pollo rosa maria

Dec 11, 2011 by

carrabba’s italian grill is one of my all-time favorite restaurants.  there is not a single restaurant to be found anywhere near the lovely state of wa, so i’ve had to take matters into my own hands.  i believe i first made this dish back in october to celebrate our 2nd wedding anniversary.  it took a lot of work to create this dish, but it was most definitely worth it! i made a few tweaks to the original recipe, such as omitting mushrooms… we’re not big mushroom fans.  if you’re also a fellow mushroom hater, you may want to cut down the lemon butter.   other than that one tweak, the recipe is spot on! source: recipesecrets 2 chicken breasts, split for stuffing, seasoned for grilling 2 slices prosciutto ham 1/4 c fontina cheese 1/4...

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shrimp pasta

Mar 10, 2011 by

i’m sorry that i’ve been away, shoebox!  the flu hit our, which resulted in a tasty pot of this.  then the parents came to visit for a weekend, which resulted in lots of eating out and a batch of these. going back a few weeks to before things got crazy and busy, i made tom this delicious pasta dish for valentine’s day.  it was a great success!  it was very light and not too creamy, which tom prefers.  it also had some kick to it, but it wasn’t too hot, which i prefer.  this dish is great for any season!  it is also very quick to throw together.  i cut some time off by removing seeds and pulp from tomatoes with a grapefruit spoon.  it comes in handy for this dish and others, like pico...

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roasted pepper pasta salad

Aug 30, 2010 by

summer is a great time for pasta salad of any kind.  since i live in the south now, i get a whole lot of summer weather, which means that i get to try lots of pasta salad recipes.  this is one was featured on the cover of a recent food network magazine and the bocconcini really grabbed my attention.  (i can’t imagine why… :)) adapted slightly from food network magazine 12 oz. rigatoni 2 bell peppers, halved, stemmed and seeded 6 cloves garlic, unpeeled 1/3 c almonds 1/3 c evoo 1 lemon 8 oz. bocconcini (small mozzarella balls) 1 bunch fresh basil, leaves torn pre-heat the broiler to high.  bring a pot of salted water to boil.  add the pasta and cook as the label directs.  drain and rinse under cold water to stop...

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