Minestrone Soup…and My “Lucy” Moment

November 29, 2010
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My mom recently mailed me a pasta press attachment for my stand mixer. I’d secretly been hoping it might fall into my hands at some point after she received it as a giveaway from a Martha Stewart Show taping a while back. She determined after about a year of it sitting in the cabinet that […]

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Spinach-Pesto Lasagna

July 8, 2010
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Baked pasta – seriously?? I know that for a lot of folks the weather this week has been an absolute scorcher. But here in San Diego, we’ve kind of been experiencing the opposite (but not at all severe) phenomenon…it’s actually been a bit cold and blustery. In fact, I nearly turned the car around as […]

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Broccoli Cheese Pasta Casserole

January 11, 2010
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[tweetmeme] Is there anything more homey than a big ol’ broccoli casserole? Perhaps it’s a sign of my “settling down”, now that I’m married with two kids and live in the suburbs (when did this happen?) but I’ve rediscovered casseroles in the past year or so. You’ll almost never see one on a restaurant menu […]

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Spinach-Bacon Macaroni & Cheese

April 1, 2009
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Rich, golden spinach-bacon macaroni and cheese is kind of like having a little angel and a little devil on each shoulder. It’s decadent for sure, but the spinach relieves just a touch of the guilt. This was a rather simple recipe, from the back of a pouch of Kraft cheddar cheese, but the flavors were […]

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Whole Grain Spaghetti with Cherry Tomatoes & Pecorino Romano Recipe

March 27, 2009

I’ve seen other pasta dishes that are similar to this one, with thinly sliced caramelized onions intertwined with spaghetti. It’s almost as if they’re in camouflage, their lithe lankiness assimilating amongst the pasta.  My husband, alas, is no fan of onions so I usually end up choosing recipes where they’re not too prominent. But then […]

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