Archive for the 'Italian' Category


on Aug 18th 2014

6 oz can tomato paste ½ diced onion 3-4 cloves minced garlic ½ cup water 2 T olive oil 1 small eggplant cut into thin rounds 1 zucchini cut into thin rounds 1 yellow squash cut into thin rounds 1 red bell pepper cut into thin round slices 3 more Tablespoons olive oil salt and […]

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Chicken Garden Pasta Bowls

on Jul 22nd 2013

My family sure is loving all the fresh summer veggies we pick up each week from Lester Farms in our CSA basket.  The produce is high quality and so fresh and flavorful.  I have also enjoyed creating recipes for the CSA baskets.  Today for lunch we feasted on Chicken Garden Pasta Bowls made with fresh […]

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Italian Pasta Ala Whatever’s in the Pantry – Gluten Free

on Mar 1st 2012

When preparing meals theses days, not only must I be frugal and healthy conscious, but also I must consider the gluten free eaters around here.  Sometimes my brain stalls, sometimes it is creative, and sometimes my brain just tells me to go with what I have in the fridge/pantry. The youngn’s were hungry here one […]

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Meatless Monday – Spaghetti Squash

on Aug 15th 2011

Monday is here again which means it is time for a meatless post.  Take a good look at this photo.  Is that spaghetti, the traditional pasta for marinara?  It may look like pasta, but it isn’t. It’s spaghetti squash cooked in the microwave then topped with some left-over 20 Minute Marinara.  If you are looking […]

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Chicken “Farmer John” (Parmesan)

on Jul 30th 2011

This recipe is in honor of my sweet niece Abby Kate who is convinced those of us who love the Italian dish, Chicken Parmesan are actually eating Chicken Farmer John!  Poor Farmer John.  It’s a shame he couldn’t have been a little more courageous. This recipe is not fried, but prepared easily with a modest […]

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20 Minute Marinara Meal

on Sep 18th 2010

It’s true!  Only 20 minutes stand between you and the simplest,  most savory Marinara sauce ever!  This recipe takes about 5 minutes to throw together and only needs to simmer 15-20 minutes more.  That leaves just enough time to toss a salad, boil noodles or pan fry some slices of Ciabatta bread.  We make a […]

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