Monthly Archives: October 2012

Linguine with Zucchini Sauce

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I first made this recipe in August of last year. We are always trying to find tasty ways to add more veggies to our meals. This meal is super yummy and it doesn’t have a strong zucchini taste. It’s also pretty simple to make. The only part that takes more time is shredding the zucchini. So whether you love zucchini or not, give this one a try! We keep going back to it – so we know it’s a keeper!

1 lb linguine
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
3 cloves garlic – thinly sliced
2 lbs zucchini – coarsely shredded
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp black pepper
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese (4 oz)
1/2 cup Alfredo sauce (we used Ragu)

Cook pasta. Drain and keep warm.
In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat.
Add garlic and cook, stirring, about 30 seconds or until lightly browned. (It browns quickly, so keep your eye on it so it doesn’t get over done!)
Increase heat to high and stir in the zucchini, salt, and pepper.
Cook, stirring often, about 3 minutes or until tender.
Add the cheese and Alfredo sauce and stir until melted and heated through.
Transfer to a large bowl and toss with the pasta.
Enjoy! (We served ours with Parmesan Potatoes….BEST potatoes we’ve ever had. Recipe is the next to be posted. You will WANT to make them and eat them on their own. They’re that good.)

How do you incorporate veggies into your meals? 🙂

Linguine w/ Zucchini Sauce

(recipe from Family Circle Cookbook)

Happy Birthday Blog! + “Do Ahead” French Toast

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 Happy Birthday

I can’t believe that the 1 year anniversary of my blog has come and gone. And I forgot about it! What a bad blog mommy I am 😦 Anyway, I am still chugging along. I wish I could post more often, life has just been so busy lately! I’m hoping that now that I’ve settled into my new job that I will find more time to post. I do have a question though…can you (the readers) leave me tips on how to gain more traffic/followers? My goal is to have a worthwhile audience without having to “sell” myself out just to gain followers 😉 Thanks!! Now on to the recipe.

So there’s not much to say about this dish except that, well, it’s AMAZING!!!! And convenient. And DELICIOUS! And you will want to eat it for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack time too! So go on you say? Tell us the recipe? Ok I will! You should make it as soon as possible. No kidding. Do it.

“Do Ahead” French Toast

1 loaf egg bread (challah)
6 eggs
1 cup half and half
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt
6 tbsp unsalted butter
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
1 tbsp confectioner’s sugar

Coat 2 13x9x2 inch baking dishes with nonstick cooking spray.
Slice bread into 12 equal slices, about 1 inch thick. Arrange slices in prepared dishes.
In a large bowl, beat eggs, half and half, milk, vanilla, nutmeg, and salt.
Pour mixture over bread, dividing equally.
Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
Heat oven to 350° when ready.
In a small saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Stir in brown sugar until combined.
Spoon evenly over the bread slices.
Bake for 30-40 minutes or until lightly browned and heated through.
Dust with confectioner’s sugar and serve warm. Heaven in your mouth 🙂
Makes about 12 servings.

(recipe courtesy of Family Circle Cookbook)