Posts Tagged With: pasta

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Posted in food, main course, recipes
October 5, 2010

Kitchen Shortcuts: the Improvised Sauce

WARNING: This post contains pictures taken on a cameraphone. For those of you who require hi-res fancy pictures… sorrry! I should get a new camera for me and a cheap one for the Oldest Kidlet, who is quite the photographer- but rough on cameras. I know, I’m the Queen of Make-It-From-Scratch. But you know… there are a few places that I take shortcuts. A few products out there that you can get quality goods without filling foods with preservatives. I don’t use baking mixes anymore- making a cake from scratch really doesn’t take that much longer. Same with pancakes. So…

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Posted in appetizers, food, recipes
August 3, 2010

Macaroni & Cheese cups

These were a last minute addition to my lineup. How last minute? I ran to the store the morning of the baby shower to buy a few ingredients. Aside from my contributions, we had a lovely curry chicken salad made by the mother to be’s grandmother, fruit supplied by her mother, and two types of sandwiches made by the grandmother. However, she’d made them two days in advance! My mother-in-law and I were concerned that it was too soon and they might be soggy. So I decided to make these- a double batch so that I could make 48 for…

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Posted in food, recipes
September 15, 2009

The Easiest Sauce You’ve Never Made

I am a fan of quick and easy meals from scratch. I think it’s genetic. My mom, the queen of Chopped style cuisine (“What can I make for dinner using a can of tomatoes, a can of black beans and some pasta?”), is as well. Okay, it probably isn’t genetic- but I know that since we were/are both stay at home moms, you run into situations where it’s suddenly lunchtime, you’re starving and don’t have the time to make something elaborate. But it doesn’t mean you have to skimp on flavor. I’ve mastered the quick tomato sauce, which has a…