Pasta with Vodka Sauce

Rich and creamy tomato vodka sauce is delicious and is so easy to prepare. Pasta with Vodka Sauce is a simple yet impressive dinner that is sure to be a crowd pleaser!

Pasta with Vodka Sauce | ChezCateyLou.com

Mmmm pasta. Is there a better, more comforting meal than a giant bowl of pasta? I really don’t think so. And one of my favorite toppings for pasta is a delicious vodka sauce. It is so rich and creamy and flavorful, and is surprisingly easy to prepare. In just about 20 minutes, you can have pasta with homemade vodka sauce on the table. What a great option for an impressive weeknight meal.
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Orzo and Snap Pea Salad

This quick and easy orzo salad is packed with healthy veggies and tossed in a delicious olive oil and lemon dressing. An amazing one-pot dish from Yahoo! Food.

Orzo and Snap Pea Salad with Squash | chezcateylou.com #YahooFood #CleverGirls

Were you expecting a pumpkin recipe today? Not so fast. This week has been one of the hottest we’ve had all summer in NYC, so pumpkin needs to wait a few weeks! I’m still cooking summery dishes and loving it! Like this Orzo and Snap Pea Salad, with yellow squash and zucchini. This is an easy one-pot meal that is the perfect light dinner!

This recipe comes from Yahoo! Food, which is one of my new favorite sites for all things food. There are so many awesome recipes, interesting articles, and handy tips – I could spend hours browsing their website!

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Tortellini Greek Pasta Salad

All the flavors of a Greek salad are mixed with tortellini to make this Greek Pasta Salad – the perfect light summer dinner or side dish!

Greek Tortellini Pasta Salad | chezcateylou.com

What kinds of food do you think of when you think about summer? I immediately think of ice cream, anything with berries or peaches, grilled everything, and pasta salad! Pasta salad is just such a perfect summery food. It is great for picnics or a light dinner. My absolute favorite kind of regular salad is a Greek salad, so I turned it into a pasta salad –  Tortellini Greek Pasta Salad.

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Lemon and Mascarpone Gnocchi with Rosemary Brown Butter

These soft and pillowy lemon and mascarpone gnocchi are tossed in a rosemary brown butter sauce. The flavor and texture are out of this world!
Lemon and Mascarpone Gnocchi with Rosemary Brown Butter | chezcateylou.com

I am slightly obsessed with the Food Network and have been for years. Specifically with Ina Garten and Giada de Laurentiis. I think I have seen every single episode of both of their shows. I just love the food they make, and they also both have pretty awesome lives. I have spent many a Saturday morning living vicariously through their shows. So when Ina had Giada as a guest on her show, I pretty much freaked! I was so excited. I still have it saved on my TiVo – TheBetterHalf keeps trying to delete it but I won’t let him! And ever since the show aired (ages ago!) I have been thinking about these Lemon Mascarpone Gnocchi that they made together. I finally got around to making them, and they definitely lived up to expectations!

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Sfoglia – Friday Dinner Series

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This week on Friday Dinner Series we’re featuring our favorite Italian restaurant in New York City, Sfoglia!  Located in the upper Upper East Side (92nd and Lexington), Sfoglia is a neighborhood spot that feels like a hip, downtown restaurant.   The food is universally excellent, especially their homemade pasta.  The restaurant has a cool, rustic decor and the staff is very personable.  It’s definitely a great date spot and worth the trek uptown…. 

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