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BLT Pasta Salad

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BLT Pasta SaladServes Approximately 16 (one cup portions) 1 pound shell pasta8 slices of thick-cut bacon (ideally, low sodium)1 pound cherry tomatoes, halved (or quartered)2-3 cloves garlic, minced5 ounces fresh arugala1 bunch green onions, sliced, greens and whites Bring a

Posted in Arugala, Bacon, Easy, Garlic, Light, Pasta, Salad, Side DIsh, Tomato

Angel Hair Pasta and Fried Eggs

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Angel Hair Pasta and Fried Eggs Basic Instructions, you can vary as you wish: Boil pasta. While pasta boils, saute mashed garlic in olive oil until fragrant. Toss in panko, let the crumbs toast a bit. Remove to a bowl,

Posted in Easy, Eggs, Garlic, Olive Oil, Panko, Parmesan, Pasta

Mac ‘n Cheese, Baked

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Mac ‘n Cheese, BakedServes 4 Note: this is not an ooey-gooey cheese-dripping version of Mac ‘n Cheese. It uses relatively small amounts of cheese, but the end result is still a rich-tasting, warm comfort food meal. 2 cups dry shell

Posted in Cheese, Easy, Pasta, Side DIsh

Chicken Lo Mein

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Chicken Lo Mein Serve 6 (or fewer if there are hungry teenagers involved.) 6 ounces angel hair pasta (dry) 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 medium onion, sliced and quartered 1/2 cup matchstick carrots 1 large green bell pepper, sliced 1 large

Posted in Asian, Chicken, Mushrooms, Pasta, Peppers

Creamy Chicken and Spinach Pasta

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Creamy Chicken and Spinach Pasta Serves 4 2 cups warm, shredded cooked chicken (or about 8 ounces) 6 ounces dry pasta, some sort of short variety (penne, rotini, etc) 1 cup frozen peas 1 teaspoon olive oil 1/2 cup Vidalia onion,

Posted in Chicken, Creamy, Pasta, Spinach

Salmon and Spinach Pasta Toss

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Salmon Fillets 1 pound salmon fillets (4 ounces each) Season the salmon with your preferred seasoning.  Heat a non-stick skillet, pan fry until cooked, about 3 minutes per side. Nutritional data, per serving:Calories:      190Fat:               9.0gSat fat:          1.5gChol:            70mg Sodium:        50mgCarbs:           

Posted in Cookbook, Pasta, Salmon, Side DIsh, Spinach

Lasagna Two Ways

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I give you two variations of the same recipe. Life is all about choices. Having a couple options give you more control over your life. Make choices, prioritizing needs, and taking responsibility are frequent topics on my twice-weekly MakeYourSomedayToday podcast,

Posted in Beef, Cheese, Lasagna, Pasta, Spinach

Today’s Simple and Easy Dinner

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Simple and Easy Beef Stroganoff Makes 6 servings 1 package Hormel beef tips and gravy (17 ounces) 8 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced 1 cup onion, diced 1 garlic clove, crushed 6 ounces Greek yogurt (fat free is what I used)

Posted in Beef, Cake, Chocolate, Dessert, Mushrooms, Pasta, Yogurt

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