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A baked pasta dish that screams out loud of comfort with its creamy cheese sauce, tender pieces of white meat chicken and diced tomatoes. Chances are you have everything on hand to make it right now. Yes, this very minute.
When Intelligentsia Coffee opened in Pasadena recently, I was intrigued the lasagna cupcakes they served. The cupcakes are made by Heirloom LA , a catering business. About the size of a muffin, a single lasagna cupcake was a delicious meal. After seeing how much my daughter enjoyed them (she ate my entire cupcake and I had to order a second one), I decided I had to try making them at home. After a bit of research, here is my method.
In a covered stockpot, bring the stock to a boil then reduce the heat to low and simmer. In a large saucepan on medium heat, cook 2 tablespoons of butter and the olive oil until sizzling, about 2 minutes. Add the onion, stir well and cook for two minutes. Reduce the heat to low and add the garlic, stir well and cook for 4 minutes. Raise the heat to medium-high, add the mushrooms, and 1 tablespoon of the parsley and cook for 3 minutes, stiring to prevent sticking. Add the wine and deglaze.
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Ads keep BigOven free. Remove ads with BigOven Pro Fettucine Alfredo Preparation In large pot of boiling salted water, cook fettuccine for 8 to 10 minutes or until tender but firm; drain well. Meanwhile, in large saucepan or skillet, bring cream and butter just to boil.
People are always asking us how we come up with recipes, and also what we cook when we don’t really have a plan, or we’re short on time. We’ll be the first to admit that we’re not above drive-throughs, cold cereal, and frozen meals. But sometimes you just want a good, hearty, home-cooked meal. This is a great example of a really good dinner, that was created by simple ingredients I already had around my kitchen.
This recipe is a great kid-friendly, weeknight standby. It's so easy to adapt however you wish. You can add a different veggie, some chicken, or shrimp. Just adjust the sauce as needed & make a bit more if you add a lot. It can also be made ahead of time & reheated in the microwave.
It’s getting hot and that means lighter food, and using the stove as little as possible. This easy no cook herb pasta sauce is just what the weatherman ordered. Essentially a nut-free pesto, it can be made with whatever beautiful summertime herbs or greens you have on hand. I used cilantro and parsley (yes, I’ve already written about my obsession with cilantro pesto ), but basil, sorrel, spinach, mint, dandelion greens, or even a pinch of dill would all be lovely. This is good warm, but is just as good as a cold pasta salad of sorts. Bring it to a bbq.
This delicious, incredibly cheesy dish is another one of our favorite weeknight dinners. It’s beefy, hearty and whips up in less than 20 minutes. Hope you love this one as much as we do! Start with one pound of lean hamburger meat, browned and drained. Add a package of taco seasoning. And one can of this.
Pierogi are traditional Polish noodle dumplings, filled with a variety of classic sweet and savory mixtures. For this recipe, we've chosen to make a basic potato-cheese filling and serve them as a side dish topped with sour cream, garlic and chive sauce. Our family recipe, combined with a fairly standard dough preparation method, produces an exceptionally light and tender finished product. The secret? Pinching off portions of dough and rolling them individually to avoid overworking it.
If you like pizza you will love this casserole. Pepperoni, sausage, green peppers, mushrooms, onions and homemade pizza sauce are tossed with rotini pasta, topped with mozzarella and baked until bubbly. Just think of it as your favorite combination pizza turned into a tummy warming dish fit for a Sunday supper. Casseroles gained popularity in the 1950s because of their simplicity. They are easy, one dish meals that can feed an army and as a bonus they freeze quite well. This pizza casserole is no exception.
Fettuccine Alfredo is one of Italy’s most wondrous exports. A perfect pairing of rich, creamy sauce and perfectly cooked pasta that serves equally well as a main dish or as a side to nearly anything you feel like serving with it. It’s complex yet simple, filling and decadent.
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