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Yesterday was the first arrival of my new magazine subscription Cooking Light, a generous and thoughtful gift from my Czech in-laws. I am delighted at the sheer volume of recipes offered- my kitchen will be tasty for many months to come! Which makes me want to share a delicious recipe with you. It is not original to me. It is from my inspiration, The Pioneer Woman. The woman makes me wanna go live on a ranch and home-school my children and cook and eat all day long. Anyhow, I dont think she would mind my sharing it here:

Spaghetti with Artichoke Hearts and Tomatoes
2 T butter
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 medium onion, finely diced
1 14.5 oz can artichoke hearts (whole so ppl can take them out if they desire), drained/ squeezed
1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes with juice
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 c chicken broth, more as needed
1/2 t nutmeg (do it!)
salt & pepper to taste
1 pound thin spaghetti
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons chopped chives or other herbs

Cook spaghetti. Drain and set aside. Melt olive oil and butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions and garlic and saute for 2 to 3 minutes. Add artichoke hearts and tomatoes. Stir and cook for 8 to 10 minutes. Reduce heat to low. Stir in cream and chicken broth. Add salt and pepper to taste. Cook over low heat until heated through, then turn off heat.
Place drained pasta in a large bowl. Sprinkle with 1 cup Parmesan. Pour sauce over the top. Add chopped chives (or don't, its up to you). Toss lightly to combine and coat; add a tiny bit of water if sauce seems too thick.

This is not the finished product- this is about halfway through. But I am not showing it to you for that- I am showing you my new Calphalon Chef's Pan. Isn't she beautiful?! I really think my food is more scrumptious because of her. Her name is ______*. Thanks to the parents-in-law for this one! And go Macy's for great sales! *Taking name suggestions in the comments box. :)


  1. how about, "make more tasty food for husband in me"

  2. nice one b. here are my ideas, in order of awesomeness (as far as i think.):
    1) angus
    2) finney
    3) darma

    ok. good talk.

  3. final step in meal preparation... serve to kelly.