Chicken Piccata

So there’s no mystery that Susan likes chicken, and I love cooking chicken – easy to work with, and it takes on flavors so well. This is a great little breast cutlet recipe that is simple to make, so we usually do it on a weekday with dried (not homemade) pasta. It’s a great example of so much flavor coming from just a few ingredients!

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Be Pasta Prepared!

While I love making homemade pasta, sometimes quick and easy is the way to go for a meal during the week. But that doesn’t have to mean the meal can’t be rock-star awesome. With some quality ingredients and a bit of a plan, you can totally rock out a mid-week pasta feast!

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Baked Ziti

Sometimes we just a need a meal that keeps giving. And giving. And giving. Baked ziti is an easy meal that makes for great weekday lunches for an entire week … especially if you have the kind of job where you can take a nap after eating it. The ingredient list is pretty flexible to use what you have on hand.

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Famiglia Martelli Pasta

So last Christmas Santa brought us a little sampler box from an Italian importer called Gustiamo. In that sampler was some dried spaghetti pasta from Famiglia Martelli in Lari, Italy (a small mediaeval village near Pisa).

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