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Three Meals for Two from One Chicken – Chicken, Penne and Sun-dried Tomato Casserole

Yesterday we grilled the chicken. Today we’ll use half of the breast to make this delicious casserole. It has pasta, sun-dried tomatoes, basil and pine nuts – baked with mozzarella and a deliciously simple parmesan sauce. You ready?

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Sausage Stuffed Shells

We love pasta. Here’s one that’s stuffed and fills your mouth with a burst of flavor and provides the warmth of comfort food.

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Garlicky Stuffed Mushrooms

I love mushrooms. I made these mushrooms as an appetizer for my husband and myself. It was our anniversary and we stayed home and ate appetizers and drank champagne. We each made a few appetizers and this one was my … Continue reading

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Caprese Skewers with Lavender Balsamic Reduction

Caprese salad is a simple salad made of sliced, fresh mozzarella, sliced tomatoes, basil, salt and olive oil.  It is supposed to resemble the Italian flag!  Well here is a great picnic version of a classic salad!

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Pasta of the Month – Spaghetti with Classic Pesto Sauce

I’ve seen a lot of recipes these days for pesto made with spinach or kale.  But what is pesto and where did it come from? The classic version of pesto, AKA Pesto Genovese, originated in Genoa, Italy and

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