French pea & bacon gnocchi

Do you ever get tired of pasta?

True, it can be prepared a number of ways. With tomato sauce, with cream sauce, with fresh pepper and parmesan or served with vegetables.

But I turn to pasta so often. So here’s my answer when you want and don’t want pasta for dinner.

Gnocchi.

But not just any gnocchi. For this dish I add green peas and bacon (veggie bacon). For seasoning, herbs de provence.

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Tried & loved: Baked lemon pasta

Pasta is the perfect answer when looking for a hearty dinner that is easy on the pocket book.

But noodles (or nee-curdles as my lovely niece used to say) plain or with tomato sauce can get boring pretty fast.

Cue lemons. And parmesan. Such a lovely combination. And add in some sour cream to make the pasta super creamy with a slight tang? I’m in.

Get the baked lemon pasta from the Pioneer Woman herself >> HERE.

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Eat your Brussels sprouts! In pizza

People love to hate on Brussels sprouts.

Green and usually steamed, these healthy veggies are a common reminder of “finish your plate” battles between parents and kids.

But these green things are healthy, offering in one serving 125 percent of one’s vitamin C daily needs and 195 percent of the vitamin K daily amount.

But how can you get kids to eat these if most adults won’t eat them willingly?

One word: pizza.

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