pasta tagged posts
Monday, December 30, 2019 Food
Delicious Chicken Noodle Casserole Recipie
I love chicken noodle and I like making casseroles, I always seem to want to try something different just to see how it turns out. One never knows till you try it.
This time we are making a Delicious Chicken Noodle Casserole.
1 Preheat oven and prepare the baking dish: Preheat the oven to 375ºF. Brush or spray a 4-quart (9×13-inch) shallow baking dish with oil.
2 Cook the chicken: In a wide, deep saucepan, place the chicken breasts skin side down, and add the peppercorns, 1/2 teaspoon salt, bay leaf, and 1 parsley sprig. Pour the stock over the chicken (the breasts should be covered; if not, add enough water to cover by 1/2-inch).
Bring to a simmer, uncovered, over medium-high heat...Read More
Monday, December 10, 2018 Food
Nothing is more frustrating than deciding you’re going to be all chef-like and cook a great dinner, then walk the aisles of a crowded grocery store for all the random ingredients you need for one recipe, only to find you actually don’t own a cast iron skillet. Thankfully, it’s the holidays, meaning this is the time to ask for new kitchen stuff, especially if you’re just now deciding to adult. Below, I have compiled a must-have list of go-to tools every amateur, cook needs in his or her arsenal.
When a recipe calls for fresh lime or lemon juice, this squeezer is a total dream. Just slice the fruit in half, then place it cut-side down into the well that matches the size of your fruit, and squeeze the handles together...Read More
Saturday, November 3, 2018 Food
This risotto really captures the quintessential flavors of Autumnal Italy
Italians love chestnuts and there are different varieties throughout the country.
They can be roasted, boiled, puréed and candied, and added to soups, salads, pasta, risottos and desserts.
They’re a popular street food; roasted chestnuts are sold from pushcarts in autumn.
Here the chestnuts add depth and a sweet nuttiness, which complements the herby Italian sausages perfectly.
- 3tbsp olive oil
- 3 coarse, Italian-style sausages (about 200g/7oz), skins removed
- 1 onion, peeled and finely chopped
- 1 celery stick, finely chopped
- 2tbsp chopped fresh thyme, plus extra sprigs to garnish
- 300g (10½oz) arborio or carnaroli rice
- 6tbsp brandy
- 1.2ltr (2pt) hot vegetable stock
- 100g (3½oz) cooked, peeled chestnu...
Monday, October 29, 2018 Food
1 Roast the squash: Preheat the oven to 425°F. On a rimmed baking sheet, combine the squash with olive oil, salt, and pepper on a rimmed baking sheet, and toss to coat.
Roast for 20 minutes, tossing half way through to evenly brown. When it’s ready, the squash will be soft and some of the edges will have browned.
2 Cook the pasta: Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to boil and cook the pasta to al dente, or according to package directions. Drain well and set aside.
3 Fry the bacon: In a large, deep skillet , put the bacon in a cold pan and cook over medium heat until crispy. Remove from the skillet and drain on paper towels.
4 Cook the shallots: Place the skillet back on the stove, but with the heat turned off. Drain all but about 2 tablespoons of the bacon grease.
Add the ...Read More
Eat Your Food! Think of pepperoni pizza, but as pasta! Kid-friendly, and parents can add some extra spice to their bowls with a crunchy breadcrumb topping.
Getting kids to try new foods is a big goal of mine. Most kids don’t like new foods right away. They have to be exposed to them over and over again before they grow accustomed to new foods and maybe even like them.
Sometimes I like to introduce flexibility and creativity to mealtimes by preparing familiar flavors but in a different format—such as this Pepperoni Pizza Penne!
What kid doesn’t love pepperoni pizza, right? And this has all the normal flavors of a classic, simple, kid-friendly pepperoni pizza, but with pasta instead.
Believe it or not, getting kids used to seeing foods in unexpected meals is a big step toward...
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 Food
If the pantry and fridge look bare, don’t worry. There’s always something you can make for dinner. Here are 4 easy meals you can make no matter how slim the pickings look!
You had every intention of going to the grocery store Sunday, and stopping by that great little produce stand on the way home from work yesterday. But you left work late because that meeting went long, and then you found out it was your week for carpool.
So now you’re home and dinner time is nigh, and well, and now what?
Don’t worry, you are still going to be able to get a great meal on the table—you’ll just need to get creative with what you already have in the fridge and pantry.
For these moments, it’s helpful to have a few dinner templates that can give you a springboard for figuring out how to make those odd...