Made this for a quick, inexpensive weeknight dinner. Don't have time for the wings before Monday Night Football? Try this!
You can sub any kind of cream soup you have on hand, or use any kind of chicken except canned. The flavor of canned just isn't as good! Great way to use leftover chicken or rice as well. Add as much hot sauce (FRANK'S) & ranch or bleu cheese as you like.
This is a good way to use fresh veggies...from the July/Aug '09 Simple and Delicious. I did add a little red wine to the cooked ground beef and let it cook off a little before I added the puree, and I also let the sauce simmer for a little while to marry the flavors.
From a saved page of an old Gourmet Magazine. I prefer to use Israeli couscous, the pearl type, however you need to check package directions for additional cooking time. This was a great side dish for "Recipe#60524" Marinated Lamb Chops. I also used kalamata olives and skipped the salt.
Posted in response to a query about the best way to prepare carbonara. I use Jamie Olivers recipe for Penne Carbonara, which is in "Happy Days With The Naked Chef". This is another of his recipes, using the same technique with slightly different ingredients. I have always found Jamies recipes to be simple and easy to prepare, I enjoy his cheerful approach to cooking!
Hope that you enjoy it!
From Food and Wine Quick from Scratch Pasta Cookbook. The ricotta with sun dried tomatoes really makes this dish special. Any meat could be subbed for the salami, i.e. chicken, bacon, etc (or skip the meat alltogether). I added the parm with the ricotta and took off the heat. Different, but really good; not a "saucy" pasta, but really nice.
"In the days before modern canning methods, Italians dried sliced summer tomatoes on their tile roofs for use in winter months. Dehydrated by the sun, the tomatoes became sweet, chewy and flavorful. Early Keys pioneers undoubtedly did the same". From "The Florida Keys Cookbook", this sounds like a nice variation to a heavy sauce - good for a hot day. This quick and easy lunch or light supper can be made with penne, ziti, or orecchiette if desired.
This is a nice meal for when you are craving buffalo wings. The celery is definitely optional. This isn't super healthy, but I usually help it out by using WW pasta, Olive Oil (or bake the chicken), Olive Oil Mayo, and skim milk. Also feel free to sub Ranch dressing for the Blue Cheese. Definitely serve it with a big salad!
Years and years ago, CR reviewed boxed M&C products and came to the conclusion that this recipe was much less expensive and easy. I have used it exclusively since the 70's, shared it with friends, and can tell you it is the best I have ever had. Of course, the prices are from about 30 years ago :)
From Simple and Delicious - boy I love this magazine! Submitted by T. Perrault. I love how she combined cauliflower, broccoli and zucchini within this recipe. Just a lovely combination. Feel free to use already prepared Alfredo sauce or your own recipe for Alfredo sauce. I made this once as a side dish and realized it makes a large amount, so then the next time I added some cooked chicken to make it a main meal. Serve with crusty bread and you are done!
This does NOT qualify as made from scratch - but each time I've tried to do that, my family revolts and says "We like yours better!" I've been asked for the recipe many times, too, so what the heck - here it is on Zaar in all it's glory.
Don't get me wrong, this takes a lot more time than opening a jar, and it makes enough to feed an army. It does freeze very well, though. The best part is, you can use any or all of the veggies and really pack a nutritional punch. I've even added finely diced carrots and it still turned out great. I will say that, imho, the HOT italian sausage really makes the sauce. I *suppose* you can use sweet, if you really need too...
Another one from Giada off of Food Network. I love this recipe because its light in fat and calories, yet rich, savory, and satisfying. I like to use hot turkey sausage to give it some zing. This is a very simple recipe, with a huge payoff. Enjoy!!
This goes nicely with my Chicken Breasts Con Rajas or any south of the border meal.
I have recently been to a talk by Michael Pollan author of "In Defense of Food," who advocates getting away from processed food and today as I was stopping to grab a box of prepackaged Mexican Rice mix I looked at the ingredients and realized this is exactly what he means. This recipe is quick, fresh and definitely not full of preservatives! In a pinch and when tomatoes are out of season, I use canned chopped tomatoes and it still tastes great! Happy Cooking!