Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Mini Shells with Cherry Tomatoes ,Basil and Cheese

Here is a great dish to make on these hot days of summer.  I really love fresh basil and it goes wonderfully in this dish.  This is a quick easy recipe that is light and refreshing.  I  prepared this for dinner and served it warm and it was delicious.  I had some leftover for lunch the following day and ate it cold straight from the fridge and I thought it was even better!  Hope you enjoy!


  • 1 (12 ounce) box Barilla White Fiber Mini Shells
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 pints cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 6 leaves basil, julienned
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
1.  Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
2.  In a large skillet, cook onion in olive oil for 3-4 minutes or until translucent. Add tomatoes and saute for 3-4 minutes until blistered. Season with salt and pepper.
3.  Cook pasta 1 minute less than required cooking time, drain and toss with sauce and 1/2 cup pasta cooking liquid. Remove from heat and add basil and cheese.
4.  Stir to combine and serve.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Shrimp with Cheesy Grits and Bacon

I really love this recipe!  I found this recipe here at Allrecipes.com and it is fantastic.  It combines shrimp and bacon and cheese.. great combination!  The recipe listed below is the original recipe.  I didn't have any evaporated milk on hand so I just used all chicken broth and it was still great.  This is an easy to make meal and a great way to jazz up some grits.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Lasagna with Fresh Mozzarella and Spinach

I made this delicious lasagna recipe from Barilla that I wanted to share. It is an easy to prepare lasagna that is delicious! This recipe is from the Barilla collection found  here at Allrecipes.com .  I had never used their Sauce before and I was very pleased with it.   I loved the fresh mozzarella cheese and spinach in this lasagna!  I think next time I make this I will double up the layers to make it stack up taller in the pan. This is a great no-fuss simple lasagna that tastes great too!