Elbow Macaroni with Crispy Breadcrumbs and Broccoli

Delicious dinner.  That is all. 6 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for drizzling 1/2 cup breadcrumbs zest of 1 lemon 3 cups (12 oz) elbow macaroni 4 cups chopped broccoli 1 clove garlic, minced or pressed 1 cup chicken stock 1 cup shredded parmigiano-reggiano 1  Cook pasta according to package directions.  While pasta is cooking, … Continue reading

Lemon Pasta with Green Beans and Broccoli

Dinner last night, yummy!!! And super easy! 1 cup trimmed fresh green beans 7 cups broccoli florets 1 pound pasta 4 tablespoons butter 4 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon freshly pressed or minced garlic 2 lemons, zested 1/2 teaspoon pepper 2 teaspoons salt 2 – 4 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice 1/2 cup toasted pine … Continue reading

Balsamic Penne with Broccoli and Green Beans

Dinner yesterday, quick, easy and yummy, my three favorite things! 1 pound package penne 2 cups broccoli florets 1/2 pound fresh green beans, ends trimmed Parmesan cheese, for topping Balsamic Vinaigrette 1 – 2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed 1/3 cup Balsamic vinegar 1/2 cup olive oil 1/2 teaspoon basil 1/2 teaspoon oregano drop of … Continue reading

Garlic Parmesan Broccoli

Here’s a quick and easy side dish which kicks broccoli up a notch.  Everyone here loves broccoli so it’s a win! 24 oz broccoli 3 tablespoons olive oil 3 cloves garlic, pressed or minced 1 pinch salt 1/4 – 1/3 cup shredded Parmesan 1  Preheat oven to 425.  Brush baking sheet with olive oil. 2  … Continue reading

One Pot Pasta

Easiest and fastest dinner ever last night from Martha Stewart and oh yes, pretty tasty too! 1 (16 – 17.6 oz) package pasta of your choice (I used tri-colored bow ties) 2 – 4 cups broccoli, chopped into bite sized pieces (not sure how much I used as I just finished the bag) 1 – … Continue reading

Lemon Chicken Pasta with Broccoli

Inspiration for last night’s delicious dinner compliments of Betty Crocker, once again easy, yummy and fast, my three favorite things! 2 tablespoons butter 3 cloves garlic, pressed 16 oz your choice of pasta 2 (14 oz each) cans chicken broth 1/2 cup water juice of 3 lemons 4 cups chopped broccoli 2 (12 oz each) … Continue reading

Baked Pasta with Ham and Broccoli

Made this for dinner the same night I made the Ham/Broccoli/Egg Bake and I think this one was the favorite.  It’s from My Recipes.  It wasn’t hard to make but it took a little time to put together.  It was really good, sort of like a mac n cheese on steroids. 8 ounces pasta 2 … Continue reading