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Veggie Packed Macaroni and Cheese

Veggie Packed Macaroni and Cheese

My husband is gluten free and our girls LOVE macaroni. I float somewhere in the middle. I am certainly not gluten free (GIRL SCOUT COOKIES!), however, I  could easily live without pasta. Typically I make a single meal for the four of us, however, sometimes it makes sense to make […]

Lamb Stew with Feta over Buttery Noodles

I think crock-pots get a bad rap.  I think maybe people think of them as a cop out, but just like any appliance, there is a time and place for a crock-pot. I might not advise you to prepare a dinner for your husband’s boss in a […]

Farfalle with My Favorite Color Sauce and Roasted Vegetables

If you can’t tell what color the sauce is from this picture, here are a few clues:    A Kitchenbelle.com original.

Spring Pasta with Fresh Arugula Walnut Pesto

My husband is running the Boston Marathon on Monday and I could not be more proud! He has worked so hard training over the past several months and as great of a runner he was when he started training he has improved quite a bit […]

Pumpkin Seed Pesto and Squash Sauce over Fresh Pasta

My colleague takes part in a community garden in Jamaica Plain where she grows all sorts of herbs and vegetables.  I believe we are closing in on the basil season here in the northeast because yesterday she very generously offered to give me a gigantic amount of […]

Chicken Lo Mein

 I like to keep my eye out for recipes that are delicious and fresh substitutes for takeout.  This one caught my eye because it is packed with vegetables.  Also, it contains those scrumptious soba noodles that I just can’t seem to get enough of these days!  […]

Soba Noodle Salad

Have you seen the “Going Going Gone” episode of Barefoot Contessa?  In it she makes Crunchy Noodle Salad, Asian Grilled Salmon, and Lemon Yogurt Cake with Blueberry Sauce.   This episode really makes me want to jump into her kitchen.  (She is my favorite—isn’t her kitchen such a peaceful […]

Pasta Fagioli

I have never really had any good ideas about what to do with all of the bits of different types of macaroni in boxes and in jars that I have hanging around in my cupboards.  There is never really an ideal occasion to use two handfuls […]

Chicken Marsala over Macaroni

I have been a major blog-delinquent—I apologize!  I made this meal for my sweetheart’s birthday at the start of the month and I am just now posting it!  Tsk tsk tsk!  Enough chastising, however, and on to the grub! My husband really enjoys Chicken Marsala […]

Papparadelle with Cabbage, Prosciutto, and Sage

My husband and I have really been enjoying macaroni lately–especially the shapes with lots of chewy texture goodness.  When I saw this recipe in Real Simple, I quickly pegged it as an easy, fresh, and delicious weeknight meal.  (Plus, have you seen all of the articles […]