Mexican Pasta Salad

Mexican Pasta Salad @createdbydiane

I have always loved corn on the cob. When I was a kid we had a large garden and corn was one of the best parts. I still love it and find it irresistable when I see it roasted at boardwalks and fairs. Something so simple and it tastes so great. For this recipe I cut the corn off the cob and roast it … [Read more...]

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Lemon Risotto

Lemon Risotto Recipe @createdbydiane

I just LOVE lemon! Lemon Cookies, Lemon Scones, Lemon Basil Bundt Cakes, Lemon Buttercream Frosting and of course I put lemon in my Blueberry Basil Lemonade. Yeah, I put lemon in just about everything. So risotto was no different, I knew if it started with my favorite flavors it would turn … [Read more...]

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Crab Mac and Cheese

Crab Mac and Cheese Recipe

  I remember getting Clam Bakes when I was a kid, filled with seafood and all my favorites. It was layered from bottom to top with clams, shrimp, lobster, steamers, potatoes, carrots, corn on the cob and they steam it with a can of beer. Oh it was so DELICIOUS. When I first had it I … [Read more...]

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Penne with Spicy Vodka Sauce

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Penne with Vodka Sauce get spiced up! You will not believe how easy it is to make this fabulous pasta sauce. It's almost too easy. You'll think there is more to it, but I'm sharing all my secrets on this one, but lets let everyone think it's WAY more difficult than it is, ok? Spicy Vodka … [Read more...]

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Pasta Fagioli in 30 Minutes

Pasta Fagioli with Smart n Final First Street products

 No better time for soup than a cool winter night. Pasta Figioli has always been a favorite around here. I like that it's quick and easy to make and on the table in under thirty minutes. The key for me to have this soup cook quickly is to be sure all the items are chopped up small enough to cook … [Read more...]

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Goat Cheese Meatballs, Beets and Spaghetti

Goat cheese filled meat balls with Beet Spaghetti and Garlic Goat Cheese Sauce

Goat Cheese Meatballs with Beet Spaghetti and a Garlic Goat Cheese Sauce It's no secret I LOVE the color red. I Love my red kitchen, red fabric covered furniture, red camera strap cover.... I could go on and on. So the thought of making food that isn't normally red, red. I just had to give it a … [Read more...]

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Pasta and Avocado Cilantro Lime Sauce with Chicken

Cilantro Lime sauce over pasta with chicken

Pasta is a go to for me. I am always trying new sauces to add great flavor to pasta, this was a winner with my family. I could eat pasta at every meal. Really I could, here is an example. A spaghetti Breakfast and Savory Spaghetti and Eggs then Pesto Pasta Salad for Lunch oh there are so many … [Read more...]

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Spaghetti for breakfast with bacon

This is a keeper! If you recall earlier this week I made spaghetti for breakfast, but it wasn't exactly as I had planned. I was going to make them, but my cinnamon sugar shaker and my pepper shaker look the same in the cabinet. In a hurry, I grabbed the cinnamon sugar instead of the pepper. It … [Read more...]

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Shrimp Scampi

Don't you just love it when you feel like you could just reach out and take a bite, well that is what my friend said when she saw this photo I took of the dinner I made. I think cooking is often easier than baking, very little measuring required-guessing works I cooked a pound of angel hair … [Read more...]

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