Garlic lemon shrimp and pasta - easy and delicious weeknight meal

This easy garlic lemon shrimp with pasta is a fantastic easy weeknight meal to keep in your menu planning rotation. I promise it’ll be a hit!


Lemon pasta salad with Asparagus and Mushrooms

It’s a good thing I did sort-of step-by-step photos for this one, because these photos are from a while ago and I don’t even remember eating this! Let’s see… Ruffles pasta (I LOVE that shape) and asparagus, washed and “snapped.” Looks like I’m boiling some water and also sauteing some mushrooms. I bet it smelled


Yummy Random Spicy Pasta

I had planned to make something totally different for dinner, but I didn’t have one of my pantry staples required to make it (whoa!)… so I went on a random fling-stuff-into-a-pot extravaganza. Cooked macaroni noodles Cut-up Turkey Pepperoni Leftover broccoli, cut into small pieces and steamed Jalapeno peppers, chopped Lawry’s Seasoned Salt The sauce was


More Asian Noodles… a bit different this time

Remember the last time I made Asian noodles? I had an extra steak which I threw in the freezer… Well I used it in another incarnation of the noodle bow. This time I did it a little differently… my veggies were bamboo, baby corn, mung bean sprouts, and snow peas (which I blanched). Man, I


Faux-ganoff Stroganoff Recipe

I don’t know what “real” stroganoff is, to tell the truth. I think it’s usually made with beef strips or chunks, not ground beef. But I have to tell you, one of the things I remember loving as a kid was the stroganoff hamburger helper my dad would occasionally make, with an extra dollop of


Asian Noodles with Beef and Peppers

Preface: I don’t know anything about Asian cooking. But I love Asian food. I didn’t use a recipe for this, or even read recipes in preparation… and let me tell you. This trial was not an error. It was a success. Delicious. But probably not “authentic.” First, I started marinating some beef in the fridge


Pasta with Tomato/Cream(milk)/White White Sauce

When our tomato plants were still alive and well (before a week straight of rain killed them with root rot), we got quite a bounty of ripe red tomatoes from them. I decided to make a yummy “wing-it” type pasta sauce with them. So first I cut them up and de-seeded them, but really I


Boxed Macaroni and Cheese – My way

OK this is pretty odd… I have “a way” that I like to make boxed macaroni and cheese. Which is kind of ridiculous, but it always turns out really yummily. YES! Spiderman! I cook the pasta in salted water… And meanwhile, I mix the milk and fake gross cheese powder.


Bowtie Ballet (pasta dish)

This dish was a cafeteria success story when I was at Winthrop University. My friends and I looked forward to the days the pasta station served up freshly made Bowtie Ballet with eager hearts and anticipatory stomachs. In fact, we marked those days (about once every six weeks) on our calendars, complete with little pink



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