Archive for the ‘Pasta’ Category

Martha Stewart’s Macaroni and Cheese

We decided to celebrate “World Vegetarian Day” yesterday with a hearty vegetarian entree. This macaroni is cheesy and crusty and saucy and flavorful and not terribly difficult or time-consuming. I grated the cheese and tore up the bread a little earlier in the day, to get it to come together even more quickly. I also […]

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Posted on October 2, 2012 at 7:42 am by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Entrees, Favorites, Pasta, Side Dishes - Starch, Vegetarian

Bacon and Butternut Pasta

This was really yummy, but we are a household (mostly) of veggie-loving folks. If you already love kale and butternut squash, you’ll love this pasta (the nutty Gruyère and luscious crème fraîche are a fantastic and classic combination). If you don’t, this recipe isn’t going to be the one to convert you (try this or […]

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Posted on September 20, 2012 at 7:01 pm by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Entrees, Pasta, Side Dishes - Starch, Side Dishes - Veggies, Uncategorized, Vegetarian

Seared Scallops and Herb Butter Sauce

These scallops (recipe here) were really easy and tasty. I don’t know why, though, the recipe says to use a separate saucepan to make the sauce. I would take advantage of all of the crusty caramelizing in the shallot pan and just make the sauce in there. I suppose since this sauce is kind of […]

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Posted on September 20, 2012 at 8:20 am by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Entrees, Menus, Pasta, Seafood, Side Dishes - Veggies

Shrimp Florentine Pasta

This was SO fast and easy (recipe here.) Very tasty, too. Even Hubby, who has historically not been a big shellfish fan, loved it. Filling and healthy and VERY fast to make.

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Posted on September 11, 2012 at 7:05 pm by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Entrees, Favorites, Pasta, Seafood

Asparagus Lasagna

This was SO delicious. The chewy sweetness of the sun-dried tomatoes was the perfect complement to the earthy grassiness of the asparagus. Recipe here.

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Posted on September 10, 2012 at 7:53 pm by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Entrees, Favorites, Pasta, Uncategorized, Vegetarian

Giada’s Gnudi

Quite possibly the least attractive dish that I’ve ever made… But…wholesome, healthy and hearty, tasty and quick and easy to make. It looks HORRID. It is something that I would NEVER serve to company, but it was good. If, after that resounding endorsement, you’re still interested in making it, the recipe is here.

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Posted on May 8, 2012 at 12:03 pm by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Entrees, Pasta, Side Dishes - Starch, Vegetarian

Baked Orzo with Fontina and Peas

Baked Orzo with Fontina and Peas This is a great Giada recipe (recipe here). That girls never steers me wrong. Every one of her recipes that I’ve tried has turned out well. If you use veggie stock, instead of chicken stock, this recipe would be vegetarian, but my vegetarian daughter was out for the evening, […]

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Posted on December 4, 2011 at 7:13 pm by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Entrees, Pasta, Side Dishes - Starch, Vegetarian

Butternut Squash Gnocchi with Sage Brown Butter

Recipe here. This recipe (served with a simple, small salad and some chicken that was sprinkled with seasoning and grilled) was tasty, but I’ve made a version of this dish before and VASTLY preferred the other recipe.  The other recipe used sweet potato instead of the butternut and also contained some ricotta.  The dough for […]

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Posted on December 3, 2010 at 12:32 pm by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Entrees, Pasta, Side Dishes - Starch, Vegetarian

Chicken Spaghetti for 25

This recipe has been in my family for so long, I don’t remember which cookbook it came from, originally.  It was one of those civic/charity league cookbooks, I think…Junior League of Tyler, perhaps?  My mom gave it to me MANY moons ago and we’ve served it for quite a few “Help!  I need to feed […]

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Posted on August 22, 2010 at 12:09 pm by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Entrees, Favorites, Pasta, Uncategorized

Hoisin-Glazed Scallops with Sauteed Spinach and Peanut Butter Noodles

Peanut Butter Noodles recipe here. The scallops recipe is from the subscription-only section of Fine Cooking’s website, but basically, you just cook the scallops in a VERY HOT lightly oiled pan (after sprinkling them with a tiny bit of cayenne and salt) until they’re browned on both sides and opaque throughout and then you lightly […]

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Posted on August 17, 2010 at 7:50 pm by lara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Entrees, Pasta, Seafood, Side Dishes - Starch, Side Dishes - Veggies, Vegetarian