Pasta

Isa Does It: Pesto-Cauliflower Pasta

Do you ever read cookbooks just for fun?  I do.  I spend a lot of time perusing my beloved stash of cookbooks and drooling over the photos, making plans to incorporate them into my menus in the coming weeks.  I especially love cookbooks with gorgeous photography and pretty, professional layouts, which may be why Isa…

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Vegan Red Pepper Macaroni and Cheese

Over the years, I’ve more or less stuck to the same vegan macaroni and cheese recipe.   It is so delicious that even in times when my family has gone back to “just vegetarian,” we always make our mac and cheese vegan.  It doesn’t really taste like cheese, but it has that savory, creamy, totally…

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Slim Pickings

The kids and I spent the day visiting their grandparents, and my husband got home just before we did.  As I was pulling into the driveway, I noticed he had sent me a text message:  “you should consider eating dinner out.  Slim pickings here.” I’m sure you’ve had evenings like this.  You’ve plowed through last…

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Vegan Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

In my mind, pesto = bliss.  I have a classic basil pesto recipe that I make all the time during the summer, and I can never get enough.   (You can find the recipe HERE.)  Tonight I had a very small bunch of basil on hand, and I wanted pesto but I knew that it…

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Fusilli Col Buco with Creamy Tomato Sauce

I was at Target of all places today when the inspiration for tonight’s dinner struck.  In the kitchenware aisle, there was a section of Giada de Laurentis’ cooking gadgets, and alongside them was a variety of pasta (her own name brand) of various shapes.  Among them was one that I have had the hardest time…

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