Pasta and Entrees

Directions: In a large saucepan, bring 3 quarts of water to a boil. Add the penne pasta and cook according to package directions. When draining, reserve ½ cup of the pasta water. Put the sun-dried tomatoes in the reserved water to plump. (drain well when you are ready to add them to the...
Directions:  Preheat oven to 400°F. In medium bowl combine 1 cup flour, sugar, yeast, salt and basil; mix thoroughly. Add water, oil and sun-dried tomatoes. Stir until almost smooth. Gradually add enough flour to form a firm dough. Turn dough onto a lightly floured board. Knead dough about 3...
Directions:Preheat oven to 350°.In a large bowl combine bulgur and milk, stirring until combined.  Let stand until milk is absorbed, about 10 minutes.  Add ground beef, Italian sausage, pesto and all remaining ingredients except catsup.  Using hands, mix until well combined.Shape...
Directions: If making your own crust:  Preheat oven to 400°F. Into 8 or 9-inch quiche plate or pie plate, stir together flour, sugar and salt. With fork, whip together oil and milk; pour over flour mixture. Mix with fork till all flour is dampened. Press dough evenly against bottom and sides...
Directions:Cook pasta according to package directions.  Rinse with cold water and drain.  Add tomatoes, cheese and sweet basil.In a separate small bowl, combine oil, seasoning, vinegar and salt (if using).  Add to pasta mixture and chill.Servings:  10 Calories/Serving...
Directions: Place chicken in a large pot with broth. Add peppers and onions; simmer 10 minutes. Add noodles and cook according to package directions. Five minutes before noodles are done, add mushrooms. Serve hot. Servings: 10 - hearty 1 cup servings Calories/Serving: 243 Nutrition: Each serving...
Directions: Preheat oven to 350°F. *To reconstitute bulgur wheat, add 1 cup dry bulgur to 1 3/4 cups boiling water. Stir, cover, reduce to low and let simmer for 20 minutes. Let stand covered 5 to 10 minutes before using. Or, instead of cooking, add bulgur to boiling water and let stand covered...
Directions:Cook pasta according to package directions; drain.Place garlic in a large bowl. Add cashews, sun-dried tomatoes, oil, basil, chicken and mushrooms. Add pasta;toss until well-coated. Serve warm or chilled. Nutrition Facts, per serving approximately: 300 calories; 15 g protein; 34 g...
For pizza crust, use favorite recipe, a prepared pizza crust or 10 ounce can refrigerated pizza dough Directions: Preheat oven to 425°F. Prepare pizza crust according to instructions. Lightly spread olive oil on crust to keep the dough from drying out. Bake 8 minutes or until lightly browned. Mix...
Directions:To prepare pesto, put cilantro, garlic, lemon juice, Parmesan cheese, cayenne pepper, pistachios (minus 2 tablespoons), and salt in a food processor or blender.  Add about half the olive oil and blend.  Add remainder of olive oil and blend until mixture reaches desired...
Directions: Bring 5 cups water to boil. Add the chicken; cook 15 to 20 minutes. Remove chicken and shred. Chill broth; skim fat from surface and discard. Slice ham into long, thin strips. Slice cucumber diagonally and cut into thin strips. Beat eggs and 1/4 teaspoon salt together. Fry in a hot pan...
  Directions: Combine 1/2 cup apple juice, 1 tablespoon olive oil, vinegar, mustard, thyme and Worcestershire sauce in a medium bowl. Stir well; add shrimp and peppers and stir to coat. Let stand at room temperature 5 minutes or refrigerate for 15 minutes. Thread shrimp and peppers onto 4...
Directions:  Season chicken breasts as desired with salt, pepper, garlic salt, taco seasoning, etc. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet; cook chicken over medium high heat, turning occasionally until browned and meat is cooked through (10 to 15 minutes, depending on thickness of meat). Remove...
  Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Set a large, ovenproof skillet over medium heat and add the bacon, onion and garlic. Cook until the bacon is crispy and the onion is translucent, about 8 minutes. Add the mushrooms and cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Break 1 ½ cup croutons into smaller pieces...
Directions: In a medium bowl, combine flour, cornstarch, baking powder and salt. Stir in egg and milk; mix just until the dry ingredients are moistened. Using a tablespoon, drop the dough onto a boiling stew or broth. Cover tightly; boil gently 10 minutes or until dumplings are fluffy and no longer...
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly coat the inside of a 2-quart baking dish with cooking spray, or the insides of six 1 ½ - cup baking dishes In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium-low heat. Stir in the onions and sauté until translucent. Stir in the mustard powder and flour until...
  Directions: Preheat oven to 350°F. Slice loaf in half, length-wise, and spread each half with equal amounts of ingredients. Sprinkle lightly with black pepper. Bake for 7 to 10 minutes, or until cheese melts.  Slice each half into fourths. Servings: 6 to 8 Calories/Serving: 356...
Directions:In small bowl combine garlic, parsley, thyme, ¼ teaspoon salt and pepper.  Rub pork with herb and garlic mixture.  Cook on preheated grill until center of pork reaches 140°, about 15 minutes.  Transfer to cutting board and let rest for 10 minutes. While pork is cooking...
Directions: Lightly brush one side of pizza crusts with 1 teaspoon olive oil. Place crust, oil side down, directly on grill rack. Lower grill cover and grill 4 to 6 inches from the medium coals for about 3 minutes. Remove crust from grill. Turn and place crust grilled side up on work surface. Set...
Directions: Preheat oven to 450°F.Spread pesto sauce over crust. Add artichokes, sun-driedtomatoes and olives. Sprinkle on feta cheese.Bake for 12-15 minutes until crust is brown and it's heated through. Servings: 8 slices (One slice per serving)Calories/Serving: 200Nutrition: Each slice provides...
Directions:*Cook pasta according to package directions; drain.Return cooked pasta to cooking pot.  With heat on low, add olive oil, vinegar and garlic, heat until warmed through.  Add spinach and basil, toss well.  Remove from heat and stir in remaining ingredients.Servings:  4...
Directions: In large soup pot combine everything except pasta, vinegar, and black pepper; bring to a boil over high heat; reduce heat to low and simmer, partially covered until carrots are tender crisp, stirring occasionally. Add pasta and cook until tender, about 10 minutes. Stir in vinegar and...
Directions: In a large skillet over medium heat, warm sesame oil. Sauté chicken for 5 to 7 minutes until browned and liquid is gone. Add onions and pepper and cook 3 minutes longer. Add bok choy leaves and sesame seeds and cook an additional 3 minutes. Meanwhile, cook noodles according to package...
Directions:Combine first 6 ingredients in a large bowl.  Add hot pasta and arugula.  Toss gently.  Divide pasta mixture among 4 bowls, and sprinkle with cheese. Servings:  4*Time Saver Tip:  Cook the whole box of pasta according to package directions.  Freeze the...
Directions: Preheat oven to 350°F. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. In a medium bowl, combine eggs, milk, yogurt, feta cheese, Swiss cheese, basil and oregano; mix well. Spread 1/2 of the pasta on the bottom of an 8 x 12-inch baking dish coated with nonstick spray. Spread salsa...
Into the food processor or blender put all the sauce ingredients. Process until smooth. Put the linguine, watercress, mango, scallions and mint into a large bowl. Add the sauce and toss until the linguine is well coated. Sprinkle with peanuts and serve. Serves 8 Approximate nutritional value per...
Preheat oven to 375°.In small skillet heat oil, add onion and sauté until tender, add mushrooms and ¼ teaspoon salt.  Heat about 2 minutes until mushrooms are heated through.  Set aside.In a small bowl, combine pumpkin, half and half, sage, pepper, and remaining ¼ teaspoon salt.Spread ½...
Directions: Pre-heat oven to 400°F. Cook Italian sausage on stovetop or in the microwave (in a plastic colander over a drip pan). Crumble meat into small pieces. Sauté tomato in butter and simmer until most of liquid is gone. Combine sausage, tomato, sun-dried tomato and basil. Cook pasta...
Directions:  In a large nonstick skillet, melt butter. Add olive oil, onions and salt. Cover and cook over low heat about 20 minutes and then uncover and turn heat to medium. Stir frequently and cook until onions are brown and caramelized – about 5 minutes. In the meantime, cook pasta...
Directions:  Mix together all ingredients for sauce; crushed red pepper, parsley flakes, rice vinegar, sesame oil, grated fresh ginger, honey and cornstarch. Set aside. Cook linguini according to package directions. While pasta is cooking, spray a sauté pan with cooking spray. Over medium heat...