Ratatouille Pasta

I am honored to announce I will be hosting Presto Pasta Nights this week! For those of you who don’t know – it’s a weekly pasta event for bloggers that was started by Ruth of Once Upon a Feast. Any dish that includes pasta in one of its many forms is eligible. Be sure to… 

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Fire-Breathing Dragon Pasta with Shrimp and Chicken

My inspiration for this super spicy dish was “Fra Diavolo” an Italian dish meaning “Brother Devil” that is traditionally made with tomato sauce spiked with red pepper flakes and seafood, usually shrimp. I took this recipe a step further by also adding chicken and Chipotle peppers into the mix. I was seriously craving spicy food!… 

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Spinach and Pasta Stuffed Squash Hearts

Stuffed squash is a dish I can’t help but revisit time and time again. It’s a combination of two of my favorites: squash and one-dish meals. It’s like a casserole all in itself with the squash as the baking vessel. This version is incredibly delicious with the stuffing made of fresh spinach sauteed in onion… 

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Italian Sausage Baked Ziti

Does anything say comfort better than a bubbling hot pan of Baked Ziti with Sweet Italian sausage sizzling on top? Hmmm…I can’t think of anything right now. This is my Mom’s ziti. Mom’s recipes are the best where home-cooking is concerned. This is serious comfort food for a cold Sunday afternoon dinner snuggled up where… 

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Sausage and Pepper Stromboli

If you’ve never eaten a stromboli before think cinnamon rolls. It’s a rectangular pizza minus the sauce, rolled up, baked, and then sliced into pinwheels. It’s a cross between a pizza and a calzone. The best of both worlds. You can use pizza toppings or be more creative. It’s a good way to use up… 

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Spaghetti Squash with Lemon Garlic Sauce and Ricotta

Last winter was the first time I can remember ever eating Spaghetti squash. Mom and Dad both said they didn’t like it which is probably why I don’t have any memories of eating it. I’ve heard a lot of people claim that it tastes just like spaghetti. But I disagree. It’s a healthy and delicious… 

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Cauliflower Romano and Garlic Soup

This triple delight soup is made with garlic, cauliflower and Romano cheese. Fresh cauliflower is pureed to make up the base of the soup and a fresh garlic paste is melted into the soup. The end result is thick, smooth and creamy. Like liquid velvet. What do you top a garlicky soup with? More garlic,… 

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