Roasted Garlic, Brown Butter and Parmesan Pasta (in 15 Minutes)

You know how I love a 15 minute meal.  Sometimes that’s all I have to pull dinner together.  Such was the case the night I made this, but the inspiration for the dish had come a few months before.

When I went to Nashville for Blissdom, a group of us had dinner together the first night.  Tricia from Once a Month Mom was our ring leader and she took us downtown to Demo’s Restaurant.  I chose the spaghetti with brown butter garlic sauce.  It tasted really good, but I had an inkling that I could make it better at home.

I was right!  And it can be made in the time it takes to boil water and cook the pasta.  Here’s what you’ll need:  [Read more…]

Chipotle Lime Chicken Scampi

A sprinkling of fresh, chopped parsley would have done wonders for that photo.  Smart food photographers probably keep parsley in their fridge at all times.

Food photography faults aside, this dish was wonderful!  I based it off of a recipe for Chipotle Shrimp Scampi, from my friend Joyce’s new recipe blog. (Her photo is better than mine.)   One of my kids doesn’t like shrimp, so I decided to use the grilled chicken I had sliced and frozen.  Since I was using meat that was already cooked, I didn’t need to use the chipotle rub that the original recipe called for.  I used the sauce from chipotle peppers in adobo sauce that I had stored in the freezer.

Here’s what you’ll need: [Read more…]

Angel Hair with Red Onion and Black Olives

angel hair with red onion and black olives done

This dish is full of flavor – garlic, red onion, black olives, basil, parsley and Parmesan all in white wine sauce.  It pairs up beautifully with grilled chicken, although the chicken didn’t make it into the photo.

Best of all, it is quick to fix.

Here’s what you’ll need:

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