Thursday, May 12, 2011

Recipes and Resources

When I first started this blog, I intended to share recipes. So far it looks like I have shared one cookie recipe. Twice. Since our friends and family consider me to be a pretty good cook, and my husband never goes hungry, you would think I would be posting recipes regularly.

I have been known to make 3 or 4 pans of lasagna at a time in Winter. My honey loves him some meaty lasagna! Therefore, I will start with a recommendation of a healthy pasta dish I recently made.

I am going to tell you how fabulous F.A.B.U.L.O.U.S. and easy this recipe is. All the work was in the prep for cooking. It took about half an hour to do that, working by myself and with some distractions. Cooking time was 15 minutes. You will feel like you are in the best Italian restaurant when you sit down to eat. Seriously.

My only criticism of it is the surprise at the end of the recipe calling for Basil Pesto, which I didn't have on hand. I really should read through the whole recipe instead of assuming all the ingredients are up front. Not a good time to have to run to the store.

I plan to try this without the sausage and asparagus next time I make it just because I want to see how it goes with artichoke hearts and sun dried tomatoes (instead of the grape tomatoes) and maybe a few black olives tossed in. I also think this will be a perfect meal to make when our family from California is here later this month.

This is a balanced meal in itself, but who has Italian without some garlic bread and salad, right?

If you are looking for great recipe ideas, you could do like I do: sign up from the free email newsletters that most product manufacturers offer. Kraft, Betty Crocker, Land O Lakes, Campbells, etc. Whatever floats your boat.

I also get regular (daily) email recipes from, Real Simple magazine and a few others. Then there are the posts on Facebook and blogs I follow. Martha Stewart's Everyday Food blog, the Pioneer Woman Cooks, and the above which I found thru Pioneer Woman.

Who needs to buy cookbooks anymore. It is foodie heaven on the internet for free every day!

As Julia would have said, Bon Appetit!

1 comment:

Sewing Princess said...

Looks very yummy. Did you add mascarpone cheese or left it out?