Pasta with Creamy Kale Pesto #SundaySupper

by Anne Papina on August 26, 2012

Good food doesn’t need to be complicated. Take, for example, pesto. I have to admit, I often find myself purchasing the pre-made stuff, yet homemade sauce literally takes minutes to prepare. Why do I do that? For some, I know, that fear of making a sauce from scratch, especially on a weeknight, often seems out […]


Tortellini, Fresh Tomato and Pea Salad

by Anne Papina on July 23, 2007

Tortellini, Fresh Tomato and Pea Salad   Save Print Contributed with permission by ARA Content. Recipe type: Salad Serves: 4-6 Ingredients 1 pound frozen cheese tortellini 1 cup frozen peas 4 tablespoons prepared Italian or balsamic salad dressing, divided 1 pound fully ripened fresh Florida tomatoes, cut in chunks (about 2-1/2 cups) ½ cup salad […]


Shrimp Temptations and Pasta

by Anne Papina on March 4, 2006

(ARA) – Lent has arrived and 159 million Christians will likely be looking for new ways to work seafood into their diets. Many Christians will abstain from eating meat on Fridays until Easter Sunday. “Historically, retailers see a jump in fish sales every year during Lent,” says Judson Reis, Vice-President of Marketing for Gorton’s, the […]


Nona Mary’s Almond Pasta

by Anne Papina on February 4, 2003

Nona Mary’s Almond Pasta   Save Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 20 mins Total time 30 mins   Author: Kirk Cheda Recipe type: Main Ingredients 8-12 roma tomatoes, diced 1 bunch parsley ½ cup sliced almonds 1 bunch green onions, chopped salt, pepper to taste 1 cup white wine 2-3 garlic cloves, sliced […]


Quick Shrimp and Pasta

by Anne Papina on September 18, 2001

Perfect for when you’re short on time! Quick Shrimp and Pasta   Save Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 15 mins Total time 25 mins   Author: Anne Papina Recipe type: Main Serves: 4-6 Ingredients 1 lb cooked rock shrimp ¼ lb snow peas 8 oz bow tie pasta Cajun seasoning Freshly grated Parmesan […]


Vern’s Seafood Pasta Salad

by Anne Papina on June 10, 2001

My cousin Vern sells this salad at his deli in Rohnert Park, California. Once he started bringing it to family gatherings, I became addicted.  It’s super easy to make, tastes fantastic, and it’s perfect for potlucks. Vern’s Seafood Pasta Salad   Save Print Prep time 20 mins Cook time 12 mins Total time 32 mins […]


Pasta with Spicy Saugage and Pumpkin Sauce

by Anne Papina on March 13, 2001

I have to tell you — Nick Stellino is one of my favorite TV chefs. He has a charming style and makes the most complicated dishes seem relatively easy. I saw him prepare this recipe a couple of weeks ago, and needless to say, I couldn’t wait to try it myself. It’s really simple, and […]