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Baked Pumpkin Ziti

 Every once in a while I like to flex my cooking muscles by attempting a complex recipe.  Something completely from scratch that is a little more difficult that what I normally whip up on a Tuesday night.  This usually occurs on special occasions, as was the case last weekend for Valentine's Day. I recently checked… Continue reading Baked Pumpkin Ziti

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Easy Pesto Pasta & Italian Sausage

I've had a cold this week. Ugh! I tried to rest more than usual and ate lots of oranges to help my body heal faster. Luckily it only lasted a few days and I'm feeling much better now. I had skipped my mid-week run in order to go to bed earlier so I moved my… Continue reading Easy Pesto Pasta & Italian Sausage

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Chickpea Pasta

I found this recipe in the January 2008 issue of Real Simple magazine (my favorite magazine). It had simple ingredients and looked simple to make so I decided to give it a try. I’ve always been a sucker for a big bowl of pasta.Chickpea Pasta with Almonds & Parmesan4 servings1 tbsp olive oil3 cloves garlic,… Continue reading Chickpea Pasta

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Easy Dinner Idea: Pesto Pasta

Pesto Pasta is one of the easiest and quickest dinners you can make. I make this recipe frequently and I love the way it turns out. It is like a gourmet meal in your own home. Here’s what you need:Pasta, any kind - linguine is good as well as rigatoniPrepared pesto – I like the… Continue reading Easy Dinner Idea: Pesto Pasta