Pasta or Rice Dishes

Main or side dishes featuring pasta or rice.

Pasta with Tomato Cream Sauce

April 15, 2014
Pasta with Tomato Cream Sauce | Magnolia Days

It all started with the pasta. Unusual shaped pasta caught my attention during a recent shopping trip. Any unique shape or color does it for me. This time it was long fusilli. I’ve only seen short ones until that moment. The bag went into my shopping cart in a split second. Then it sat in […]

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Artichoke Spinach Pasta for #WeekdaySupper

March 6, 2014
Artichoke Spinach Pasta | Magnolia Days

Something is wrong with the clock. You can hear it ticking like normal when all is quiet. The hands move at their regular pace. Each tick marks a passing second. Then a lapse in time occurs and suddenly a few hours have disappeared. It seems to happen more often these days. Perhaps Father Time is […]

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Thai Sticky Rice

January 23, 2014
Thai Sticky Rice | Magnolia Days

Basic, simple, plain, ordinary - those are words to describe one of the most common foods around the world. Rice, or to be more specific, long-grain white rice is a part of everyday meals consumed by millions of people. Grocery store shelves are stocked with regular, quick-cooking, and instant versions. I have to admit white rice […]

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Pasta with Swiss Chard and Corn

November 14, 2013
Pasta with Swiss Chard and Corn | Magnolia Days

Autumn is a time for leafy greens. They flourish in cooler temperatures. Markets are filled with all shapes, sizes, and colors. Kale, collards, arugula, spinach, and cabbage range in color from light green to dark purple. Ornamental varieties make a stunning addition to a landscape. Any of the cooking varieties are packed full of nutrients. […]

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Black Rice with Butternut Squash

September 26, 2013
Black Rice with Butternut Squash | Magnolia Days

My pantry was in need of an inventory. It had become filled with multitudes of items and essentials were almost depleted. I counted eleven different pastas, five types of dried beans, three types of grains, and nine types of vinegar. Olive oil, flour, and sugar were almost empty. The next trip to the grocery store needed […]

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Bacon Spinach Pasta for #SundaySupper

September 22, 2013
Bacon Spinach Pasta | Magnolia Days

A gentle breeze blows as I am mowing the lawn. It’s a pleasant and sunny day with a bright blue sky. Leaves are dotted around the yard. Each pass with the mower cleans up what has fallen although only for a few moments. More leaves float down and dance in the wind. Specks of yellow […]

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Pastina With Egg

July 23, 2013
Pastina With Egg | Magnolia Days

A little seed was planted over a year ago. It wasn’t placed in the earth. It was a seed of inspiration that came from a conversation. A discussion of breakfast foods with my friend Terry brought to light something I never heard of before. Curiosity kept it cataloged in my mind and was filed along […]

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Spaetzle for #SundaySupper

May 12, 2013
Spaetzle (Spätzle) German Egg Noodles | Magnolia Days

Mothers are special for many reasons. To celebrate the special women in our lives, the Sunday Supper bloggers are sharing recipes for moms. How great to showcase what we would make for, with, or in honor of our moms. I chose spaetzle (spätzle) which are German egg noodles because of a few reasons. One is because […]

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Pasta with Lemon Butter Garlic Sauce

May 2, 2013
Pasta with Lemon Garlic Butter Sauce | Magnolia Days

I’m a sucker for pretty pasta. I get excited when I see packages of pasta with different shapes and colors. It gets thrown in my shopping cart faster than most anything else. It isn’t like I go out and hunt for it. I run across it when I’m out shopping. I was in a HomeGoods […]

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Farfalle Pasta with Prosciutto, Spinach, and Pine Nuts

March 21, 2013
Farfalle with Prosciutto, Spinach, and Pine Nuts | Magnolia Days

I was in the mood for pasta. It was a kind of vague hankering. I could not pin down exactly what I wanted. It had to be something out of the ordinary. Spaghetti, lasagna, or fettuccine alfredo didn’t quite fit. I did some internet searches and flipped through a few cookbooks and nothing struck my […]

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