Sweet Potato Ravioli Step-by-Step

Posted on Mar 19, 2014 in Main Dishes & Pasta, Pasta, Step-by-step Cooking | 1 comment

Sweet Potato Ravioli Step-by-Step

The subtle flavor of sage complements beautifully the creamy sweet potato filling of these delicious ravioli!

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Is it pesto? Is it hummus? I don’t know! But it’s yummy!

Posted on Jan 16, 2013 in Main Dishes & Pasta, One-Dish Meals, Pasta, Step-by-step Cooking, Vegetarian | 2 comments

Is it pesto? Is it hummus? I don’t know! But it’s yummy!

I recently rehydrated several batches of dried beans in my pressure cooker…and forgetting to set the timer, I accidentally overcooked my cannellini beans so they were quite mushy. Now what was I going to do with these mushy beans? Cannellini beans, sometimes called White Kidney Beans, have 15-17 grams of protein and 12 grams of fiber in a cup of cooked beans. When paired with a whole grain, they form a complete protein and that’s the kind of food we like to eat, healthy and tasty! So what am I going...

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Fresh Pasta Step-by-Step

Posted on Oct 26, 2011 in Main Dishes & Pasta, Pasta, Step-by-step Cooking | 0 comments

Fresh Pasta Step-by-Step

There's just no comparison between even the best, store-bought dried pasta and fresh, homemade pasta. It's like comparing apples and oranges. Making your own is easy--if you have a pasta roller--and requires only flour and eggs to make it.

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Fresh Basil Pesto Step-by-Step

Posted on Oct 25, 2011 in Pasta, Sauces, Condiments & Garnishes, Step-by-step Cooking | 2 comments

Fresh Basil Pesto Step-by-Step

Pesto is one of my favorite Italian foods! It is a delightful, vibrant sauce used to coat pasta--and it's especially wonderful on fresh pasta! I often make triple batches of it in late summer, when my basil plant is huge, and freeze it to enjoy in the winter. The fragrance of fresh basil on a cold winter day...nothing like it!

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Pasta alla Carbonara Step-by-Step

Posted on Oct 6, 2011 in Main Dishes & Pasta, Pasta, Step-by-step Cooking | 0 comments

Pasta alla Carbonara Step-by-Step

This is our all-time favorite fast meal. Kids love it and it's good enough for company. While the pasta cooks, toss up a salad and you're ready! Almost any pasta shape can be used.

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Delicious Tortellini Salad Step-by-Step

Posted on Sep 28, 2011 in Chicken and Turkey, Main Dishes & Pasta, One-Dish Meals, Pasta, Step-by-step Cooking | 0 comments

Delicious Tortellini Salad Step-by-Step

This is one of my favorite summer pasta salads. You can use a variety of vegetables, depending on what's available where you live or the flavors you prefer. The dressing has very little fat, making is a healthy choice.

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