Roasted Tomato and Pasta Soup

When Luke came home from the farmers’ market with 10 pounds of second tomatoes, we had to figure out something to do with them. Roasting all the tomatoes seemed like a good idea, and then we found this soup recipe in a book cleverly named Soup by Debra Mayhew. It was a pretty quick (besides [...]
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Spinach Artichoke Pasta

While pasta with basil pesto sauce is pretty much heaven on Earth, pasta with a spinach pesto sauce is a good alternative. Sure, it’s summer, and your basil is growing like a weed, but spinach is available year round so you can make this dish any time. We didn’t have mint, so we substituted it [...]
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Hearty Meat Lasagna

After roasting 10 pounds of second tomatoes and making soup, we used the rest of the tomatoes to make a meat sauce for lasagna. Instead of the two 28 ounce cans of tomatoes that the recipe calls for, we used about 3 pounds of roasted tomatoes.

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Pasta Puttanesca

Pasta Puttanesca is one of our favorite pasta dishes. It’s basically our “go-to” pasta recipe. The other day we were getting ready to make it and went to cookography to look up the recipe, only to discover that we’ve never posted it! A serious oversight on [...]

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Mac & Cheese

Mac and cheese is one of my favorite comfort foods, along with grilled cheese. While you may think of it as more of a winter dish, just because it’s 90 degrees out doesn’t mean you can’t make it…as long as you don’t mind turning on the oven. For the bread crumbs, we just sprinkled some [...]
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Meatballs and Tomato Sauce

As someone who is a full 50 percent Italian, I’m almost embarrassed to say that I’ve never made homemade meatballs…until now! We were making homemade pasta one night and the desire for meatballs and tomato sauce was too great to ignore. The recipe says to use a “light touch” when forming the meatballs. I’d say [...]
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Lemon, Chive & Chicken Pasta

This is a quick dish you can throw together in a hurry. It was inspired by a nice bunch of chives I picked up at the farmers’ market which I had no plans for. We used rotini, but fresh pasta would probably work better.

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Fresh Pasta w/ Vodka Cream Sauce

We had a bunch of cream left over after making Kim’s Yummy Pasta and we were trying to come up with some ideas for dinner. After poking around our recipes we came across this recipe for a Vodka Cream Sauce. Instead of using boxed pasta we went for some fresh pasta. I read somewhere that [...]
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