Herbed Shrimp with Lemon Orzo and Peas

After Jami and John’s wedding I had a really tough time getting out of bed. Even my nails and teeth felt swollen. For a couple of days we survived on what I call fast food; Hamburger Helper and frozen pizza. But we needed a real meal before long so I made something simple but really tasty – Herbed Shrimp with Lemon Orzo and Peas.

Herbed Shrimp with Lemon Orzo and Peas

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Bowtie Pasta & Ham with Cream Sauce

Having an empty nest allows me to cook food that may be too spicy or exotic for kids. But Pete and Andi’s youngest daughter comes for dinner frequently and I sometimes I like to make meals geared specifically to the taste of an 8 year old child when she eats here. Tonight Estrella will be having dinner with us so I’m making Bowtie Pasta & Ham with Cream Sauce.

Bowtie Pasta & Ham with Cream Sauce

 

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It’s Only Wednesday!

Yesterday I woke up with a migraine that felt like I was trying to give birth through my right eye. It was…unpleasant. And the rest of the day was equally as lovely. I’d accomplished so much on Monday that I was convinced this week I’d get my Super Wife/Mama/Bam cape and fly through the rest of the days like a super star. Now I’m wondering if I’m going to manage to make a pot of coffee (and at 5:05 a.m. I need it)! It’s only Wednesday!

It's Only Wednesday

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Shrimp with Fettuccine in Tomato Cream Sauce

I love this rich, flavorful meal. The tomato cream sauce can be used in so many dishes but one of my favorite ways is to combine it with shrimp and fettuccine. It’s my version of comfort food. And it only takes about 30 minutes to make! If you want a dish that’s sure to please, try Shrimp with Fettuccine in Tomato Cream Sauce!

Shrimp with Fettuccine in Tomato Cream Sauce

 

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Bolognese

Pasta is one of those comfort foods that I like to serve at least a couple of times a month. The beauty of pasta is that there are so many types and so many ways to serve it. Whether it’s a simple olive oil and basil treatment or a full on, takes several hours sauce, pasta is always a favorite. One pasta meal we really enjoy is tagliatelle with Bolognese!

Bolognese is perfect on pasta or in lasagna

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Shrimp with Roasted Red Pepper Parmesan Sauce

There’s something comforting about a big plate of pasta when there’s snow on the ground. And today we had plenty of snow! Shrimp and pasta go together wonderfully. By using a variety of sauces you can create dinners that have unique flavors using the shrimp and pasta combination. I love the smoky quality of roasted red peppers so I pulled out a jar of them as the inspiration for my Shrimp with Roasted Red Pepper Parmesan Sauce.

Only 8 ingredients to make this fantastic Shrimp with Roasted Red Pepper Parmesan Sauce

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