Bacon Pierogi Bake

Posted on May 18th, 2011

I never even heard of pierogi until I met my Canadian husband in college.  I know, I was missing out! Up until now, I always boiled pierogi then…

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Baked Spaghetti with Cream Cheese & French Fried Onions

Posted on Jan 6th, 2012

I have been looking for a very long time for a baked spaghetti dish that is more than just spaghetti and sauce thrown into a casserole dish.  This…

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blt pasta

BLT Pasta

Posted on Jan 21st, 2011

This was a big hit at my house! Okay, some of my picky eaters removed the tomatoes, but they don't know what they were missing.  I love that this…

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Buffalo Chicken Spaghetti

Buffalo Chicken Spaghetti

Posted on Dec 15th, 2010

I've seen the buffalo chicken flavor replicated in a lot of dishes, but never a pasta dish . . . until now.  The entire time I was eating it I…

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Pasta Caprese Salad

Caprese Pasta Salad

Posted on Jun 30th, 2012

If you love the flavors of caprese salad, you'll love this light, fresh pasta version too.  I have tons of basil and tomatoes in my garden right…

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chicken enchilada pasta

Chicken Enchilada Pasta

Posted on Jan 17th, 2012

Pasta is a favorite with my kids, so I'm always looking for new ways to make it.  This chicken enchilada pasta is different and delicious!  You can…

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tortellini bake

Chicken Tortellini Bake

Posted on Aug 23rd, 2011

I always keep a few packages of fresh tortellini in my freezer for quick weeknight meals, and this is one of my favorite ways to prepare it. You can…

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bacon mac and cheese

Creamy Bacon Mac & Cheese

Posted on Oct 14th, 2012

Oh my, this stuff is soooo good!  I dare say it's the best macaroni and cheese I've ever made.  And although it definitely has a more adult flavor,…

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chicken and veggie lasagne

Creamy Chicken and Vegetable Lasagna

Posted on May 14th, 2010

This is my first attempt at a variation on traditional lasagna, and I loved it.  So did my husband.  And my most adventurous child said it was…

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Creamy Pasta with Greens & Tomatoes

Posted on Aug 26th, 2012

I know I should eat my greens, but sometimes it's a challenge to serve them up in a way that will appeal to my kids--and if we're being honest, my…

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Creamy Tomato, Sausage and Tortellini Soup

Posted on Feb 2nd, 2010

The other day, I was reading my friend Christy's recipe blog, where she mentioned that she hadn't really cared for most of the tortellini soup…

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dunkley's famous mac salad

Dunkley’s Famous Macaroni Salad

Posted on May 28th, 2011

Now that summer barbecue season is upon us, I thought it would be a good time to share this recipe.  I don't know who Dunkley is, but I have a hunch…

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baked mac cheese

Easy Baked Mac and Cheese

Posted on Apr 16th, 2012

I originally posted this recipe a few years ago, but I've made some minor changes since then and wanted to share it again.  I've tried a lot of…

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sesame noodles

Easy Sesame Noodles

Posted on Sep 13th, 2010

It's hard to believe something so easy can be so good.  This takes less than 15 minutes to make, and everyone in my family loved it.  Even the…

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Greek Pasta Salad

Greek Pasta Salad

Posted on Jul 14th, 2011

This is an update of one my one of my favorite pasta salad recipes.  I'm not sure what's Greek about pepperoni, but I'm not complaining. I've…

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pasta with ham

Ham and Pasta Skillet

Posted on Apr 28th, 2011

Whenever I make a ham (which is about twice a year) I always have leftovers.  Lots and lots of leftovers. Well, I think I've found a new favorite…

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Noodle Vegetable Salad

Healthy Noodle and Vegetable Salad

Posted on Mar 22nd, 2010

I often fix myself this quick, healthy salad for lunch.  It keeps well in the refrigerator for several days and is perfect for people who want to…

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italian mac and cheese

Italian Mac & Cheese

Posted on Jan 4th, 2013

I don't think it's possible to have too many recipes for variations on macaroni and cheese.  This particular version is one of my husband's…

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Jalapeno Popper Mac & Cheese

Posted on Aug 2nd, 2013

People.  It's mac and cheese. With bacon and jalapenos. And cheese, of course......cheddar and mozzarella and cream cheese too!  Not to mention, a…

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jumbo ravioli

Jumbo Sausage Ravioli with Creamy Marinara Sauce

Posted on Sep 16th, 2011

I'm so excited about this recipe, I'm posting it the very night I made it!  Everyone in my family cleaned their plates.  My friend Elaine shared…

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pasta with sausage and rapinia

Market Monday: Pasta with Spicy Sausage and Rapini

Posted on May 27th, 2013

I was walking past the Native Hill Farm stand at the farmers' market Saturday, contemplating what to make for this week's Market Monday recipe…

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Mediterranean Orzo Salad

Posted on Jul 6th, 2010

This salad is simple, delicious and healthy.  It's great for a picnic, summer barbecue or quick lunch.  Feel free to make substitutions based on…

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Mexican Street Corn Pasta Salad

Mexican Street Corn Pasta Salad

Posted on Aug 30th, 2013

If you're planning an end-of-summer Labor Day barbecue (and even if you aren't), I highly recommend putting this salad on your menu. It's one of the…

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Orzo and Cheese with Fire Roasted Tomatoes

Posted on Feb 9th, 2014

I'm always looking for new ways to serve up traditional macaroni and cheese, so when I spotted this orzo version, I couldn't wait to try it. It's…

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Orzo Chicken Salad

Posted on Mar 21st, 2010

This is like a cross between a chicken salad and a pasta salad.  It makes a lot, so if you aren't feeding a crowd, you may want to half the…

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Ranch BLT Pasta Salad

Posted on Jul 3rd, 2013

Salads and sandwiches are two of my favorite summertime meals, and this tasty pasta salad combines both into one amazing dish.  It has all the…

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Rotel Chicken Spaghetti

Rotel Chicken Spaghetti

Posted on Sep 17th, 2010

This stuff is seriously yummy comfort food.  Kind of like macaroni and cheese with a kick! I try to refrain from second helpings most of the…

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Saucy Italian Noodles with Sausage and Peppers

Posted on Sep 11th, 2013

Honestly, there are no words. Nothing I could say that would do this fabulous pasta dish justice. But if you're in the mood for a big bowl full of…

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Skillet Shrimp and Asparagus Pasta with Progresso Recipe Starters

Posted on Apr 21st, 2014

Compensation was provided by General Mills via Federated Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the…

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Southwest Chili Con Queso Pasta

Southwest Chili Con Queso Pasta

Posted on Apr 9th, 2013

I love a one pot meal!  Especially when it's something the whole family enjoys.  And who doesn't love a cheesy pasta dish?  If you prefer, you can…

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spaghetti carbonara

Spaghetti Carbonara

Posted on Jun 4th, 2010

Spaghetti Carbonara is a classic Italian pasta dish, although the addition of half-and-half is more common in America.  This is quick and simple to…

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Spaghetti With Garlic Gravy & Tomatoes

Posted on Sep 2nd, 2012

Two words my friends: garlic gravy.  That's pretty much all you need to know about this pasta dish. And then there's the fresh basil, tomatoes and…

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Spicy Sesame Noodles with Peanuts

Posted on Jul 24th, 2013

My family loves these Easy Sesame Noodles, but I was still surprised at what a huge hit this kicked up version was with my family.  There are a few…

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cheesy baked ravioli

Super Cheesy Baked Ravioli

Posted on Apr 15th, 2010

My kids would eat ravioli with plain old marinara sauce every day if they could.  But sometimes I feel the need to dress it up a bit.  This recipe…

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baked ziti

Ultimate Baked Ziti

Posted on Aug 27th, 2010

This is a slightly adapted version of the America's Test Kitchen recipe for baked ziti. So yes, it's a bit more work than mixing up some pasta with…

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