Broccoli and Shrimp Scampi

This is a Thursday entry from Cooking Light’s Sunday Strategist. So far I have actually lost ten pounds. I know. I don’t believe it either. Hopefully it had nothing to do with being sick since Monday. You may have noticed I have not posted any recipes since last week. You did miss me,  right?

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

I know everybody loves it, but I am not a huge fan of any pasta, or any cheese for that matter.  I also do not love garlic – gasp!  And I am of Italian descent – horrors!  At any rate, my loving husband asked for pasta for today and since he is doing so well…

Rigatoni with Porcini and Tomatoes

Rigatoni is a big, fat, hollow pasta a bit larger than ziti.  If you prefer, you could use ziti, penne, bow-ties, or whatever.  The mushrooms in this sauce give the dish a hearty, meaty flavor, but there is not meat in it!  Perfect for tricking my husband into not eating meat, but not depriving him…

Sausage and Peppers Lasagna

I have always made my lasagna the traditional way. In fact, one day my husband and I decided to have a lasagna cook-off to see who made better lasagna. Of course, this was very early in our relationship and I had not yet made him lasagna before. Need I say who won?

Fusilli alla Salsa di Gamberi e Limone

This recipe couldn’t be simpler or easier.  If you don’t want to make the sauce out of the shrimp peels, you can substitute chicken broth or vegetable broth.  They will both give you a good result as well.

Spanish Spaghetti with Olives

You’d be amazed at the difference just adding a few simple ingredients makes to an ordinary and familiar dish. I kinda, sorta hate spaghetti because I used to make it so often when my kids were small and I was broke. That was all the time, like several nights a week. But that’s what you…

Roasted Cauliflower and Fettuccine

So one day I decided to make a curried cauliflower salad from a recipe I wanted to try out.  It called for roasting some cauliflower with red onion wedges and green beans.  Of course I didn’t have any green beans, so I substituted sugar snap peas.  Same difference, right?  Mine were even frozen.  Horrors! 

Make Your Own Wontons

These are better than takeout. This recipe is for shrimp wontons. You can eat them as is, fry them and serve with a dipping sauce, or drop them into broth for wonton soup.

Corn Ravioli in Cilantro Cream

This recipe is a bit labor intensive, so save it for when you want to impress.  And impress you will because it is absolutely delicious!