Spaghetti Corn

Ingredients: 14 3/4 ounces cream-style corn15 1/4 ounces whole kernel corn, with liquid1 cup spaghetti, broken into 1 inch pieces1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded1/2 cup butter, melted Directions: Mix all ingredients together.Pour into 9×13 pan or casserole dish.Cover with foil.Bake 30 minutes covered.Remove foil and bake an additional 30 minutes. Servings: 8 Time preparation:...

Mango Raisin Couscous ( Cous-Cous)

Ingredients: 1 cup couscous ( measure before cooking)1 cup water1/4 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon butter2 tablespoons olive oil ( divided)1 garlic cloves, minced1 mangoes, chopped about 1 inch ( about a cup)1 jalapeno peppers, finely chopped1/2 cup raisins1 ripe tomatoes, chopped2 tablespoons lime juice ( fresh would be nice)1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped (optional)1/4 cup...

Saffron Couscous

Ingredients: 2 1/4 cups reduced-sodium fat-free chicken broth1/4 teaspoon saffron threads, crushed2 tablespoons olive oil1 1/2 cups uncooked couscous1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce1/4 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper1/3 cup chopped green onion tops Directions: Bring broth to a simmer in a small saucepan. Add saffron, stirring to dissolve. Cover and keep warm.Heat...

Orecchiette With Broccoli Sauce

Ingredients: 1 head broccoli, cut into large chunks ( 4 cups)4 garlic cloves, minced1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes2 anchovy fillets, minced1/4 teaspoon kosher salt2 cups orecchiette2 tablespoons olive oil1/4 cup chicken broth1/2 cup freshly grated romano cheese1 lemon wedges Directions: Over hight heat, bring a large saucepan filled with salted water to a...

Sausage Pasta

Ingredients: 1/3 cup olive oil3 cups marinara sauce1 garlic cloves, minced1/4 teaspoon sage1 tablespoon fresh oregano3/4 cup heavy cream2 ounces Fontina cheese, shredded2 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, shredded2 ounces provolone cheese, shredded1 lb hot Italian sausages1 1/4 lbs rigatoni pasta, cooked1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated for garnish (optional) Directions: Brown sausage in 2 T...

Chipotle’s Basmati Rice

Ingredients: 1 teaspoon vegetable oil2/3 cup white basmati rice1 limes, juice of1 cup water1/2 teaspoon salt2 teaspoons fresh cilantro, chopped Directions: In a 2-qt. heavy saucepan, heat oil or butter over low heat, stirring occasionally until melted.Add rice and lime juice, stir for one minute.Add water and salt, bring to a full rolling boil....

Very Easy Lasagna

Ingredients: 1 lb Italian sausage 3 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded and divided 1 1/2 cups ricotta cheese 28 ounces pasta sauce 9 no-boil lasagna noodles Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook sausage in a heavy skillet over medium heat, stirring to break up meat, until no longer pink, about 8 minutes. Drain. Mix...

Kielbasa and Kale Soup

Ingredients: 3 1/2 cups chicken broth1 (10 ounce) packages frozen chopped kale or 1 (10 ounce) packages collard greens (I like to use spinach) or 1 (10 ounce) packages frozen chopped spinach ( I like to use spinach)8 ounces kielbasa or 8 ounces other fully cooked smoked sausage1 (19 ounce) cans cannellini (white kidney...

Eggplant and Diced Tomatoes over Angel Hair

Ingredients: 1 medium eggplants1 (14 1/2 ounce) cans diced tomatoesfresh parsley ( about 1 1/2 tablespoons dried)6 -7 leaves fresh basil ( about 1 1/2 tablespoons dried)2 -3 tablespoons olive oilsalt and peppergarlic powder1 lb whole wheat angel hair pastagrated cheese, is optional and must be counted (optional) Directions: Preheat oven to 350.Coat a...