30 Minute Easy Clam Linguine

This is one of the first recipes I ever created….decades ago. I have tweaked it over the years to make it what it is today. It is a simple and quick meal and one that my family has always loved. This can be made in under 30 minutes because you make the clam sauce while the pasta cooks. I always […]

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Wartime Iowa Pea Salad

This is a perfect salad for Thanksgiving! Iowa Pea Salad was a favorite during the wartime when food was being rationed. It is an inexpensive yet delicious way to use pasta, bacon, green onions, cheese and peas. Any type of sweet baby peas can be used in this recipe (canned, fresh or thawed frozen) but chances are, during the war, […]

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Bruschetta Shrimp Pasta

Bruschetta Shrimp Pasta is made with angel hair pasta, shrimp, cherry tomatoes, fresh basil, garlic, seasonings, Parmesan cheese and a touch of cream. This is a delicious and easy meal to prepare and it will impress anyone you serve it to! This  recipe was given to me from the cooking class.   Ingredients   In a large skillet over medium […]

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Mongolian Beef With Ramen Noodles

Mongolian Beef With Noodles is made with steak, carrots, broccoli, garlic and Ramen Noodles tossed in a delicious sauce and topped off with toasted sesame seeds. This is a quick and easy meal that I absolutely loved!   Another cooking class recipe by Chef Christal Jakopak. Like the other class food pictures, not the best quality pictures but the class […]

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Cajun Butter Pasta

A delicious Cajun Butter Pasta that is made with fettuccini, asparagus, garlic, parmesan cheese, white wine and cherry tomatoes tossed with just enough Cajun seasoned cream sauce. You can substitute chicken broth for the wine and any other vegetable for the asparagus if you want. Feel free to increase the Cajun seasoning if you like it spicy. This recipe is […]

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Linguine & Italian Sausage with Spinach

Linguine with Italian sausage, Spinach, a delicious sauce and topped with cheese made this a great tasting meal. I used “Hot” Italian sausage and my grandkids still cleaned their plates. It was fun for them to eat with the rainbow pasta I used that I purchased when I took a class on making Handmade Cheese Ravioli but of course any type […]

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Cheesy Macaroni with Chicken & Broccoli

Cheesy Macaroni with Chicken & Broccoli is a kid friendly meal that even the adults will love. My grandson was still asking for this three days later but there wasn’t any leftovers.   Ingredients   Rinse the broccoli, cook in boiling water until tender, drain and set aside.   Dice the cooked chicken into bite size pieces.   In a […]

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Beef & Pasta for Free

How in the world did I make this delicious meal for free? I am a very frugal cook and I utilize leftovers whenever I can. I posted my recipe for Lazy Day Slow Cooker Roast two days ago (link below). After feeding four of us, I had so much delicious broth and tender beef leftover I decide to use it […]

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Italian Ham-Spaghetti

I was intrigued by one of the ingredients in this recipe so I had to make it. I used fresh parsley from my garden but dried parsley will work just as well. Full of Parmesan cheese, ham, garlic and olives with this one other ingredient made the best tasting Italian Ham-Spaghetti! Source: Adapted from My Great Recipes   Ingredients   […]

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Hearty Italian Tortellini Soup

  This may look like a soup but it is a meal! It may be hot outside but we still have to eat and we had no problem eating this for supper. Full of Italian Sausage, Tortellini, herbs and plenty of veggies is what gave this soup one amazing taste. Adapted from http://www.allrecipes.com   Ingredients   Remove the sausage from […]

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