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Spaghetti alla Puttanesca

May 15, 2010 | By andrea | 3 Comments | Filed in: Italian, Main Dish, Pasta, Quick Cooking, Recipes.

This pasta dish should be in every cook’s recipe arsenal! It’s super fast, delicious and can be made with basic ingredients that you keep on hand. As you read through the recipe, do not freak out about the anchovies because you can’t even taste them. Anchovies are that secret ingredient in many Italian dishes that • Read More »

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Tortellini & Vegetable Soup

March 22, 2010 | By andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in: Italian, Main Dish, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Soup/Stew, Vegetable.

I’m always on the lookout for new soups, especially recipes like this one that feature vegetables. This quick and easy Italian-inspired soup calls for store-bought cheese tortellini (or your favorite flavor) and other ingredients that can be kept on hand. I followed the recipe except for sauteing some diced onion along with the carrots and celery. I also • Read More »

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Chicken Mole with Chipotles

March 19, 2010 | By andrea | 3 Comments | Filed in: Chicken, Chocolate, Main Dish, Mexican, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Soup/Stew.

Mole, a Mexican specialty, is a rich, thick sauce with complex flavors. It is usually labor-intensive and includes a long list of ingredients. This quick version of a mole (pronounced MOH-lay) uses canned chipotle chilies and diced tomatoes to form the sauce for tender chunks of chicken. The smoky, spicy sauce includes chocolate, an ingredient commonly found in some moles. • Read More »

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Rib-Eyes with Balsamic Onion & Tomato Salsa

April 17, 2009 | By andrea | Comments Off on Rib-Eyes with Balsamic Onion & Tomato Salsa | Filed in: Beef, Main Dish, Quick Cooking, Recipes.

  Here’s a good, quick springtime recipe if you’re hankering for a steak. The colors and flavors of the tomato salsa are vibrant and fresh, and it adds an Italian flare to the pan-seared rib-eyes. This is an easy recipe to cut in half if you’re only cooking for two (or even one). I served the steak with • Read More »

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Beef with Tomatoes, Pasta, and Chili Sauce

January 5, 2009 | By andrea | Comments Off on Beef with Tomatoes, Pasta, and Chili Sauce | Filed in: Beef, Main Dish, Pasta, Quick Cooking, Recipes.

  This spicy beef noodle dish made a good weeknight dinner; nothing fancy but certainly quick and easy. You’ve got a little bit of everything in one bowl with this meal…thinly sliced beef, stir fried veggies, pasta. The soy sauce, Sriracha and tomatoes combine to lightly coat the meat, veggies and pasta without standing in the way • Read More »

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