Maria's Butternut Squash Pasta Whew! Thanksgiving Day 2016 is behind us! If you are like me you spent the weekend decorating for Christmas, finding super savings in all of the weekend sales and finishing the leftovers from Thanksgiving! So by now, I think we might all be a little tired of the turkey, ham, yams, mashed potatoes and such, right? Well here's an easy and tasty twist on pasta that my family really enjoys. This recipe has a light creamy texture that doesn't sit heavy in your … [Read more...] about Recipe: Maria’s Butternut Squash Pasta
This recipe got its name due to a mood! I was having a bad day yesterday. Just a plain old bad day where nothing worked right, nothing felt right and nothing brought a smile to my face. I was also hungry and the mood, combined with the hunger, led me to the kitchen. My mood was such that I couldn't even figure out what I wanted to eat, so I did what I so often do -- I looked in the pantry and refrigerator to see if anything would spark my interest. Hmm, the pasta box seemed to be … [Read more...] about Recipe: Pick Me Up Pasta
Remember my gnocchi making post a few days ago? Well, I couldn't wait to make a dinner with them, so tonight we had Maria's Sundried Tomato Gnocchi with my son's Avocado & Tomato salad and homemade bread...DELICIOUS! Start to table in 20 minutes and that included setting the table! The pasta & salad recipes follow: Maria’s Sundried Tomato Gnocchi Serves: 6 – 8 2 Tbs olive oil 1 cup dry white wine 1 medium onion chopped … [Read more...] about Sundried Tomato Gnocchi & Avocado Salad
As defined by Webster's dictionary, gnocchi (pronounced nyawk-kee) is a dish of little dumplings made from potatoes, semolina, flour or a combination of these ingredients - in my family we call them heavenly pillows of love! My family loves these light, fluffy, pasta pillows complete with little ridges designed to grab and hold your sauce for delicious explosions of flavor with each bite. They are terrific as a side dish or add some vegetables, chicken or shrimp and you have a wonderful, quick … [Read more...] about What is gnocchi you ask?