Penne with Chicken and Asparagus

This light pasta dish was just the ticket for a healthy and tasty dinner. Ingredients: 1 (16 ounces) package dried penne pasta (1) 5 tablespoons olive oil, divided 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves – cut into cubes salt & pepper, to taste garlic powder, to taste ½ cup chicken broth 1 bunch slender asparagus spears, trimmed, cut on diagonal into 1-inch pieces 1 … [Read more...]

Chicken Mac & Cheese

I made this dish the other night when Danny and Ashley (my son and daughter-in-law) came over to have dinner with us and pick up the kids.  I wanted something gluten free for David but something everyone else would like, too.  I used gluten free pasta, flour and bread crumbs which made this gluten free.  It was very good and we all liked it a lot, but next time I’m going to make it without the … [Read more...]

Turkey Lasagna Roll-Ups

We don’t eat much pasta anymore since David’s gluten free, but I did give this recipe a try using gluten free lasagna noodles.  It was a keeper. Ingredients: 4 lasagna noodles (1) 6 ounces lean ground turkey (2) 1 small onion, chopped (3) 1 cup chopped fresh broccoli (4) ¼ cup water 1 cup (8 ounces) ricotta cheese (5) 1 egg, beaten 1 tablespoon milk ½ teaspoon dried … [Read more...]

Quick Chicken Noodle Soup

It’s COLD here in the Midwest so I thought some soup sounded good.  I don’t have as many choices as I used to since I have to avoid dairy, gluten, onion and garlic.  But I found this one and it hit the spot. Ingredients: 2 cups water 1 (32-ounce) carton chicken broth (check for gluten) 1 tablespoon olive oil ½ cup chopped onion (1) ½ cup chopped celery (1) 1 medium carrot, chopped … [Read more...]

Chicken Fettuccine with Asparagus & Peas

This pasta dish was delicious and so easy!  I purchased the rotisserie chicken on grocery store day, removed the meat and put it in the freezer until I was ready to make this dish.  Delicious!  I’ll definitely be making it again. Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 (1-pound) bunch fresh asparagus, trimmed & chopped 3 cloves garlic, sliced ½ teaspoon kosher salt ¼ teaspoon … [Read more...]

Baked Ziti

This recipe was a big hit at my house.  Everybody loved it.  I served it with garlic bread and a salad.  You could easily make it ahead and pop it in the oven later.  It would freeze well, too. Ingredients: (1) 1 tablespoon butter 1 onion, chopped 1 tablespoon minced garlic 2 (25-ounce) jars marinara sauce 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning 1 cup ricotta cheese 1 cup sour cream 1 … [Read more...]

Spinach Artichoke Rigatoni

Yes, another artichoke recipe.  My husband loves artichokes so I make them a lot.  He really enjoyed this combination, especially the way I modified it! Ingredients: 3 cups uncooked rigatoni or large tube pasta 1 package (10 ounces) frozen creamed spinach 1 can (14-ounce) water-packed artichoke hearts, rinsed, drained & quartered (1) 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella … [Read more...]