Posts Tagged ‘main dish’

All the veggies in this pasta comes from my garden. Cherry tomatoes, mini peppers, basil. Add some olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic salt & pepper, simmer on stove for 10 minutes, toss with cooked pasta and voila! Yummy fresh pasta dinner.

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I was in the mood for mushrooms and something creamy.  So, after doing some searching on the Food Network site, I found Giada’s recipe for Rigatoni with Creamy Mushroom Sauce.

I wanted to use the farfalle I had on hand so I used that inatead of rigatoni. I also didnt’ have vegetable stock so I used all white wine – always a good choice. 🙂 I bought cremini and shitake mushrooms to make up the 1 pound of mushrooms and they really added great flavour.

I love how mushrooms start out so full and plump:

And then shrink down to a fraction of their size. Here they are simmering in the wine (2009 Peller Estates Sauvignon Blanc), shallots and garlic:

They smelled great. Once 2/3 of the liquid had evaporated, I stirred in the mascarpone. Drained the pasta, dumped back into the pot, added the mushroom mixture, added the parm, stirred well, then spooned into two bowls and sprinlked with chives.

Delicious! Paired with a glass of the wine that went into the sauce. It was creamy, the mushrooms added plenty of heartiness… Just what I was craving.


More recipes to come this weekend!

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