Creamy Skillet Lasagna Pasta

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I love lasagna, but I don’t have a lot of time to make it. I love pasta, and I love lasagna, so I thought, why not try to combine them? I just made this recipe up because I knew that I wanted to use the Ragu Homestyle Thick and Hearty Traditional sauce because it is so hearty, it literally hugs every noodle. I knew I wanted something cheesy, but I also knew that I wanted a pasta that was a little creamy.

I thought, why not use all the ingredients I use in a lasagna and just make a pasta? Easy to eat, easy to make and super quick. I had this recipe made in about 40 min.


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Garlic Chardonnay Chicken Thighs with Mushrooms and Peas

Garlic Chardonnay Chicken Thighs with Mushrooms and Peas

Chicken for me is the perfect main dish for spring or summer and entertaining. When I think of bbq’s or picnics, a good chicken is always a crowd pleaser. There are so many ways to make chicken to please the masses, but I have found a recipe for chicken that is quick to prepare, not too expensive and also looks like an elegant dish.

I had threw a Farm-to-Table Potluck and wanted to make my Garlic Chicken Thighs with Mushrooms and Peas in a Chardonnay sauce. The sauce is so delicate and delicious and it goes perfect with the tender meat of the chicken thigh.


Garlic Chardonnay Chicken Thighs with Mushrooms and Peas

I have never made chicken thighs before, so I was a little intimidated. I wanted to use the thighs because they are so versatile. They are almost impossible to overcook and dry out. That can always be a problem for me because I always want to make sure my chicken it cooked all the way through. With chicken thighs, it is a more forgiving cut.

I went with the bone-in skinless chicken thigh. I wanted to keep the bone in for easier eating since I was making this dish for a potluck. It can be eaten with your hands, or a fork and knife. Whichever your guests prefer.

The sauce with this dish compliments the chicken thighs in a way that you will want to lick your plate. The fresh vegetables of the mushrooms and english peas makes it a perfect dish. The sauce is a savory heaven that is perfect for the juicy chicken

If you are a fan of a crisp refreshing Chardonnay, you will love this sauce. The wine I used was 2012 Katherine’s Vineyard Chardonnay from Cambria winery. I made this dish for a Farm-to-Table Potluck event that was hosted by Cambria. I love their wine because it was the perfect Chardonnay for this sauce and when you pair this wine to drink with this dish, your guests will love you.
Garlic Chardonnay Chicken Thighs with Mushrooms and Peas

 

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Ricotta-Free Hearty Meat Lasagna

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I love spaghetti sauce. It stems from my childhood. My mother makes the best homemade spaghetti sauce ever. I don’t live in the same state as she does any longer, so I don’t get to enjoy her sauce very often. I have been looking for a sauce that can compare to hers. It is so good and so hard to replicate. I have tried.

I don’t have a lot of time to work on trying to perfect my mother’s recipe, but sometimes I just crave that sauce because I may be a little homesick.


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Chocolate Crazy Cake (Dairy-Free, Egg-Free)

Dairy-free chocolate cake

I love cake. But who doesn’t? I love me some chocolate cake too. However, I just had a baby and she doesn’t tolerate dairy very well in my breast milk, so I have gone dairy-free. It was a hard adjustment, but after about two weeks, it wasn’t so bad. But man, I do miss dairy. It is literally in everything!

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