6 results for tag: pasta


I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues

When I was growing up, my mother's go-to salad was a wedge of iceberg lettuce topped with a blob of chunky blue cheese dressing. She and Daddy scarfed it up like it was candy. I turned my nose up. What was the appeal of this stinky, gooey cheese stuff? Of course, I swore that I would never eat blue cheese. And, once again I'm eating my words. I love blue cheese! I love blue cheese with so many things – on steaks, on salads, stuffed in mushrooms, melted over grilled vegetables, the options are endless. This week's recipes all feature blue cheese. You can choose your favorite variety. Personally, I like the stronger blues like gorgonzola. If you're ...

Tuesday Night Supper

What should I cook for supper? Believe it or not, that's an almost daily question at our house. When it's just Vince and me at the dinner table, I'm inclined to try some new ideas. That's what I did on Tuesday. My broccoli salad recipe had originally consisted of broccoli, strawberries, salted cashews and toasted coconut, but when I couldn't find any pretty fresh strawberries, I had to resort to Plan B. Necessity is the mother of invention. It was also a serendipity. The combination of the flavors of the raspberries, pistachios and toasted coconut is fabulous! The dressing is slightly sweet and tangy. I still plan to test the recipe with strawberries ...

Pizza Pasta

On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, a pasta casserole loaded with meat and cheese! 'Tis the season for pot luck suppers and covered dish dinners. This is pasta dish is one of our favorites. Packed with Italian sausage, pepperoni, mushrooms and cheese, it's a close cousin to pizza but much heartier. Pizza Pasta holds heat very well and is perfect for traveling.  Add a green salad, crusty bread and a nice bottle of wine and you have a complete meal. Merry Christmas! Pizza Pasta1 pound penne pasta, cooked according to package directions1 pound mild Italian sausage¼ cup chopped onion¼ cup chopped green pepper1 clove garlic, ...

After the Madness – Our Favorite Casseroles

It's the day after Christmas and I'm holed up at my computer, still in my pajamas, sipping on hot cinnamon tea from my Cindy Lou Who mug. Vince's mother headed home to Florence a couple of hours ago. Vince, who has been trapped at home since December 23rd, flew out of the house right behind her to hang out with his friends. All three of our cats are so very obviously grateful for the peace and quiet. Gizmo is passed out on a warm pile of freshly dried laundry and both Taz and Belle are camped out on our still unmade bed.Christmas was a blur. It always is. A never-ending whirlwind of parties, out-of-town friends, family, house guests and FOOD. Mounta...

Barbeque Burger Casserole

This is a great casserole for kids — actually, for the kid in all of us. A dill pickle garnish makes the dish!   Barbeque Burger Casserole 2 pounds ground sirloin 1 medium sweet onion, chopped ¾ cup barbeque sauce ¾ cup ketchup 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon pepper 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened 1 (8-ounce) container sour cream ¾ cup chopped green onions 1 (8-ounce) package wide egg noodles, cooked and drained 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Colby-Jack cheese, divided Chopped dill pickle Cook ground sirloin and onion in a large skillet over medium heat, stirring until beef crumbles and is no ...

Buffalo Chicken Pasta

  BUFFALO CHICKEN PASTA Easy and delicious! GREAT for a quick weeknight supper. 1 baked or rotisserie chicken 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni 2 (10.5-ounce) cans cream of chicken soup 1 (14.5-ounce) can chicken broth 1 cup milk 8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded ¾ cup buffalo chicken wing sauce (Texas Pete or Frank's) 1 cup chopped celery ½ cup diced onion 1 (2-ounce) jar diced pimentos 2 cloves garlic, minced ½ cup crumbled blue cheese 1 tablespoon chopped fresh Italian parsley Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Remove chicken from the bone and shred; set aside. Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine ...