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Creamy Marinara with Shrimps

Creamy Marinara with Shrimps

This is a creamy marinara sauce with shrimps, otherwise known as the pink sauce at my house. You can make it from scratch if you like, there’s plenty of recipes out there to try. However, this is a quick go to meal for us on weeknights when you’re just too busy or too tired to cook but don’t want to go out to eat

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Wheat Spaghetti with Turnip Greens

Wheat Spaghetti with Turnip Greens

We cook a lot of pasta and noodle dishes because it’s fast and easy and versatile enough that we don’t feel like we’re eating the same dish all the time. This is one of those dishes that came together easily based on what we had and the limited time to cook it. This week, my…

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Make Ahead Lasagna

Make Ahead Lasagna

Inspired by Jane Doiron’s book, Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms, I have been trying to be more organized and cook something ahead of time so that I’m not always so harried to get dinner on the table during the week. Some of the tips on the book are really helpful and I have started…

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Easy Carbonara

Easy Carbonara

An easy and quick pasta dish is a staple in a pasta loving house like ours and nothing could be easier nor more comforting than pasta carbonara. You can have a bowlful in the length of time it takes for water to boil and pasta to cook. My daughter wanted spaghetti last week but I…

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Pasta Primavera

Pasta Primavera

There is nothing that says spring than fresh vegetables and what better way to welcome spring than a huge bowl of Pasta Primavera which simply means pasta with vegetables. From Essential Pasta Cookbook , this is what we had one night when The Clone was again begging for her favorite spaghetti. Since she was the…

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LaPis: Shades of Spring and Summer

LaPis: Shades of Spring and Summer

Spring for me always looks green. I love it when the early vegetables start showing up in the markets and in our backyard. This past weekend we picked all kinds of greens like collard, mustard and turnips that all grew by themselves as soon as the last frost melted away. I gathered enough greens for…

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Lasagne of Emilia-Romagna (Lasagne Verdi al Forno)

Lasagne of Emilia-Romagna (Lasagne Verdi al Forno)

The Daring Bakers have a new home in the Daring Kitchen! If you hadn’t heard of the daring bakers before, come visit with other cooks in the newly opened Daring Kitchen and participate in the monthly cooking and baking events that will be sure to challenge you and stretch your imagination. The March 2009 challenge…

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Garden Pasta Soup

Garden Pasta Soup

What could be better than a nice warm bowl of soup to end the day? Well, it’s actually hard to beat especially when it is full of fresh garden vegetables. These were the last of our garden veggies before the first frost of the season hit and turned everything dark. There was a little bit…

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