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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Swedish Meatballs

Swedish Meatballs

Soft and tender Swedish meatballs with rich, silky gravy served on a bed of buttery egg noodles. They are subtly spiced with warm spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. The delectable gravy is made of beef broth and sour cream. The ultimate comfort food. 

Baked Lemon Oregano Orzo and Shrimp

This Mediterranean-flavored casserole has been brewing and bubbling in my head for months now. I kept pushing it to the back burner, until finally, with a ton of leftover Orzo sitting in the fridge, I saw the perfect opportunity to make it. Even though I didn’t have a well-planned out recipe, a quick inventory of… 

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Light and Luscious Lemon Chicken

My Mom loves lemon chicken. Any and all kinds of lemon chicken. She makes many different ones including Chicken Francese, Chicken Piccata and this recipe that she just calls Lemon Chicken. It is the simpler of the three – without the strong flavor bursts of the capers in the Piccata or the wine in the… 

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Chickpea and Orzo Pasta Salad

This healthy and delicious recipe for Chickpea and Orzo Pasta Salad is a spin-off from my Mom’s favorite Chickpea and Tuna Salad. I built on the original recipe by adding orzo, lemon, Parmesan cheese, and toasted almonds. A light and summery pasta salad. You can pick up a bit of smokiness and crunch from the… 

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