Pumpkin Ravioli with Walnut Cream Sauce

November 17, 2011
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One of my favorite things to make from scratch is pasta.  It’s pretty easy, and very social – a great group activity.  I had never, however, tackled making a filled pasta from scratch because the idea was pretty daunting.   But, if there’s one thing I learned from my old church in Philadelphia though, it’s […]

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Creamy Pumpkin Penne

November 16, 2011
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I have a confession to make.  As much as I love pumpkin baked goods, I have never tried a savory pumpkin dish.  I’m not a fan of squash, so pumpkin seemed infinitely unlikable.  I definitely had to step out of my comfort zone to make this dish, and I’m thrilled that I did.  While preparing the meal, there […]

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August 20, 2011

For me, gnocchi always seems like a dish that is way to involved to make, particularly when one can pick up passable store-made gnocchi to whip up for dinner.  This recipe, however, changed all that.  I found this recipe on, and clearly as it’s something a busy mom can make during precious naptime, I figured […]

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Conquering the deep freeze- 5 foods to heat up any dish

January 9, 2011

A trip to the warehouse club can be a dangerous thing if you own a chest freezer.  One moment you’re innocently walking down an aisle buying a package of toilet paper, and the next thing you know– you have a 48-pack of mini quiche sitting in your deep freezer.  How long has it been there? […]

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Traditional Egg Pasta Dough

October 18, 2010

I’ve been dying to take my pasta maker out for its inaugural spin since my husband gave it to me for my birthday in July!  Last week, I finally gave homemade pasta-making a whirl.   If you haven’t made your own pasta before, I would recommend doing so when you have ample time to spare. […]

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Whole Wheat Pasta

May 1, 2010

Ah Pasta, how I love thee!  Back in my college and medical school days, a group of us would congregate at a friend’s row house (aptly named Villa Ridiculous) every Friday for a night of craziness that we all called ‘Pasta Night.’  This started as a way for us to get in touch with our Italian side by […]

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Crock Pot Chicken Cacciatore

June 2, 2009

It’s been quite awhile since I last posted. Over the last few weeks, I’ve been spending much of my spare time working in the yard. I’m thrilled with the way everything is turning out; the flowers are beautiful, my herbs and starter plants are doing well and my newly-decorated deck looks great. The yard definitely […]

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Pasta with Lemon Cream Sauce

March 20, 2009

Another delicious recipe from Cooking Light! This recipe for Pasta with Lemon Cream Sauce, Asparagus and Peas is a quick and easy weeknight meal. My husband and I often eat meat-free meals, but most are heavier in flavor and rely on a tomato base. This is quite different from our usual fare. I actually selected […]

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Cavatelli and Broccoli

February 17, 2009

I got this Cavatelli and Broccoli recipe from a friend of mine whose Italian cooking is second to none. It’s one of my favorite vegetarian dinners. It is very easy to make, and the only tip I have is to make sure to use fresh broccoli! It really just isn’t the same without that crisp […]

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Asparagus and Ravioli with Dijon Alfredo Sauce

February 1, 2009

I’ve been making this recipe for Dijon Alfredo Sauce for years. My husband and I stumbled across this on when we were searching for a cream sauce to go along with a bottle of Gew?rztraminer that we had picked up. The Dijon mustard adds an interesting bite to the creamy Alfredo sauce and complements […]

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