Post Tagged with: "pasta"

Mediterranean Pasta

Take your palette on a Mediterranean vacation with this exquisite pasta dish. It’s perfectly balanced with tangy and savory flavors. We used whole wheat pasta to add a nutty profile and to bump up the protein. If you’re looking for the perfect potluck dish with a wow factor, this recipe fits the bill. Plus, you [...]

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Banging Baked Ziti

As you all know, we love anything pasta. A couple of posts ago we had made an amazing Stuffed Shells dish and claimed it was our #1 favorite CookingShorts recipe. Well, move over Stuffed Shells because this Ziti is banging and it takes over the #1 spot (Tinsley’s opinion).

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Lemon Cream Spaghetti

Pasta is a must in our house. Sometimes during the summer, I’m perfectly content with a bowl of buttered noodles with Parmesan cheese. When it’s a million degrees outside, the last thing I want to do is spend more than 10 minutes in the kitchen with the oven and stove on. I just want to [...]

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Cheesy Stuffed Shells

Recently, we had an incredible family dinner at our place. My inlaws were in town and I really wanted to impress them with a comforting, classic Italian meal. Jason has been begging me to come up with a stuffed shell recipe since we got married, so I thought this was the perfect time to create [...]

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Sausage and Roasted Veggie Pasta

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I used to think that sausage only had three primary uses: a pizza topping, a component to Thanksgiving stuffing, and a side for pancakes and eggs. I had never imagined being creative with this flavorful pork by using it as a cheap protein for quick weeknight cooking. [...]

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Caprese Pasta Salad

The tomato - Is it a fruit or vegetable? Scientifically, the tomato is a fruit because they are developed from the ovary in the base of the flower and they contain the seeds of the plant like blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and oranges. The term ‘vegetable’ is more generally used for other edible parts of plants like [...]

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Smokehouse Pomegranate Meatballs

My super awesome Smokehouse Pomegranate Meatballs are the perfect choice for spring time cookouts! I love to serve these with my Lemon Chive Noodles. Planning a little party? Turn these sweet and smoky babies into little spicy minis and they will be gone before you know it. Ingredients: 1 lb of 90/10 ground beef 3/4 [...]

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Lemon Artichoke Orzo with Pine Nuts

Tinsley was reading through an old Everyday with Rachel Ray magazine and came across an interesting Lemon Artichoke Risotto. This mouth watering recipe inspired us to come up with this orzo salad. We mimicked the flavors by toasting the orzo and pine nuts. The zesty flavors of the lemon and grassy notes of the parsley [...]

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Rotisserie Chicken Parmesan

Need a comforting dish to fill your belly and warm your soul? I’m thinking Italian. Here’s my twist on a classic that will fill your belly and warm your soul. Of course my instructions below are to make homemade marinara sauce. If you have had a long day shoveling snow and don’t have fresh herbs [...]

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Lemon Chive Noodles

This light and delicious pasta will leave you with a full stomach and a smile on your face. This recipe brings us back to our college days of eating ramen noodles way too often for dinner. Those “perfect for a college budget” noodles have grown up and taken on a ton of zesty flavor. And [...]

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Autumn Squash Cheesy Pasta

We love to play around with pasta. We have quite a few quick pasta recipes on hand for when we are really exhausted; here’s our newest one! There are times when we want something warm, cheesy and comforting. Along with our blog, Tinsley juggles two jobs. After a long day or a long week, many [...]

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Lemon and Mushroom Carbonara

When you think of pasta night, does your mind typically move towards a tomato based sauce? Yeah, that used to be the same for us too. Well my CookingShorts followers, I am about to teach you a new trick. Let’s turn those morning eggs into a rich and delicious sauce. Carbonara is a gorgeous egg-based sauce [...]

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Zucchini Parmesan

Want a comforting dish but need an extra serving of veggies? Let’s take a trip to Italy. Here’s my twist on a classic that will fill your belly and warm your soul. My instructions below are to make homemade marinara sauce. If you’ve had a long day or don’t have fresh herbs or tomatoes on hand, you can [...]

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Creamy Goat Cheese Orzo

One of my favorite ingredients in my fridge is goat cheese. When I started using goat cheese in my recipes, Jason would turn up his nose and not even try it. I knew he would love the tangy flavor of this awesome cheese, so I tricked him into liking it. I used it as a stuffing inside of [...]

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Tomato and Feta Pasta Salad

If you’re looking for the perfect summer pasta salad, look no further.  This easy to make salad is not only beautiful, but delicious.  Make this for a summer time lunch or light dinner.  Ingredients: 1 cup of cooked shell pasta 3/4 cup of multi colored cherry tomatoes – halved 1/2 cup of fresh feta cheese [...]

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