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Quick Tomato Sauce

If you don’t have spaghetti sauce on hand, or want a fresher tasting sauce than the jarred kind, here is my go-to. 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic 1/2 red sweet pepper, diced 1/2 green pepper, diced … Continue reading

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Fresh Pasta

Serves 4 – 6. 650 calories 400 grams flour (about 2 cups) (Classically, Italians use 00 semolina flour, but here in U.S. I use regular flour.) 1/2 tsp salt 4 eggs 1 tsp olive oil 1 tsp water Place flour … Continue reading

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Leftover Roast Chicken Something

This blog is to share cooking with my children.  Tonight I looked in the fridge for dinner and it occurred to me that I should share with the children how to make something from whatever. 1 cup dry white wine … Continue reading

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Tagliatelle alla crema di asparagi

4 nests of tagliatelle 1 cup (250 mL) of heavy cream 50 g butter Salt White pepper 2 Shallots Grated Parmesan cheese Trim asparagus spears. Boil in salted water until tender, about 5 minutes. Cut off the tips and reserve. … Continue reading

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Creamy Baked Mac’ and Cheese

  1 pound elbow, cavatappi, or rotini pasta 8 ounces extra sharp cheddar cheese, shredded 4 ounces Colby cheese, shredded 1/2 cup coarsely grated Parmesan cheese 1 stick butter 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 1/2 cups whole milk 1/2 cup … Continue reading

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Fettuccine with Creamy Sauteed Mushrooms and Grilled Shrimp

4 cups sliced mixed mushrooms (cremini, shitaki, oyster) Two tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil Salt and freshly ground pepper 2-4 cloves garlic, minced 4 sprigs fresh thyme stripped to give 1 teaspoon leaves ¼ cup white wine ¼ cup heavy cream … Continue reading

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Pasta Puttanesca

Box of spaghetti 4 lbs tomatoes (or two cans of peeled Italian plum tomatoes) 2 Tablespoons olive oil 4 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped 1 teaspoon dried oregano or 2 teaspoons fresh oregano, chopped dried red pepper flakes 1/2 – … Continue reading

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