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Baked Ziti. Pasta with Pesto Cream Sauce. I finally have basil in my garden.

Pasta with Pesto Cream Sauce

Basil I can use. This is a huge development. Pasta with Pancetta and Leeks. This meal took about fifteen minutes to make.

Pasta with Pancetta and Leeks

It was so easy. But more than that, it was absolutely delicious. Spicy Pasta Salad with Smoked Gouda, Tomatoes, and Basil. Cajun Chicken Pasta. Note: Since this recipe is featured on the Food Network episode this morning, I’m bringing it to the front for easy reference.

Cajun Chicken Pasta

This really is one of my favorite recipes here on The Pioneer Woman Cooks, and I regularly hear from people who’ve made it with great success. Crowd-pleaser! This is an exceedingly yummy, decadent pasta dish with chicken, vegetables, and lots and lots of scrumptious carbs. It’s a cinch to throw together, and if you don’t have prepared Cajun spice in your cabinet, you can just throw a few spices together to make your own combination. Different Cajun spice mixtures use different combinations of ingredients, but if you stick to basics like cayenne pepper (important!)

Just remember: part of the deliciousness of this pasta dish is the spicy kick. Baked Lemon Pasta. I love simple dishes like this.

Baked Lemon Pasta

They remind me of my single vegetarian days in L.A. when I’d often come home from work and find a total of three grocery items in my kitchen. This is in contrast to the 9.446 grocery items in my kitchen now—everything from bacon grease to a freezer full of beef, but we won’t go there today. Lemon is an unlikely flavoring for pasta, but oh…is it ever refreshing and good, especially in the spring and summer.

Chicken Florentine Pasta. I made this for a late lunch Saturday, and it absolutely completed me.

Chicken Florentine Pasta

It also absolutely completed my fourteen-year-old daughter, whose love of pasta is surpassed only by that of her mother, otherwise known as me. Pasta Carbonara. I can’t eat, think about, dream about, or even remotely consider Pasta Carbonara without thinking of Heartburn, the Meryl Streep/Jack Nicholson movie from the eighties that I both love and hate.

Pasta Carbonara

Cooking With Ryan: Pasta Carbonara. Pastor Ryan’s nice.

Cooking With Ryan: Pasta Carbonara

He didn’t want you guys to miss a brand spankin’ new recipe this morning just because I spent an entire weekend eating leftover lobster tail on my hotel bed, And leave it to a pastor to make one of my absolute favorite and most heavenly pasta dishes known to mankind, a recipe that also happens to be the most fattening pasta dish known to mankind. There’s a correlation there, you know. Enjoy, and I’ll see you in my kitchen tomorrow! -PW Hey there everyone! Today will be a good day. Today will be a good day because bacon and eggs are going to come together with pasta, and for that reason alone, today shall be called good. Pasta ai Quattro Formaggi. I included this recipe in the Black Heels book because it’s one of the first (disastrous) things I cooked for Marlboro Man when we were dating.

Pasta ai Quattro Formaggi

It was my favorite pasta dish from my favorite restaurant in all of Los Angeles: Intermezzo in West Hollywood. Intermezzo was where my friends and I would go when we felt as though we’d earned a nice dinner out after studying for a whole hour or so…and it’s where we’d have our parents take us to dinner when they’d come visit us at school. Intermezzo was a dreamy, wonderful place with an outdoor covered patio peppered with trees and tiny white lights. Grilled Chicken with Lemon Basil Pasta. I have another lemon pasta recipe on this site, and it’s always been a summertime favorite of mine.

Grilled Chicken with Lemon Basil Pasta

If you haven’t traveled to the land of mixing lemon and pasta, it can seem a little foreign at first. But the fact is, it’s a dreamy and delicious pairing that knocks my socks off every time. I added some grilled chicken to the top of this pasta dish at the end…but the grilled chicken is really secondary. It’s the pasta here—a creamy concoction of lemon, cream, and basil—that deserves top billing. I’d pounded some chicken breasts until they were uniform thickness, then marinated them for about 24 hours in the following concoction: Olive oil Juice of four lemons Dijon A tiny bit of honey A dash of salt Grill ‘em up, set ‘em aside and kept ‘em warm. Quick and Easy Roasted Red Pepper Pasta. I made this for a quick dinner last night, so I thought I’d share it with you this morning.

Quick and Easy Roasted Red Pepper Pasta

It’s almost identical to a recipe I posted here back in ancient times, also known as 2009, but it’s much quicker, easier, and will leave more time for you and your husband to catch up on old Season 3 episodes of 24, which have recently been playing on some cable channel without commercial interruptions. Along those lines, I would like to say that I don’t think my central nervous system will make it to Season 4. Quick and Easy Roasted Red Pepper Pasta. Bowtie Chicken Alfredo. I did a whole bunch of cooking yesterday, and boy are my skillets tired! But seriously, it was one of those days. Big ol’ ham. A bunch of ham glaze. New Christmas cookie recipes. Gravy made with the ham juices. Then my boys came in and asked what was for dinner in the middle of the afternoon.