s a flavorful sauce that is quick to make.  This pesto would also be delicious spread on a flatbread.
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Pasta with Almond Roasted Red Pepper Pesto

Sunday, June 5th, 2011
Pasta with Almond Red Pepper Pesto and Cheese

Pasta with Almond Red Pepper Pesto and Cheese

Pasta with Almond Roasted Red Pepper Pesto

Here’s another quick and easy pasta dish for a busy weeknight meal.  The sauce is made faster than the pasta cooks.  Best of all, you can use all pantry/staple ingredients for this dish.
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