Lemon Shrimp & Asparagus Pasta

” /> It’s April 26th and it’s finally starting to feel like spring up here in the frozen Nord. Most of my snow is gone after a few days of 50-degree weather! And I’m feeling some spring-like food, like this Lemon Shrimp & Asparagus Pasta. Advertisements

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Chicken, Chickpea & Orecchiette Pasta Soup

Hey, ya’ll, I hope you’ll forgive another soup recipe if it’s 80 degrees where you are, but seeing as we have tons of snow I’m still in full on comfort mode. But maybe no matter what the temp is where you are, you’ll want to try this Chicken, Chickpea & Orecchiette Pasta Soup. Can I say…

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Tortellini Antipasto Salad

Here’s a Pasta Salad that’s fantastic for a party or gathering anytime of year. This isn’t any plain ol’ boring Pasta Salad, though. This one has it all! Lots of stuff. Lots of cheese. Lots of flavor and the best dressing you’ve ever tasted.

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Shortcut Pho Ga (Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup) or Pho Ga Tay Instant Pot or Stove-top

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, so I decided to make Pho Ga. Vietnamese Chicken Soup. And now, I’m sure you’re wondering “What on this side of heaven does Pho Ga have to do with the Great American Turkey Day?” Ahem. Thanksgiving, that is.

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Cold Asian Peanut Noodle Salad

With the holiday coming up, I’m craving what seems to be commonly dubbed Cold “Asian” Peanut Noodle salad. This is a great dish for a party, cook out or a potluck, Really, you never know who might show up at a party and this is popular with vegetarians and meat eaters, alike.

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Pesto Pasta Salad with Grilled Vegetables

Hot, sticky summer days are here – perfect days to think about NOT heating up the house and about eating light & healthy. And when light and healthy means cool and delicious, too, like this Pesto Pasta Salad, that’s a winner.

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Fresh Tomato Pasta Sauce

So they’re finally here. Tomatoes. First one, then three, now nine – all from our little garden. As you can see, they’re multiplying exponentially! But even if you don’t grow your own, you’ll find great tomatoes this time of year, and great tomatoes make the best Fresh Tomato Pasta.

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Kung Pao Chicken with Noodles

There’s some things that just go together. Salt & pepper, peanut butter & jelly. Chocolate and caramel. And now: Kung Pao Chicken with Noodles.

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Steak lo Mein

Since I’ve been helping out the folks, I’ve been “forced” to step up and find creative ways to use up extra steak. This time, it’s Steak Lo Mein and it HAS to be my best “secondary” steak dish, ever. Hands down.

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The Ultimate Ultimate Ultimate Macaroni & Cheese with Herb Bread Crumb Topping

Every once in a while I revisit Macaroni & Cheese. I’m always falling for gorgeous photos. I don’t make it too often, though, because so often it’s a disappointment. Not so with this one.

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Skillet Lasagna

I think cooks must be divided into two camps when it comes to Lasagna. Those that toss it together with no problem (and yeah, I’m jealous of them) and those that think, “Yeah, it’s great, but it’s a production and the mess!” That’s me. Love Lasagne – hate making it. Raise your hand if you’re…

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Steak & Veggie Ramen Bowl

As some of you know, I’ve been “bunking” with my folks ever since they had some health issues last year; I’m in the middle of nowhere South Dakota (they moved here so it’s not even my home state) with Gibson, my labrador, Homer, my cat, a few clothes and a laptop. In a spruce green…

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