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How it works...On the tool bar you will find categories of menus I have put together. If you would like to try one out, email me or comment on the most recent post and I will send you the recipes, along with a shopping list (see sample menu). Please remember to include your email. Or just enjoy the recipes I have posted!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Lemon Pepper Pasta

Lemon Pepper Pasta (serves 6)


  • Pasta (I like bowtie for this one)
  • 1 packet Hollandaise Sauce mix
  • 1/4 c. butter
  • 1 c. water,
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice (or more if you like it really lemony)
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper
  • 2 Chicken Breasts, cooked in olive oil, garlic and pepper, cut into strips (omit for Vegetarian Dish)
  • Asparagus, cut into 2 inch pieces, @ 2 cups
  • Parmesan cheese

Cooking Directions:

Cook pasta according to directions. In fry pan, add asparagus with 1/2 Tbsp olives oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, over medium heat until slightly tender. Turn off and set aside once done.

Melt butter in saucepan. Stir in water, sauce mix, lemon juice and black pepper with a whisk. Stir and cook on medium heat until sauce boils. Reduce heat to simmer. Cook until sauce thickens. Add extra water to thin to desired consistency (I add about 1/8 cup) .Add pasta, chicken, and asparagus to sauce and stir to coat. Sprinkle cheese on top. Eat immediately.

*Depending on how much sauce you like, this can go far.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Spaghetti Squash

Spaghetti squash does not get enough attention. It is fabulous! We use it as a pasta substitute pretty regularly. I enjoy it a little under done so it's still a bit crunchy, it adds great texture to the meal. I serve it to my kids and say it's spaghetti and they don't know any different.

It is also a great side dish, mix melted butter, brown sugar, and pepper, and you've got a deliciously healthy treat!

Spaghetti Squash

  • 1 spaghetti squash
  • Marinara Sauce- or desired sauce
  • Parmesan Cheese

Halve squash length wise, remove seeds. Place squash halves in baking dish, cut side down. Prick skin with fork all over. Bake at 350 for 30-40 min, until tender. Let cool a little. Using a fork, scrape pulp from shell. Serve with warm sauce and sprinkle with cheese.