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Robert’s Easy Chicken Parmesan

Robert’s Easy Chicken Parmesan – a colorful, flavorful, from-your-pantry, perfect weeknight dinner! It’s mid-August, which means that fall is just around the corner. I don’t know exactly why, but my busy life seems to get even busier in the fall. More meetings, more book signings, more cooking classes, etc. I’m sure many of you feel… Read more »

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Seafood Lasagna

Seafood Lasagna – creamy, cheesy deliciousness that’s super easy to prepare with no-boil lasagna noodles. I love crab and shrimp, especially when paired with a cheese sauce. A seafood lasagna seemed like a great idea to me and mom when we were talking about what  kind of unusual lasagna recipe we wanted to include in… Read more »

Angel Hair with Chicken and Artichoke-Caper Sauce

Angel Hair with Chicken and Artichoke-Caper Sauce – a light and healthy pasta dish that is chock-a-block full of flavor! I love to layer flavors into a dish at various points, and this recipe for Angel Hair Pasta with Chicken and Artichoke-Caper Sauce does that in spades: First, garlic slivers are sautéed in olive oil… Read more »

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Chicken and Orzo Salad with Peanut Dressing

Chicken and Orzo Salad with Peanut Dressing – a quick and easy, super flavorful pasta salad. This chicken and orzo salad is super quick and super easy to prepare – and is super delicious, too! While the orzo is cooking, I chop the roast chicken, green onions, cilantro and jalapeño pepper. Then, while the pasta… Read more »

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Quick Eggplant and Mushroom Pappardelle

A super easy pasta dish to prepare on a busy day, this Quick Eggplant and Mushroom Pappardelle from my husband Robert is a crowd-pleaser! My fabulous, smart, handsome, supportive husband, Robert also loves to cook. (Yes, he is pretty perfect!) Robert’s maternal grandparents came from Italy and he grew up enjoying big traditional Italian Sunday… Read more »

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Spinach Farfalle Bolognese

When I was growing up, my Dad’s two sisters lived in Denver and their families all came to our house for Christmas Eve dinner. Mom always made this dish because (1) it’s a crowd pleaser, (2) she could make it ahead (especially important during the holidays!), and (3) it expands easily – so as our… Read more »

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Quick Shrimp Scampi Three Ways

Same ingredients, three different quick and easy ways to prepare super flavorful Shrimp Scampi! I have been eating some version of shrimp scampi since I was a little girl, and have always loved it. Not surprising, since I love most dishes with butter and garlic in them! When getting ready to share my recipe for… Read more »

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Broccoli, Mushroom, Spinach and Cheese Pasta

Broccoli, Mushroom, Spinach and Cheese Pasta is a sophisticated and healthier vegetarian version of mac ‘n cheese, using Fontina and Parmesan instead of Cheddar cheese. This vegetarian dish is super versatile, combining broccoli, sliced mushrooms, shallots, spinach and my favorite ingredients: Parmesan and Fontina cheeses, all deliciously baked with whole wheat ziti pasta. A mixture… Read more »

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Turkey Stuffed Pasta Shells

Turkey Stuffed Pasta Shells are an easy to prepare, colorful and fresh main dish that is perfect for both everyday and entertaining. I was intimidated by stuffed shells for years – they just looked so complicated to prepare. But, I did love the presentation, and the deliciousness. Once I finally decided to give them a… Read more »

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Tuna Pasta Salad with Pesto Dressing

I found this salad recipe buried in my mom’s files; it was given to her by Marne Kellogg — a friend to us both and the daughter of my parents’ good friends Margie and Jack Davis. When I make it, I use my favorite Spinach Basil Pesto recipe, and substitute shelled edamame for the green… Read more »

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