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Penne Pasta with Mushrooms & Peas

Penne pasta is a favorite of mine for mixing with seasonal vegetables and ingredients.  For this recipe, along with the penne pasta, I use some mushrooms, peas, some chicken stock (and a couple other things) to make a very simple sauce.

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Spaghetti Pomodoro

Over the years, I’ve learned that Spaghetti is not Spaghetti, is not Spaghetti.  The rich, and wonderful tomato sauce that my mom made us growing up, is closest to a Bolognese sauce.  On the much lighter, faster, and easier to cook end of the spectrum is a Pomodoro sauce.  Pomodoro is meant to be a fast and easy tomato sauce with a relatively few, fresh ingredients.

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Spaghetti with Artichokes and Tomato

Simple dishes like this Spaghetti with Artichokes and Tomato, are among my favorite thing to make.  The sauce takes just about the same amount of time, as cooking the spaghetti it self.  So it’s super fast to make.  And treated right, the ingredients come together in perfect harmony, giving a ton of flavor and the impression, that it’s a recipe you’ve been working on for hours.

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Ravioli with Chicken and Peas

Like all pasta, I love cooking Ravioli, because it’s so easy to make hundreds of different, delicious recipes. And while making your own ravioli is pretty time consuming (although I love it), there are lots of great store bough brands, that will allow you to get a complete meal made in about 20 minutes.  Here I do a recipe for Cheese Ravioli with Chicken and Peas.

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Spaghetti with Broccoli Pesto & Chicken

Traditional basil pesto is one of my favorite pasta sauces, and I’m making a spaghetti pesto, or penne pesto every month or two.  But I’ve recently added a twist to the traditional version, that I’m absolutely loving…Spaghetti with Broccoli Pesto.  Broccoli pesto tastes a bit stronger/more flavorful than the standard basil pesto, and just like the standard, goes great with pasta.

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Chicken Penne Arrabiata

Chicken & Penne pasta is one of my all time favorite dishes, because there are about a thousand different ways you can change it up.  In this recipe, I show how to make Chicken Penne Arrabiata, which is an Italian dish with spicy rich tomato sauce.  The sauce, is similar to a standard marinara or pomodoro, but it’s spiked with some hot chili flakes and red wine vinegar.  When combined with

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Penne Pesto

I’m not sure why Penne Pesto has become such a classic combination, but I do know that it’s a damn fine pasta recipe.  I’ll end up making pesto every few months (generally in large batches and freezing some), as it’s really easy to make, tastes great, and can be used in a ton of different ways.  For this recipe, I’ll show you how to toss the fresh pesto sauce with some penne pasta, a bit of oli

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Spaghetti with Shrimp and Pancetta

Spaghetti, Shrimp, Pancetta…how you can go wrong?  Pasta dishes that are simple, and seem simply “thrown together” are often my favorites, and this recipe for Spaghetti, Shrimp and Pancetta is exactly that.  Both spaghetti and shrimp, take little more than 10 minutes to cook, and not much longer for pancetta, or bacon if that’s what you have.  That means that within about 30 minutes, you can ma

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Spaghetti Arrabiata

Next time you’re in the mood for a bit of heat on the dinner plate, let me suggest this Spaghetti Arribiata.  Arribiata, in Italian means “angry”, and this recipe certainly fits the bill.  The sauce is essentially a simple marinara sauce, that gets spiked with some hot chili flakes and a bit of red wine vinegar.  The result is a good amount of heat and tanginess, that goes really well with the

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