Posts Tagged ‘pasta’

Garlic Shrimp Pasta with Tomatoes and Basil

Garlic Shrimp Pasta with Tomato and Basil


I’m finally starting to get used to cooking with shrimp! This recipe was attempt number 3, and as with the Shrimp Fettuccini Alfredo and the Baked Coconut Shrimp, we were very happy with the delicious results.

Spaghetti alla Ceci (Chickpeas)

Spaghetti all Ceci


It’s meatless Monday!  It’s also another Rachael Ray recipe day.  I’ve never had this dish before, but Rachael caught my attention when she mentioned in her Express Lane Meals cookbook that it’s a traditional Italian dish.  It’s basically spaghetti noodles and a tomato sauce that includes chickpeas.  It was…different.  One thing it was for sure is healthy!  I used whole wheat noodles, and one serving of chickpeas has seven grams of fiber!  Those Italians know how to do it right.

Broccoli and Pasta in Bianco



Here is another great Meatless Monday recipe to add to your list. It is ooey and gooey and cheesy and yummy!

Summer Orzo Salad

Summer Orzo Pasta Salad Recipe


Memorial Day marks the unofficial beginning of summer, and that means it’s cookout season!  One of my favorite things to bring to a cookout is pasta salad, and with my recent obsession with orzo, I thought orzo would be a nice change from the typical corkscrew noodles that are usually used in pasta salads.

Balsamic Sweet Potato Pasta

Balsamic Sweet Potato Pasta Recipe


It’s Meatless Monday! Herb and I don’t always stick to this, but we do make an effort to have at least 1 meatless meal a week, and we like to do it on Monday so we can exclaim that it’s Meatless Monday. My friend Lindsay at Vegan Yumminess would be proud!

Shrimp Fettucine Alfredo

Shrimp Fettucine Alfredo Recipe


You may have read in my 20 questions post on Monday that I’m still slightly intimidated by seafood. We just never really fixed it at my house growing up, mainly because my mom and Sister Spice don’t really like fish, although they do enjoy shrimp and some seafood. Anyway, I have vowed to learn to make some good seafood and I thought I would start small – with frozen shrimp.

Spinach-Ricotta Lasagna Roll-Ups

spinach ricotta lasagna roll-ups recipe


I love lasagna, and I love it fixed all different ways. These lasagna roll-ups are a meatless take on a traditional lasagna; whole wheat lasagna noodles packed with low-fat ricotta cheese and spinach…hearty, healthy, and tasty!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 8-12 lasagna noodles
  • 3-4 cups marinara or spaghetti sauce

Pesto Chicken Penne

pesto chicken penne


Are you a pesto fan?  I had never had pesto until I was in college, and I fell in love with it! I’ve had lots of different types of pesto (with pine nuts, without pine nuts, etc) and I typically like it all.  This recipe, adapted from Lisa’s Dinnertime Dish, whips up an easy pesto on top of some chicken and whole wheat pasta for a quick and nutritious meal.

Meaty Baked Spaghetti

Baked Spaghetti


If you’re familiar with our blog, you can probably tell that we like our spaghetti around here.  In fact, I believe Mrs. Herb is working on a Spaghetti Recipe Comparison post, so I won’t point out all of our other spaghetti posts.  I will say, though, that I’ve only posted one baked spaghetti recipe, Creamy Baked Spaghetti, and this recipe is pretty similar.  However, this one leaves out the cream cheese and is much meatier and, in my opinion, more flavorful.

Pioneer Woman’s Spaghetti Sauce


I love spaghetti. I love spaghetti sauce. It’s practically my favorite food group. Several years ago, I spent nearly a month in Italy eating spaghetti just about every evening, and oh man, do those Italians make-a some good-a sauce-a! My family and I have a few sauces that we like, but Sunday I decided to give Pioneer Woman’s recipe a try. I made a few changes to this sauce, and while the recipe feeds about 18 people, I fed 9 with it and froze the rest.

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