Macaroni Grill Copycat Penne Rustica

Penne pasta, shrimp and chicken all tossed with a creamy cheese sauce then baked in the oven for an amazing meal. This is great as a family meal or for guests. Prep time is about 25 minutes and cooking time is an additional 10 – 15 minutes. Source: Adapted from Six Sisters’ Stuff Copycat Cooking   Ingredients   In a […]

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Low Carb Italian Wedding Soup

A Low Carb Italian Wedding Soup that is full of chicken meatballs, orzo, seasonings, carrot, celery, onion and spinach cooked in a delicious chicken broth. This may be low in carbs but it is not low in flavor!   Ingredients for meatballs.   Ingredients for soup plus salt & orzo pasta.   Make the meatballs: Put the onion, garlic, 1/2 […]

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Cajun Chicken or Turkey Pasta

Delicious Cajun Pasta that can be made completely on the stovetop, easily, with leftover Chicken or Turkey. This is a simple dish made with penne pasta in a cream sauce and topped with fresh parmesan cheese and diced tomatoes.   Ingredients   Prepare the pasta, al dente, according to package directions. Drain and set aside.   Place the chicken or […]

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Panera Bread Mac & Cheese

What a delicious copycat recipe of Panera Bread Mac & Cheese that is full of white cheddar and white American cheese. This is easy to make and it is made completely on top of the stove. This was very, very good and it takes less than 30 minutes to make. Source: Six Sisters’ Stuff Copycat Cooking   Ingredients   Cook […]

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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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