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The World According To Penne
Penne pasta is a product of Naples, Italy. The pasta was created to remind the clever Neapolitans of the days when their ancestors dipped feather quilled pens into bottles of ink in order to communicate the written word. Although the pasta has an air of delicacy, it is able to hold its weight from the lightest to the heaviest of sauces.
Deliberating over how to begin a meal, it is not easy unless it happens to be a soup that can be light enough to be served as an appetizer or stand alone as an entree.
Penne Pasta Soup
3-cups swiss chard, julienned(cut into long strips)
Directions: In a dutch over or a soup pot:
A rich dense portabella mushroom sauce works well with the delicate balance of penne pasta.
Portabella Mushroom Sauce
Directions: Saute the sliced mushrooms and onions until they are tender. Add the worchestershire sauce and the half and half. Stir the ingredients and then add the red or rose wine and the parsley flakes. Boil the penne pasta in salted water and drain it in a strainer.After the pasta is drained put into an oiled baking dish and pour the mushroom sauce over it. Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for thirty minutes.
A ham and cheese sauce is for those times when a meal needs to be prepared in a hurry.
Ham And Cheese Sauce
2-cups ham, precooked
Directions: Line the bottom of a medium sized baking dish with foil and brush it with some olive oil. In a saucepan: Combine the butter and the flour. After it is incorporated add the half and half and the two cheeses. Stir until the ingredients are of a sauce consistency. In a baking dish: Arrange the penne pasta and mix in the ham and the peas. Pour the cheese sauce over the ingredients. Cover the ingredients with foil and bake at 350 degrees for thirty minutes.
A penne pasta salad is a topic of debate over whether to use fresh plum tomatoes, a favorite brand of canned plum ones, or the sweetness of the sun dried. Whatever the outcome of the discussion, any type of plum tomato will do.
Penne Pasta Salad
4-cups penne pasta, precooked
Directions: Rub a salad bowl with a clove of garlic.Combine all of the salad ingredients.Whisk the olive oil and the red wine vinegar. Season the pasta salad with the salt and the pepper. Combine the vinaigrette dressing with the ingredients.Refrigerate the pasta salad for thirty minutes.
A light finish to a penne pasta meal is a simple fruit salad made with oranges, freshly chopped mint and toasted coconut.
Orange Mint Fruit Salad
4-cups sliced oranges
Directions: Lightly combine the fruit salad ingredients and then spoon the fruit salad in individual bowls with with an anisette cookie as a garnish
Cooking since the age of fifteen, the author has always loved the cuisine of Italy.
What Wise Guys Eat
When I lived in the North End of Boston, in the nineteen eighties and nineties, I hung around a neighborhood bar from time to time, called The Corner Café. It was located on Prince Street near the corner of Salem Street. And it was indeed a neighborhood place. The owner, Richie Longo, was a neighborhood kid who grew up on Prince Street and duly attended Saint Leonard's School-as his first generation Italian-American parents had-along with all the other neighborhood kids.
Cooking Instructions For Prime Rib Roast
Have you been searching for cooking instructions for prime rib roast and still can't find a recipe that will give you the juicy and tender prime rib roast that you deserve? The reason may be that recipes only give you the basic ingredients for cooking and not the cooking instructions for prime rib roast.
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Chicken Wings with Oyster Sauce
Chicken wings with oyster sauce
Staight Talk from a Comfort Foodie: World Peace Through Vegetarianism
I became a vegetarian in the early 80's. The Czech refugee I had lived with forbade any meat products from entering the little hovel we called home. I didn't own a car then, and only traveled as far as my Raleigh three-speed English racer could take me. On Fridays that was to the home of a well-respected psychotherapist whose house I cleaned. When my chores were finished I'd welcome myself to her stocked pantry, and indulge on a simply prepared can of Star-Kist. I had to time that lunch well enough in advance of my homecoming as not to carry any lingering fish on my breath, otherwise I might not hear the end of a long speech about how Krishna may have incarnated into that same tuna that I had so ravenously devoured.
Save Time with No-Bake Cookies
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Main Dish Zucchini Recipes
With summer coming to an end, you probably have an overabundance of zucchini from your garden that you are trying to find recipes for. Or maybe you know someone who is trying to find homes for all of their excess zucchini! You'd be amazed at all the meals you can create with zucchini. Here are just a few ideas.
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Here it is - that time of year when everyone's thoughts turn to food! I'm thankful that at our house, we have plenty of food, but sometimes I am not so grateful that I am the one who usually gets to cook it!
Spanish Food - The Tasty Tortilla
It certainly is a poor man or woman who cannot find a few eggs, a couple of potatoes and an onion in their store cupboard!
Fast Food at Home
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Finding the Best Recipes
Trying to find a dynamite recipe to wow guests or cook up a special supper for your special someone? Finding the best recipes is simple. First, perform a careful analysis of the situation for which you are cooking to narrow down the search. Cookbooks are very specific, so whether you are a hometown soup cook, a college student, or a soon-to-be fine cuisine artist, there is a cookbook for you. Find your niche, and get cooking!
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These are two of my favorite party appetizer recipes that I used to prepare in parties! They are quick, easy and the ingredients are available in any store.
A Victory Garden
In the early nineteen forties,women shopped with ration stamps that limited the amount of groceries they bought in order to support the war effort. To supplement the their meager rations, they grew vegetable gardens in spare plots of land and also in their own back yards. Neat rows of lettuce, tomatoes, yellow wax beans, green onions, cabbage and yellow squash were planted everywhere. Since the ingredients for the meals depended upon what was available in the cupboard and the garden, the home cooks really had to stretch their imaginations.
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If you want to prepare the perfect garlic lemon chicken then you should try this recipe. This is one of the easiest and best recipes around for creating delicious garlic lemon chicken.
So, You Have A Crockpot - Now Youll Want Crockpot Recipes
To those of us that don't know, crockpot recipes are among the best out there! Did you receive a crockpot as a gift at your wedding shower or perhaps as a birthday gift and have no idea how to use it? Crockpots are great kitchen tools that offer a convenience like none other. Many meals from basic chicken recipes to fancy Christmas recipes can be made in the crock pot. Crockpot recipes can be made ahead of time, say in the morning, and cooked slowly throughout the day. Then, when you come home from work, tired and worn out, dinner is waiting for you! Finding free recipes is easy.
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