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Fettuccine with a Delicate Tomato Sauce

Posted by Melissa Schmalenberger on April 6, 2011 in Family, Food, life, Moms |

Pasta is one of those go to meals that everyone eats. I don’t know a single person who is not a fan of pasta. Yes, the low-carb craze just about did away with pasta all together but I think it is having a resurgence. Now in my store there is a half of an aisle [...]

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Gnocchi with Fresh Chicken Sausage and Broccoli Rabe

Posted by Melissa Schmalenberger on April 3, 2011 in Family, Food, life, Moms |

Meal time this week has been crazy time. Shopping at the store at the last-minute and hoping to find something healthy that most of the family will eat. The recipe I found had Gnocchi in it, which is a potato dumpling of sorts, Italian style. You can make homemade Gnocchi, but if you knew how [...]

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Lemon Shrimp With Roasted Peppers

Posted by Melissa Schmalenberger on March 6, 2011 in Family, Food, life, Moms |

Meals that take minutes and are healthy for you?  You will find both of those with this recipe.  What is really nice is that this can be a pantry/freezer meal.  You keep everything you need for this recipe in your kitchen for a gourmet meal with minutes notice.  Shrimp can be pulled out of the freezer [...]

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Penne a La Vodka Casserole

Posted by Melissa Schmalenberger on March 4, 2011 in Family, Food, life, Moms |

Putting vodka in a pasta is not something I think of when I am making my home-made spaghetti sauce, but it is common.  You can even buy jarred spaghetti sauce with vodka in it.  I had my husband make this dish for the family this week and when he looked for the vodka, which I assumed me had plain [...]

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Great Sunday Night Supper: Ragu or Meat Sauce for Spaghetti

Posted by Melissa Schmalenberger on January 28, 2011 in Family, life, Moms, money |

This cookbook had me at the cover…..a warm bowl of macaroni and cheese with cheesy crust…..this to me is the definition of comfort food.  Pictures are lacking but the recipes are ones that would make you proud to have in your collection…..Great Roast Chicken….Chicken Potpie with Phyllo Crust…..and what I decided to make was the Ragu or [...]

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Chicken Meatball Tortellini Soup

Posted by Melissa Schmalenberger on January 25, 2011 in Family, Food, Moms |

Tyler Florence is one of those guys who cooks nice homey dinners to be enjoyed with family and friends.  The importance of family for him is evidenced by the cover of his cookbook with his baby on the floor playing with the pots and pans.  Although those pots look pretty heavy for a baby to [...]

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Day 4……The Oprah Magazine Cookbook

Posted by Melissa Schmalenberger on January 4, 2011 in Family, Food, Moms |

The Oprah Magazine Cookbook is full of 175 recipes that cover food for the meat lover as well as food for the vegetarian.  Almost every recipe is accompanied by a full color photo.  I have an affinity for cookbooks full of photos.  I believe that if I can see the photos then I can make.  It [...]

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