White Spaghetti Recipe

 Spaghetti is a favorite dish at our house. We probably eat it two or three times a month, and that’s not counting leftovers! Usually, we make it with tomato sauce and meatballs. Sometimes I try a different approach. This week I made what I’m calling White Spaghetti. It tasted good enough, that the husband went back for a second helping. How did I come up with the inspiration for this recipe? Easy, I looked in the cupboard to see what ingredients I had that could be blended into a meal. I’ve found this can be quite challenging at times. Especially when the cupboards are looking like Old Mother Hubbard’s. That is why I try to keep on hand some staples, such as pasta, canned soup and frozen vegetables. You never know when we’re going to have a good old fashioned snow storm!   PrintWhite Spaghetti Recipe Prep Time: 15 minutesCook Time: 35 minutesTotal Time: 50 minutes Yield: 6 servingsServing Size: 1.5 cupCalories per serving: 372Fat per serving: 10 Ingredients8 oz Spaghetti 10.5 oz Cream of Chicken Soup 16 oz frozen Peppers for Stir Fry 1 cup water ½ cup Parmesan Cheese InstructionsPreheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare spaghetti according … Continue reading →

Appetites, Ingredients Change with the Seasons

Butternut Squash & Linguine (Family Features) Just as our wardrobe adjusts to the cooler weather, so, too, do our appetites as we enjoy warm, comforting dishes to stave off the chill in the air. Butternut Squash & Linguine is one of those perfect transition dishes that showcase the best of the season’s offerings. Winter squash of all descriptions are showing up at farmers markets and in grocery store produce aisles now. Butternut squash is one of the most readily recognizable choices, with its distinctive pear shape. Inside is a flavorful, nutrient-rich, yellow-orange flesh that has a subtle sweetness when cooked. To prepare this recipe, pieces of the squash are simmered with wine and garlic until tender, then a sprinkling of sage is stirred in. A quick toss with Dreamfields linguine and crumbled goat cheese or blue cheese results in a mouthwatering mélange of flavors. For an extra special finish sprinkle with crisp-cooked prosciutto and chopped walnuts. Either way, it makes a delicious main dish, or a side for poultry or pork. Just as you shop for the best produce, think about the pasta you purchase, too. Dreamfields pasta is made with durum wheat semolina just like traditional pasta but with … Continue reading →

Cool Cooking with Red Hot Tomatoes

Tomatoes on ToastPita PerfectTomato Basil SoupSpaghetti with Marinara SauceTomato Cornbread (Family Features) Ketchup may be the first thing you think of when tomatoes are mentioned. But tomatoes are also the main ingredients in many other delicious meals. “Tomatoes are incredibly versatile, buy them when in season for the best taste and texture,” said Chef Justin Timineri, executive chef and culinary ambassador, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. “When in season, tomatoes are always on the top of my shopping list.” Find more “Cool Cooking with Red Hot Tomatoes” recipes at http://bit.ly/fltomatoes. Health Benefits – Did You Know? Florida tomatoes are a good source of lycopene (helps prevent skin damage from UV rays), vitamin C (needed for growth and repair of body tissues) and vitamin A (helps vision and bone growth). Did You Know? Botanically, the tomato is a fruit. However, they are legally considered a vegetable after a ruling in the U.S. Supreme Court. How to Buy The best test for a great tomato is aroma. Smell the stem end for a strong sweet-acidic fragrance. Choose tomatoes that are plump, shiny and give slight pressure when applied. How to Store Tomatoes should be stored at a cool room temperature, … Continue reading →