Lentil and Sausage Soup

It’s windy, rainy, and chilly, and I’m thinking that today’s a good day for making a big batch of  hearty soup. Soup is one of those cooler-weather comfort foods that makes you feel good from the inside out, especially if it leans towards the healthy side. Today I’m making a pot of one of my favs-…

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Spicy Sausage Rigatoni

Every once in a Wednesday, we make it a mid-week fun pasta night. Tonight was no exception with Spicy Sausage Rigatoni. Wednesday night meals have to be pretty quick and simple. A little bit of prep work, followed by a little bit of waiting for the sauce to simmer; nothing difficult. This dish is perfect if…

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Roasted Cherry Tomato Penne with Sausage and Basil

Friday night is usually pizza night, but tonight we’re going with a simple penne pasta covered in roasted cherry tomatoes, onions, and Italian sausage. Sometimes I feel like enjoying an easy pasta dinner that yields big flavor for little effort. Roasting some veggies and sausage in the oven is a great fix for that. Roasting…

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Orecchiette with Sausage, Chickpeas, and Mint

Orecchiette has quickly become one of my new favorites. Orecchiette with sausage, chickpeas, and mint, specifically. I’m crazy about the way these flavors come together. I’ve been recently taught to use pasta cooking water throughout the recipe- it makes a big difference. Using salted cooking water allows you to skip adding additional salt later on…

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Tortellini Tomato Soup with Italian Sausage

I was getting sad about the end of summer, but then I remembered soup. THIS soup, specifically. I’m a fan of tomato soup to begin with; I love the creaminess and richness of the tomatoes. But then add in spicy Italian sausage, cheesy tortellini, fresh spinach and basil, and you have everything you need. Plus…

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