Category: Pasta

BLT Pasta Salad

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

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

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

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

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,

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Salmon and Spinach Pasta Toss

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

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

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