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  1. This is a recipe for about two people. It depends on how much your family eats. I normally make a pound for my family of four and we have some leftovers.
  2. Hey everyone! I wanted to share my recipe for a quick and easy pasta recipe, perfect for a weeknight meal. This pasta has sun-dried tomatoes, artichokes, goat cheese and lemon zest. It's creamy and totally delicious. But more importantly it's super quick. I made mine vegetarian this time but you can easily add a piece of grilled chicken or sausage to bulk it up a little. Here are the ingredients: 1/2 pound of any kind of pasta you like (I like using long spaghetti like linguine, fettuccine or angel hair) 4 tablespoons of sun-dried tomatoes in oil, chopped 2 handfuls of fresh arugula 3 ounces of goat cheese 5 quarters of marinated artichokes, chopped 1 cup of your favorite white wine 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest 1/2 yellow onion, chopped 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder OR 2 cloves fresh garlic, chopped 1 cup of reserved pasta cooking water In a sauté pan, pour some of the sun-dried tomato oil in on medium-high heat. Once hot, put in the chopped yellow onion. Let sweat for a few minutes until translucent. Chop the sun-dried tomatoes and artichokes and add it to the pan. Cook for 3 minutes. Pour in the white wine. Let it cook until it has reduced by about half. Meanwhile, bring a pot of water to a boil. Once it comes to a boil, add a good handful of salt (you need to season your pasta water, it's super important!!). Cook the pasta until al dente. Once it's cooked, drain the pasta but reserve a cup of the cooking liquid. Add the pasta to the pan with the tomato/artichoke mixture. Then add the cooking liquid. Cook for a few minutes in the pan until thickened. Transfer to a large bowl. Add the goat cheese, lemon zest and arugula. Toss until everything is combined and the goat cheese has melted in to make a creamy sauce. I really love this recipe. It's great for lunches or dinner and can be easily adapted. I hope you all enjoy! Don't hesitate to ask questions!
  3. Hello everyone! My name is Amber and I'm a recent college graduate. I live in Northeast Georgia, have two wonderful parents, a younger sister and the best boyfriend in the world. I come from a very Italian family and food and cooking has been at the center of my life for as long as I can remember. I love cooking easily approachable meals with slight tweaks to make them even better. I can show you quick flavorful weekday meals or how to impress your friends at your next dinner party! I can't wait to share some of my knowledge and learn from all of you!!
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