Monday, February 6, 2012

- quick recipe of the week -

I know I've been a little MIA the past good excuses other than a touch of writer's block, plus a super busy week...did ya miss me? Yup, thought so!

Today, I'm sharing a recipe from Laura at Between the Lines.

(Image credit Laura)
Laura is an Army wife and a mother to the sweetest little one-year-old blondie, named Ethan. She has a slew of interests and occupations, including but not limited to, pharmacy technician, psych major, Scentsy consultant, Avon representative, and photographer. Photography is one of her biggest passions, so, there are often a number of her great photos displayed on her blog. Recently, their family sponsored their first child. His name is Jeff, and he's from Kenya. You can read all about their amazing decision to sponsor Jeff here. It's a great story to read, and an amazing cause!

Laura's recipe sounds so have gotta try it!

Pappardelle Pasta and Chicken Sausage
1/2 lb pappardelle pasta
2 cups broccoli florets
1 Tsbp oil
1 lb chicken link sausage
1 red pepper
1 cup fat free, sodium reduced chicken broth
2/3 cup half and half
1 tsp dried oregano
1 cup KRAFT Shredded Five Italian cheese
2 Tsbp shredded parmesan cheese

Cook pasta in a large pot. Add broccoli florets for the last two minutes. Meanwhile, heat the oil up in a skillet on medium heat for five minutes. Add sausage cook for five minutes, stirring occasionally. Add red peppers. Cook until peppers are crisp-tender and sausage is done.

Drain pasta mixture. Add to the skillet, along with the half and half, broth, and oregano. Cook for 3-5 minutes, stirring often, until sauce is slightly thickened. Top with shredded cheese and continue to cook 1-2 minutes until the cheese is melted. Sprinkle parmesan cheese on top.

(Image credit Laura)

Thanks Laura! Any recipe that has pasta in it is always a must try for me!


Songbook said...

Yum! this looks soo good. My mouth is watering. I'm thinking in a Homer Simpson voice right now...
mmmm pasta.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the opportunity to guest post! :)

Melanie said...

"Get in my belly...!!" HAhaaa. This looks amazing. I'm a sucker for a new pasta dish! We are trying switching over to whole grain pasta. Let's just say it's different, & will take a lil getting used to. I think more for Greg than me. Ya should have seen his face when he took the first bite! HA..funny stuff. I'm such a meanie! That's what he gets for not sending my BBFF's gift! Lol)

Kyna.... Girrrrl... email coming soon! XO

Headed over to check out Laura's bloggy blog!

Carlie said...

yum! I love pasta meals!

PS-I have been loving the photos you've posted of Ellie on your other blog! It looked like you guys are potty training in one of them. I hope it is going well, and if you have tips I'd love to read them on this blog!

Andrea said...

Ok, so my comment has nothing to do with your post today (although the pasta looks AMAZINGGG!).. but since I can't comment on your God Bless The Moon blog, I MUST just say something here :)
Your kiddo is STUNNING! And sweet girl, your pictures are phenomenal. Goodness I love your photography style! You have a gift! I want to spend 5 days doing nothing but have you teach me everything you know about pictures/editing/cameras/etc etc! ;) And that picture of Ellie in her TOMS shoes..?? Love it so much.

Andrea xoxo

Jennifer LeMay said...

This looks delicious!! & Hi! Longtime friend of Laura's here, new to the blogging world!

Kaitlyn said...

mmm that looks yummy!Thanks for sharing i will def. try it sometime!

In our sea of love

Diane Writes said...

I agree with the others! Definitely looks so yummy like I wanted to have one now. :)

Lynnie said...

It's a rainy rainy cold day here in Japan and this looks like the perfect comfort dish to warm up with! Making it tonight!

Mrs. Mama said...

YUMMY! I am trying this recipe today!

Mrs. Pancakes said...


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