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Pesto Chicken Stuffed Shells. When I'm in my cooking 'zone', creative juices tend to flow and I start throwing random things together so nothing goes to waste.

Pesto Chicken Stuffed Shells

This recipe is a result of using up leftover ingredients I had from other dishes I prepared for the freezer. I figured chicken, pesto and cheese would work with pasta fairly well and so I hoped for the best. We enjoyed these Pesto Chicken Stuffed Shells from the freezer and even my husband was impressed how these came out! I guess I'll have to make this again soon and/or experiment some more... I come from the school that any good tasting filling is versatile in different applications, whether it be stuffed into baked dough, layered or stuffed with pasta or even used as a pizza topping. This dish came about after realizing I had quite a few leftovers of pesto, cooked and shredded chicken, various cheesse and jumbo pasta shells.

Creamy Caprese Pasta. Unfettered F-U-N . . . Rainbow Jelly Shooter! Rainbow Jelly Shooter Its been a whirlwind at the test kitchen.

Unfettered F-U-N . . . Rainbow Jelly Shooter!

The book is progressing (crossing fingers that it is going to press in early December!) , we have been working on a little something (three little somethings, actually) for Saveur.com, and about a million more actions items cropping up here and there, many of which have not received appropriate attention and are currently housed in a bin marked "anxiety provoking". One of the highlights of our week was a lovely chat with Erin over at Tablespoon.com, who mentioned that they were hosting a Double Rainbow Week, which sounded like such fun! (And it IS - featured items include double rainbow . . . donuts! So, when the weekend rolled around, rather than trolling cocktail books for jelly shot inspiration, we decided it was high time for a bit of unfettered f-u-n . . .

I love the "rainbow" gelatin technique - borrowed from the popular recipe for kids' finger gelatin. Cheers, Michelle. Broccoli Cheddar Soup. Comfort in a bowl.

Broccoli Cheddar Soup

That is what this soup should be called. As Sugarcrafter, where I got the recipe, stated, I love the broccoli cheedar soup at Panera Bread. Not surprisingly, this soup was even better! Linguine with Garlicky Bread Crumbs. With My Husband away on a business trip for a few days this week, I kept the cooking simple.

Linguine with Garlicky Bread Crumbs

Often letting the boys choose their dinner, thankfully, a vegetable was always chosen as part of the meal since they both have been learning about eating healthy foods. Spinach Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwich. Earlier on in the week, when I made the spinach, or spanakopita pesto pasta I made sure to keep some of the pesto left over for something new.

Spinach Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwich

I had come across the idea of using a pesto in a grilled cheese sandwich and it was the perfect time to try one. I have been experimenting with grilled cheese sandwiches for a while now. It all started when I first tried adding some jam to one then I moved on to chutneys and now it was time to try a pesto grilled cheese sandwich. Since the spinach pesto had some Greek flavours going on I decided to use a Greek cheese, graviera, in the sandwich.

The spinach pesto sandwich with graviera was amazing! Does this grilled cheese sandwich look good? Spinach Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwich A tasty spinach pesto smothered in ooey gooey melted cheese and wrapped in buttery golden brown grilled bread. Servings: makes 1 sandwich Prep Time: 5 minutesCook Time: 10 minutesTotal Time: 15 minutes Printable Recipe Ingredients Directions Similar Recipes: Fast Food: Creamy Shrimp and Mushroom Pasta. October 18th, 2008 by katie I love this recipe.

Fast Food: Creamy Shrimp and Mushroom Pasta

It is so fast and easy yet so filling and rich. It is a company worthy dish on a weeknight time budget. 4-8 oz fettuccine or linguine10 tbsp butter, divided (I know, but I’ve tried it with less and it’s just not the same)8 oz fresh, sliced mushrooms2 garlic cloves, minced3 oz cream cheese, cut into small pieces2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped1 tbsp fresh basil, chopped (you can use dried herbs if that’s all you have)2/3 cup boiling water (from your noodle pot)1 lb cooked shrimp (feel free to buy frozen-gasp!) Boil and salt a large pot of water and cook your pasta. Foodgawker - StumbleUpon. Perfect Mac-n-Cheese « My Cooking Quest. November 13, 2008 by joejhorn.

Perfect Mac-n-Cheese « My Cooking Quest

Garlicky Baked Fries. I’m never going to make garlic potato fries any other way.

Garlicky Baked Fries

These garlic fries, win hands down as the best garlic french fries I’ve ever made. Plus they are baked – so I won’t feel too guilty if I make it every time I’m craving for some potato comfort. When I read that there is garlic infused oil involved, my heart skipped a beat (in a good way, not the way oil would otherwise treat your heart). I got down to making them immediately. I used extra virgin olive oil instead of vegetable oil because I just love the aroma that garlic and olive oil combine to impart. Crispy golden baked fries These garlic fries are incredibly simple to make and are so full of flavour.

Crunchy potato skin.