My kids tease me that most of my recipes start with “Soften 12 pounds of butter and 8 pounds of cream cheese.” It’s true that I don’t do a lot of super low calorie cooking. In my defense I’m still trying to put weight on Mr. Comfortable so gravy as a beverage is still on the menu! But my Creamy Chicken Roasted Red Pepper Rotini has just enough creamy sauce to make it delicious without being too heavy!
Originally published on The Comfortable Coop
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
I’m starting to get into the idea of having meatless meals at least once a week. I always thought of dinner sans meat as being boring. But Linguine in Browned Butter with Mushrooms & Asparagus is definitely not boring!
Linguine in Browned Butter with Mushrooms & Asparagus
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.
Shrimp with Roasted Red Pepper Parmesan Sauce