• lemon basil pasta
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    Lemon-Basil Chicken Pasta

    A creamy pasta dish is probably the closest thing I have to a go to meal. I have probably have 10+ recipes for them already, but for the summer I was looking for a new version (my last summery one is linked here). We have started a new herb garden since we moved into our new house and its starting to yield some usable herbs. If you have ever grown basil you know it grows super fast, so it was time to use some. With that: this Lemon-Basil Chicken Pasta was born. This pasta recipe follows the basic format for my alfredo-esque sauce that results in a super creamy sauce.…

  • Gorgonzola Butternut Alfredo
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    Butternut Squash and Gorgonzola Alfredo

    This Butternut Squash and Gorgonzola Alfredo recipe has a bit of an interesting origin story.  Rob has been bugging me for a little while to work on a variation of a pasta dish he grew up eating.  It is basically a super simple cream sauce not all that different than my prosciutto and pea pasta.  I didn’t really want to just do that, so I was looking for some other flavors.  Inspiration came in the form of a salad I got for lunch from SweetGreen that combined blue cheese and butternut squash.  Rob instantly agreed and here we are! We decided to roast the butternut squash to give it some…

  • Spicy Chicken Bucatini Alfredo
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    Spicy Chicken & Bucatini Alfredo

    After a long day of work, there is nothing I love more than a simple family style pasta dish like this Alfredo recipe.  In general, family style pastas are quick, easy, and above all, tasty; I do make them pretty frequently.  What I find so great about this Alfredo is that it combines several things that I love: spicy, a hint of citrus, and a creamy sauce.  Its not just a basic cream sauce, there is so much flavor there that really makes it wonderful.    If you don’t mind a little bit of prep work, you could also go with a parmesan crusted chicken by flouring, doing an egg…