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Bowl of pasta and meaty gravy

Sunday Gravy

Sunday Gravy, a comforting and meaty pasta sauce for Sunday supper. Beef short ribs cooked low and slow in tomato sauce until fork tender and then tossed with pasta and topped with grated cheese.

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Overhead of Cajun macaroni salad in serving bowl garnished with hardboiled egg.

Cajun Macaroni Salad

Cajun Macaroni Salad, a spicy Southern twist on a classic side dish for summer, this creamy Creole pasta salad will have everyone back for seconds!  The perfect side dish for backyard BBQ’s and potluck gatherings. When tasked to bring a side dish to a summer gathering, do you lean towards potato salad? baked beans? maybe …

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Slice of pastitsio on serving plate.

Pastitsio (Greek Lasagna)

Authentic Pastitsio, or Greek lasagna ~ layers of pasta, cinnamon-laced beef, Kasseri cheese and béchamel. Authentic Greek food.  I love it all, from the Greek festivals here in St. Louis to Greektown back home in Chicago.  And you’ll love this pastitsio.  But first, I have to fill you in on where I got this recipe, …

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Shrimp Scampi with linguine, overhead photo in pan.

Shrimp Scampi with Linguine

Classic shrimp scampi with garlic, butter, lemon and wine sauce, tossed with linguine ~ on the table in  30 minutes. Last weekend, I had the house to myself, all weekend, for three whole days.  I don’t even know the last time that happened.  The girls are gone to college or beyond, and Meathead went on …

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Turkey Tetrazzini, in casserole with serving fork in corner

Turkey Tetrazzini

Turkey Tetrazzini, a creamy casserole perfect for using that leftover Thanksgiving turkey ~ pasta baked in homemade cream sauce, with mushrooms, peas, Parmesan and diced turkey or chicken. Every year I say I’m going to make turkey tetrazinni with the leftover Thanksgiving Day turkey, and every year I make turkey noodle soup instead.  This year, …

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