Category Archive: Italian

Melt In Your Mouth Italian Sausages / Crock Pot

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. They go by way too fast don’t they? It felt like summer here this weekend and our pool is heating up, we will be splashing in it soon. I didn’t do a lot of cooking over the weekend, we had lots of left overs to use up and …

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Chicken Divan

This pasta dish is a family favorite. I double the recipe as the guys here will eat two servings each. Katy and I are satisfied with a single serving. It is a good company dish, add a salad and some sourdough bread to round out the meal. I often double recipes. I figure I am already …

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Chicken-and-Pasta Bake with Basil

This week mom and I are busy with doctor appointments and physical therapy. Mom is getting stronger and moving more every day! She got the staples out, set the walker aside and has started using a cane. Her surgeon told her he loves a show off! She is progressing nicely but to her it feels like a …

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Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Lemon, Basil and Salmon

This Giada De Laurentiis recipe is simple but delicious! With just a few minutes of prep time, this dish came together quickly and the results were outstanding! This could be my new favorite salmon recipe. The fresh flavors of  lemon, basil, garlic, capers and olive oil combine to season whole wheat pasta perfectly. The heat of the pasta slightly wilts the …

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Cheesy Chicken & Spinach Shells

Each jumbo pasta shell is stuffed with chicken and spinach combined with the smooth ricotta, mozzarella and parmigiano-reggiano cheese, smothered in tomato sauce with more  mozzarella cheese melted over the top.  The layering of three types of cheese creates a creamy texture with every bite.  With recipes like this you won’t feel the least bit deprived. I prefer to use marinara or spaghetti sauce which adds more …

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