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Scrumptious Tomato Sauce

Last week, my friend Tomomi mentioned that she was making a pasta sauce that required her to cook onions and garlic for a whole hour, then add whole tomatoes and simmer for another hour. Now, I’m usually all about saving time when it comes to making dinner, but something about the idea of cooking just … Continue reading

Asparagus and Poached Egg Over Pasta

Last week, I made another winner from Skinnytaste: asparagus and poached eggs over pasta. If you don’t like soft-cooked eggs, or if you prefer bolder-flavored pasta dishes, then this one may not be for you, but I found it delicious. The flavors and textures are simple but satisfying — sweet, slightly crunchy asparagus, savory cheese, … Continue reading

Lasagna Rolls

Over the weekend, I made lasagna rolls, and they were a huge hit with Johnny and the boys. I was craving lasagna, but I didn’t want to make a huge pan of it when we weren’t expecting any guests. Whenever I make lasagna for just the four of us, I always end up throwing a … Continue reading

Pasta With Italian Turkey Sausage, Escarole and Beans

Today’s entry is, like the kalua pork and broccoli and cheese pasta from last week, courtesy of Skinnytaste. Yes, I’m still obsessed with it, and plan to make at least a dozen more recipes from that blog. 🙂 This pasta with Italian sausage, escarole and beans was a huge hit with Johnny and the boys. … Continue reading

Surprisingly Healthy Pasta With Broccoli and Cheese

Yesterday, Jack and Derek kept asking me to bake up some of our frozen Mickey nuggets (the kind you buy in a huge bag at Costco) for dinner. While I’m no stranger to serving nuggets with a side of veggies or fruit for lunch, I’m a little more reluctant to use nuggets as the main … Continue reading

Warm Shrimp and Pasta Salad

Today, I have another recipe from the Better Homes and Gardens New Dieters Cookbook, the source of my surprisingly popular Polenta With Sausage and Vegetables post. Like that dish, this meal is satisfying and filling while clocking in at a reasonable calorie count (415 per generously-sized portion). If you’re OK with shrimp, this one will … Continue reading

Healthy, Flavorful, Easy Dinner: Italian Sausage Soup

Happy Halloween, everyone! Tonight was one of those nights where dinner needed to be quick and easy but also healthy (to counteract all the candy to be consumed afterward!). Not only did we have trick-or-treating on the agenda, but it was also a Tae Kwon Do day, which cut out even more of my dinner prep … Continue reading

Marvelous Meatballs and 3-Ingredient Spaghetti Sauce

Last month, while looking for a savory brunch dish to feed a crowd, I came across this breakfast casserole recipe on The Merlin Menu. I made the casserole (I’ll write about that another time), and it turned out so well that I perused the blog for other recipes. Lots of entries piqued my interest (I … Continue reading

Rotini With Petite Peas and Parmigiano-Reggiano; Caprese Salad

We’re not a vegetarian family, but we do love our produce, and occasionally, I feel like cleansing our palates with a refreshing vegetarian meal. So, tonight, I made a version of the Orecchietti With Peas and Onions recipe from Moosewood Restaurant Cooks At Home, with caprese salad on the side. Making this meal took a … Continue reading

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