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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Pasta Recipe from Gooseberry Patch

I really should have taken more pictures this evening.
I was actually off of work today, so I had the luxury of doing quite a bit of cooking for dinner.
I made some baked herbed chicken breasts, salad and snicker doodle cookies.
(Cookies during the week?!? My family is livin' large, huh?)
I added this Penne Rosa recipe to the mix, which was the perfect side with chicken.
And, it was super simple!

Denise's Penne Rosa

Basic ingredients:  butter, heavy cream, can of tomatoes, basil and garlic.
Plus the penne pasta, which you should start cooking first, as this goes together quickly.

When draining the canned tomatoes, be sure to reserve a quarter of a cup of the juice.

After melting the butter, and sauteing the garlic for just a minute or two, 
add the tomatoes, reserved juice and basil.
Cook on high until boiling. Cook long enough to reduce the liquid.

Add the 2/3 cup of heavy cream, stirring.

Lower the heat and cook long enough to warm through.

Toss in the pasta and garnish with some grated Parmesan cheese.

Stay tuned. In a few days I'll be giving away a copy of Gooseberry Patch's "Slow Cookers, Skillets & Casseroles".


  1. Thanks for the pasta recipe. I like your fry pan.

  2. Tomato cream sauce is yummy on anything if you ask me.

  3. Remember that woman who was jr high home-ec teacher? She jumped my case one time about using a dry measure cup for a liquid. Your pic made me remember that. Well I want to say I use my dry measures for liquids all the time and I am a fantastic cook.

  4. That recipe looks yummy- definitely pinning it.
    Sounds like your family ate good :)