Tag Archives: basil

Spaghetti Marinara

This recipe was excellent! We ate it ALL! My son and husband doctored theirs up with hot sauce. rating: 9.8 Spaghetti Marinara (Food Network magazine, March 2017) time needed: 40 min. serves: 4 Ingredients: 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus … Continue reading

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Tomato Cream Sauce for Pasta

My 10 year old loves gnocchi, and I am always looking for new ways to serve it. I found this sauce and I made it last night. It was so easy, and was really good! My son had three helpings … Continue reading

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Basil Pesto Pasta with Roasted Vegetables

I thought this was really good! My kids thought it was okay, and husband said it would have been better if the veggies had been softer. SIGH. rating: 8.5 Basil Pesto Pasta with Roasted Vegetables (http://www.joyfulhealthyeats.com) Ingredients: 1 lb. of … Continue reading

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Creamy Tomato Basil Soup with Parmesan

You can cook this soup in your slow cooker or on the stove. I chose the stove. I thought this was REALLY good! I’ve eaten leftovers for lunch for two days now, and it’s still good! My kids didn’t care … Continue reading

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Family-Style “Chicken” Spaghetti

This was okay. It was a little bland to me, but the family seemed to like it. rating: 8 Family-Style Chicken Spaghetti (Cooking Light, July 2016) serves 4 Ingredients: 8 ounces uncooked whole-wheat spaghetti (I used regular spaghetti) 2 teaspoons … Continue reading

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Orzotto with Peas

I really thought my kids would be all over this. They were not. Husband and I, however, thought it was great! This is almost like risotto. It’s very creamy and rich-tasting. I had some leftovers for lunch and it was … Continue reading

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Mozzarella Caprese

I wanted some kind of salad the other night, and I came up with this! It’s super easy to throw together, but it does take a few minutes for the bread to toast and the tomatoes to roast. Kids picked … Continue reading

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