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Pasta with Lemon, Asparagus, Artichokes and Prosciutto

Pappardelle pasta in a creamy lemon sauce with asparagus, artichokes and prosciutto. With spring comes fresh asparagus, and all the ways I can think of to use it before it disappears.  On the grill, sautéed, steamed, in risotto ~ we love the stuff.  And this year, I made a creamy, dreamy pappardelle pasta with lemon, asparagus, …

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Cool Peanut Sesame Noodles with Crunchy Vegetables

Cool Peanut Sesame Noodles, highly additive and flavorful rendition of Chinese cold noodles tossed in fresh toasted sesame and peanut butter sauce, with added crunchy vegetables. Cold sesame noodles are a favorite of mine that I forget to make very often.  In fact, I hadn’t made them in years until a few weeks ago.  With the …

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Pesto Cheese Stuffed Shells in Marinara Sauce

Pesto Cheese Stuffed Shells ~ pasta shells stuffed with creamy ricotta, Italian cheeses and basil pesto, baked in marinara sauce. I found myself staring at one of my last jars of homemade marinara, wondering what I should make.  Then I remembered a baked pasta dish I made years ago in Chicago.  I would come back …

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