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Sheet Pan Mushroom Asparagus Gnocchi

Sheet Pan Mushroom Asparagus Gnocchi

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I have a huge sweet tooth, and I used to think that brownies were my comfort food. But things have changed.  All I want are roasted potatoes. They are my version of a hug in

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Ingredients
  • 1 pound shelf-stable or fresh gnocchi
  • 1/2 pound asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 4 ounces sliced white mushrooms
  • 3 garlic cloves in their skins
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 lemon, halved
Tomato Olive Kale Sausage Penne

Tomato Olive Kale Sausage Penne

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Most people assume that I’m a vegetarian. While I love veggies and they are what I think of first when I’m trying to come up with something to cook, I still have non-vegetarian meals here

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Ingredients
  • 8 ounces penne pasta
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 3-ounce sweet Italian sausages, casings removed (vegetarian/vegan, chicken or pork sausage)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup chopped Lacinato Kale, ribs removed
  • 1 cup roughly chopped pitted Kalamata olives
  • 1 cup marinated roughly chopped roasted tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
Lemon Pepper Spaghetti

Lemon Pepper Spaghetti

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As I am writing this, I feel exhausted. Physically from the usual routine of running around and mentally from a very busy start to the year. My habit of staying up late and getting up

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Ingredients
  • 8 ounces spaghetti
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1-1/2 to 2 cups torn curly kale leaves
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon
Cheese Tortellini Pasta Bake

Cheese Tortellini Pasta Bake

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There is never a weekly grocery run where I don’t have pasta in my cart. Spaghetti for my husband, wagon wheels for my son and any shape of chickpea pasta for me. It’s no secret

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Ingredients
  • 1/2 pound broccoli florets
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 pound fresh cheese tortellini pasta
  • 1-1/2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1-14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes, juice drained
  • 3/4 cup pitted Kalamata olives
Roasted Garlic Sheet Pan Gnocchi

Roasted Garlic Sheet Pan Gnocchi

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The more browned and banged up my sheet pans get, the more I feel the urge to keep using them. There are few kitchen tools that come in handy for such a wide range dishes.

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Ingredients
  • 1 pound shelf-stable or fresh gnocchi
  • 1 zucchini, diced 1/2-inch
  • 1 yellow squash, diced 1/2-inch
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes
  • 1/4 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves in their skins
  • 4 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
Lemon Garlic Mushroom Spaghetti

Lemon Garlic Mushroom Spaghetti

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My pantry is never without at least 5 different shapes of pasta. It’s always our go-to weeknight meal. The only problem is that everyone has a preferred noodle. My husband likes spaghetti and would eat

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Ingredients
  • 12 ounces spaghetti
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 ounces cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, finely minced into a paste
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1-2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Slow-Roasted Tomato Zucchini Orzo

Slow-Roasted Tomato Zucchini Orzo

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Orzo is pasta, but with its shape and tiny size, it kind of functions like rice. In the winter I like to throw it into veggie soups so they are more filling, but in the

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Ingredients
  • For slow roasted tomatoes
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • For orzo
  • 1 cup whole wheat orzo
  • 1 zucchini, trimmed, quartered lengthwise and deseeded
Whole Wheat Penne with Sausage, Kale & Tomatoes

Whole Wheat Penne with Sausage, Kale & Tomatoes

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It doesn’t feel like I’ve done all my shopping unless I stop at the olive bar during my weekly grocery trip. Swimming in those little tubs of oil are some of the most flavorful ingredients.

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Ingredients
  • 8 ounces whole-wheat penne pasta
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 3-ounce sweet Italian chicken sausages, casings removed
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 ounces (about 3-4 leaves) lacinato kale, ribs removed, sliced thinly crosswise
  • 1 cup pitted Kalamata olives, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup marinated roasted tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Rigatoni with Tomato Sauce

Rigatoni with Tomato Sauce

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I don’t like to make a big deal out of tomato sauce. Canned tomatoes are a pantry staple, so I think of them as a weeknight/whenever go-to ingredient. It doesn’t even have to be sauce.

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Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small white onion, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1-28 ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • Parmesan rind, optional
Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs

Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs

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I got a little emotional when my almost four-year-old fit in a 5T coat. Did he just skip 4T!? Lately he’s been consuming a crazy smorgasbord for dinner. It must be a growth spurt. I’ve

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Ingredients
  • For tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 white onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1-28 ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Fresh Pumpkin Pasta

Fresh Pumpkin Pasta

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Yesterday I made fall official. I bought a bag of those adorable decorative mini gourds with their bumps & lumps and green, orange & gold stripes. Along with my edible squash, I arranged them in

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Ingredients
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil