Olé, Olé, Olé, Olé
Olé, Olé, Olé, Olé
Olé, Olé, Olé, Olé
Olé, Olé, Olé, Olé
You guys this recipe knocked my socks off.
And then the dog ate them. Just kidding! He only eats the baby’s socks. And thankfully it’s summer so we’re going barefoot now. woohoo!
This recipe is simple but it hits all the right notes.
Since getting this month’s Secret Recipe Club assignment I’ve made this twice. Making a recipe again when I don’t have to is big. Especially in such a short period of time! But when you find something you love you go with it. And I loved Mary Kay’s blog called Homemade Cravings. Seriously, I had some cravings after I checked out her blog.
Check these out… Mini Layer Nacho Bites, Panera Autumn Squash Soup, Cream Cheese and Caramel Frost Apple Cupcakes. See, she has great taste! Check out her Pinterest account too. She pins some great dishes as well. yum!
Since I made this twice I made some alterations the second time around. Nothing too drastic but just a few things to make it my own. I increased the amount of chicken to the recipe to add more protein and increase the amount of servings this pasta dish made. (hello leftovers!) As well, I increased the amount of sauce that is made since I loved it the first time I made it so I had to have more!
It’s quick to get all of this together but my tip to you is how to get the kernels off the corn cobs easily and neatly. Take a big pan and put an upside down bowl in the middle of it. That is going to be your pedestal where you hold up your corn, bottom side down. Then you run your knife down the side of the corn, allowing the kernels to fall off into the pan.
Be sure to use all the great fresh corn you have at your finger tips this summer when you are making this great pasta dish. Yum! I bet this would also be great with some fresh zucchini as well.
Adapted from Homemade Cravings
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This Spinach Artichoke Pasta Bake is a delicious vegetarian pasta casserole that will have you begging for seconds. The artichokes and spinach pack a flavor punch and the buttery crumb topping is the perfect finishing touch.
I do this every year to myself.
I think this process is like giving birth. Or at least I am going to compare it to that for this analogy. Just go along…
I have been determined to make lobster for this week’s Sprint Cup Snacks recipe for this weekend’s NASCAR race at Loudon International Raceway. in New Hampshire. Must have lobster when in New England. It’s a given! But my challenge was to make something that both Price and I would enjoy since he is pretty indifferent to lobster when I L-O-V-E it.
Often it works out well that Price is ‘meh’ about lobster and I love it (although I do feel super guilty about eating them now that I read the most amazing book called The Secret Life of Lobsters where I learned that our tasty ocean bug friends are at least 7 yrs old before gracing our dining tables…) since he will put them in the pot for me. I just can’t!
We typically do grilled steak and lobster… so I get the surf and he gets the turf… but I wanted to change things up so I had to go a searchin’ for something so mouth-watering that Price could not resist regardless of our royal red friend. Ultimately I found the best recipe… drum roll please… Lobster Mac and Cheese.
This was a very rich, luscious mac and cheese. Plus it was studded with lobster! If you don’t like lobster then skip it since the mac and cheese base is great anyway, but really, it is so worth it to add the lobster.
PS- I learned my local grocery store steams lobsters for you for Free!!! I highly suggest you check with your grocery store because it’s a total GAME CHANGER!
Makes 4 generous servings
Slightly adapted from Baked By Rachel
Just a few years ago my sister gave me a cookbook from the elementary school my nephews go to that was compiled from the families of the school. The best thing is that I used to go to that school and now my 3 nephews go there. In all, I love that all of these family favorite recipes are available in a cute little book that was sold as a fundraiser.
I was browsing through it recently since I’m trying to make a point of using all of the cookbooks I have. A recipe for Penne alla Vodka jumped out at me and low and behold it was a recipe from my sister’s mother (my sister is actually my half-sister, if you haven’t realized that yet). It was funny how it all worked out.
The timing of all this could not be more perfect sinse Tuttorosso sent me some canned tomatoes to try as well as giveaway, more on that later. Tuttorosso, meaning “all red”, has been a primary staple in the pantries of discerning cooks since 1929. They produce more than 100 products in their lines of whole, crushed, sauce, pureed, diced canned tomatoes. Plsu they have a line of jarred pasta sauces. Anyone would prefer to use fresh tomatoes whenever possible but when they are not in season, or a good quality then you have to turned to a great quality of canned tomatoes. Shoot, these tomatoes are even great to use to compliment fresh in seaosn toamtoes in a sauce. I was so impressed with the flavor and consistancy of the crused tomatoes. When you open a can of their tomatoes the first things you notice are how vilbrant and fragrant they are.
The Penne alla Vodka was a huge success. I made a few changes to make it my own, like using panchetta instead of prosciutto, and increasing the amount of vodka. The starting point of a fantastic dish are great ingredients so from great crushed tomatoes to a good quailty vodka you will end up with a fantstic recipe. It is simple to whip up and makes for a great dinner to serve with some salad and garlic bread.
And now the good stuff… the GIVEAWAY!
You can win your very one Tuttorosso package that includes 3 28-ounce cans of a variety of tomato products, pot holder, magnetic kitchen converstion chart, and recipes.
Leave a comment telling me how you would use a can of crushed or whole tomatoes.
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Contest Ends Friday the 21st at Midnight EST. Good luck but if you don’t win be sure to go to your local grocery store and pick up some Tuttorosso for your own home cooking.