Happy 22nd day of the month! It’s time for another Recipe ReDux, and this month, members were challenged to come up with a recipe that the family can enjoy and get back into the routine of eating dinner together, after a summer of running every-which-way. My kids are grown, so the dinner table at my house is pretty quiet these days, no matter what time of year it is. Call me crazy, but I miss those days when the kids were finally home after weekends away with their friends, and summer jobs (and money to spend), and we sat down to eat as a family. It was my favorite part of the day. Strangely, even though I don’t “HAVE” to cook much anymore, – there is something about the end of summer and early fall that makes me want to start cooking again, even if it’s more for friends than family these days. Continue Reading..
By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by the National Pasta Association, and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time, and all opinions are my own.
Remember pasta? Not rice pasta, or buckwheat noodles, or even zoodles, but real, honest to goodness, before the days of gluten free just because it’s fashionable, or Paleo madness – PASTA. Insert long sad sigh here…
Well, here’s some news folks. This mostly healthy eating RD hasn’t given up pasta, and I never plan to. I love it because it’s a quick and inexpensive meal that can be dressed up for company, or down for just me and you, and prepared in a matter of minutes. Perfect for a busy lifestyle. I also love pasta because it’s a perfect base to pair with protein and vegetables, to make a really healthy high energy meal. Finally, I love it because sometimes there’s nothing else that satisfies me like a big bowl of pasta. Continue Reading..