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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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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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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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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Pasta e Fagioli

December 9, 2008

Sunday marked the first snowfall of the year. A cold, wintry day calls for a warm hearty dinner. I love this recipe for Pasta e Fagioli. Since this soup is best when simmered for about an hour, it’s perfectly suited for weekend evenings when one has time to hang out in the kitchen. Preparing the […]

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Light Alfredo Sauce

December 2, 2008

I maintain a “recipe to try” binder that contains recipes I’ve pulled from magazines or found online. Since I’ve had good luck with many other Cooking Light recipes, I decided to give this low fat light alfredo sauce a try. I served it with herb-seasoned baked chicken and steamed broccoli on cellentani pasta. The Alfredo […]

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