Cheesy Pesto Pasta

Spring has sprung, and we’re starting to crave lighter meals with bright, fresh ingredients. I was in the mood for a bowl of cheesy pesto pasta flavored with some grape tomatoes and garlic today. It’s amazing how 1 can of pesto can dress up a whole bowl of noodles. This recipe is about as simple as…

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Pasta Salad with Roasted Tomatoes and Mozzarella

Trofie pasta is one of my newly discovered favorite pastas. It’s short and twisty and has a similar texture to gnocchi, but not quite as thick. Trofie is usually used in Italian cooking, especially with pesto, but I was in the mood for a Summer-like salad using cucumber, basil, fresh mozzarella, slow-roasted tomatoes, and of course,…

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Cheesy Garlic Bread Bites

My favorite cure for a case of the Monday’s. Easy-cheesy garlic bread bites made with only 5 simple ingredients! I definitely should have doubled the batch- this recipe yields 8 bites and they are going FAST. I added some Italian seasoning to the melted garlic butter, and used crescent rolls to surround the mozzarella sticks….

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Mini Deep Dish Pizzas

Mini Deep Dish Pepperoni Pizzas for the win! These are a great new twist on Friday pizza night. Bake up some ready-made pizza dough filled with sauce, pepperoni, and cheese in some muffin tins to create your own “deep dish” hand held pizzas. I usually serve these (recipe makes 12) with a bowl of salad…

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Three Cheese Manicotti

Pasta has to be the ultimate comfort food. And if pasta isn’t, then cheese is, and this three cheese manicotti recipe has plenty of both. I’ve been wanting to try manicotti for a while now- I guess I was worried about cracking the delicate noodles. But as it turned out, this was a really easy recipe to…

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