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Make-over Spaghetti & Shrimp Salad

Make-over Spaghetti & Shrimp Salad by Salad Foodie

Originally mayo was the dressing for this salad recipe from a friend long ago, but I decided to give it a make-over. Adding a few new veggies and seasonings, and subbing an oil-based dressing, made it lighter and brighter. The recipe makes enough for a crowd or potluck, so cut down by one third or two thirds if needed.

3 votes
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Elegant Shrimp Scampi Pasta Lightened Up

Elegant Shrimp Scampi Pasta Lightened Up by Skinny Kitchen with Nancy Fox

For a romantic dinner, try this superb shrimp, sauteed in a buttery, garlic and lemon wine sauce. It doesn’t get easier to prepare yet it taste so indulgent. Instead of having to prep the raw shrimp, by deveining and such, I like to use cooked shrimp. It’s so much easier and cooks in minutes! The skinny for each generous serving is…

3 votes
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Lasagna Italiana

Lasagna Italiana by ExhilaratingChef

Inspired from the streets of Tuscany, I developed this recipe by reducing the amount of sodium, eliminating sugar, and reducing the total fat content of a traditional lasagna. Enjoy!

1 vote
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Ham, Peas & Pasta Salad

Ham, Peas & Pasta Salad by Salad Foodie

A nice choice for a summer cookout or picnic, this pasta salad can be made up to a day ahead for convenience. My pasta choice for this is ditalini, a small pasta often used in soups (this can be hard to locate but Barilla sells a one pound box.) Or substitute your own small pasta FAV such as elbows or shells.

1 vote
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Grandmother’s Handkerchief & Sausage Soup (Fazzoletto di nonna e la zuppa di salsiccia)

Grandmother’s Handkerchief & Sausage Soup (Fazzoletto di nonna e la zuppa di salsiccia) by Windle Grissett

A friend of mines mom was making pasta sheets, which I thought was to be for ravioli or manicotti crepes. Turns out she was making something I never heard of "grandmother's handkerchief". I decided to combine this with a soup recipe. Enjoy!!

2 votes
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Shrimp & Shell Pasta Salad

Shrimp & Shell Pasta Salad by Salad Foodie

A light summer luncheon salad with a yogurt dill dressing. Serve as the main attraction or as a side dish. Substitute light sour cream for the yogurt if you wish, and/or tuna or chicken for the shrimp.

3 votes
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Suppa di matrimonio Italiano ( Wedding Soup)

Suppa di matrimonio Italiano ( Wedding Soup) by J. Gino Genovesi

I believe this soup was served at weddings and family gatherings because it was quick and easy to prepare, delicious and plentiful. However, my family made this soup for Sunday lunch and for holidays and family gatherings.. This was served, along with Toasted sliced bread, before a meal of homemade pasta. I have made some changes…

1 vote
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Gnocchi

Gnocchi by J. Gino Genovesi

If you have never had gnocchi, you are in for a great dish. I refer to my dish as Gnocchi even though the dough contains no potatoes.. Many areas refer to this dish as Cavetelli. What ever they are called, they are a superior meal. When ever my children come home or during Easter and Christmas, this is what they ask for.…

1 vote
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Creamy Zucchini, Ham & Pasta

Creamy Zucchini, Ham & Pasta by Salad Foodie

Low calorie, low fat - this saucy one dish meal is a comfort food unto its own yet one which won’t break your New Year’s resolution goals! Each serving at 291 calories, 21 g protein, 3 g fat, 29 carbs and 540 mg sodium and 18 g carbs ~ DIG IN WITH NO GUILT, FOLKS! (NOTE: A variation of this recipe using chicken and broccoli is…

1 vote
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PAPPARDELLE

PAPPARDELLE by CHEF ASHRAF ABD ALEEM ELKHARBOTLY

PAPPARDELLE

1 vote
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Spatzle

Spatzle by CHEF ASHRAF ABD ALEEM ELKHARBOTLY

Spatzle

2 votes
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CHEESE AGNOLOTTI

CHEESE AGNOLOTTI by CHEF ASHRAF ABD ALEEM ELKHARBOTLY

CHEESE AGNOLOTTI CLASS:

1 vote
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Skinny Thai Chicken and Peanut Noodles

Skinny Thai Chicken and Peanut Noodles by Skinny Kitchen with Nancy Fox

I love any kind of Asian noodle dish, especially a Thai one that includes peanut butter. Good news too: Peanut butter is heart healthy. It’s very filling and satisfying when added to a noodle dish. The red pepper flakes add just the right amount of spice. The skinny for each fiber rich serving is 290 calories, 8 grams of fat, 7 grams…

1 vote
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Bacon Mac (Macaroni & Cheese with Bacon)

Bacon Mac (Macaroni & Cheese with Bacon) by Salad Foodie

It's hard to improve on an American classic, but I think this recipe based on Cooking Light Magazine (9/09) does just that. I stayed fairly close to its version and am glad I did. We loved the smoky flavor bacon imparts to cheesy pasta, and the extra zing from hot sauce. You will need a broiler-safe baking dish or pan for this. I used…

1 vote
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Low Fat, Three Cheese Mac and Cheese, Made From a Box But Healthier

Low Fat, Three Cheese Mac and Cheese, Made From a Box But Healthier by Skinny Kitchen with Nancy Fox

For years I’ve been on the quest for a decadent tasting classic macaroni and cheese that’s low in calories and fat. All of a sudden a light bulb went off! I could doctor up one of the newer whole grain boxes but add all healthy ingredients, make it…

1 vote
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