home cooked dinners by the season

Tag: Pasta

Roasted Butternut Squash Fettucine

Roasted Butternut Squash Fettucine

Butternut squash may not be the first ingredient that comes to mind when you think of pasta, but it works really well in this vegetarian pasta recipe. Especially when it’s roasted first and all you have to do is toss it with the pasta. If…

Pistachio and Fresh Basil Pasta

Pistachio and Fresh Basil Pasta

Summer might be arriving in Seattle. We all know it is long overdue. It is possible that the long cycle of gray, wet and cold weather is over and we can finally bring out summer clothes and recipes. Fragrant fresh basil and nutty pistachios laced…

Chicken and Asparagus Pasta

Chicken and Asparagus Pasta

As much as I love to cook, I look for easy ways to make dinner quickly during the week with a recipe that does everything in one dish – protein, vegetable and starch. Highlighting the season’s fresh asparagus, this pasta recipe does it all in…

Italian Sausage and Bell Pepper Fettucine

Italian Sausage and Bell Pepper Fettucine

If there ever was a dependable weekday recipe then here it is. Consistent and reliable, easy to prepare and happily devoured by anyone who encounters it, this rock star recipe is prepared all in one pan and on the table in less than an hour.…

Fettucine Carbonara

Fettucine Carbonara

Here is a possibility for your Valentine’s Day dinner. Not only is this recipe quick and easy, it’s a less expensive way to say I love you than a pricey cut of beef or filet of seafood. I guarantee you will find as many recipe…

Fresh Mozzarella Skillet Lasagna

Fresh Mozzarella Skillet Lasagna

You can literally make and serve this recipe within an hour from start to finish. The preparation is made easy with “oven-ready” lasagna noodles that do not require boiling. This is definitely one of my family’s favorite recipes for the taste and mine for the…