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Pasta with Asparagus.

Being Italian, I have a serious love for pasta. I mean what is not to love? It cooks quickly, the variety is endless & it tastes delicious. Today I came across a couple different blogs & I found a recipe that I wanted to try; Pasta & Asparagus with a oil, garlic & cheese sauce. And for those of you who do the weight watcher diet this is only 4 points! Simply delicious.

Serves: 4

Calories: 227.6

What you will need:

  • 1 lb of asparagus
  • 1 pd. wheat spaghetti
  • 3 tbsp of olive oil
  • 7 garlic cloves, crushed
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup of freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

In a large pot boil 4 cups water with salt. When boiling, add asparagus & cook 3-5 minutes, until tender crisp. Drain asparagus & reserve 1 cup of liquid before draining. Fill pot with salted water, cover and boil for pasta. Cook pasta according to package direction when water boils.

In a saute pan heat olive oil. Add garlic and cook until golden, add asparagus, salt & pepper and saute for about 2 minutes, tossing with oil and garlic.

In a small bowl combine egg yolks, cheese, 1/2 cup of reserved water, salt & pepper. Mix well. After pasta is drained return to pot and mix with egg mixture. Cook on medium-low about 2 minutes, until sauce thickens and sticks to pasta. Toss in asparagus and mix well. Adjust salt and pepper to taste.

Serve with additional grated cheese.

Recipe adapted from: http://www.skinnytaste.com

Ohhhh & my sweet tooth kicked in around 8 o’clock I made myself a quick baked banana with brown sugar, cinnamon & raisins!



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Dinner Tonight: Turkey Tips

I have never heard of nor made turkey tips before, but my sister Maddie has been craving them. She rants & raves that they are so good, so I figured I’d give it a shot. My sisters were at the grocery store & bought two packs of bbq marinated turkey tips. I told them to get whatever vegetable they wanted for a side, so they said they would get sweet potatoes. Long story short, they came home with three huge yams (some things never change) 😉

What you will need:

  1. 2 packs of marinated turkey tips
  2. 3 large yams
  3. 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  4. butter

Super easy! Super fast!


(I have no idea why my pictures are so small, they are from my phone since my camera is acting up 😦 )

In a medium skillet on medium cook turkey tips for 10-13 minutes.
While the turkey tips are cooking, peel and cut yams. Spray a baking dish with cooking spray, then add yams, 1/2 cup brown sugar & dot with butter. Set oven on 375 degrees

Bake on 375 degrees for 45 minutes.When tips are done, I broiled them for a couple more minutes because I like food crispy.

Dinner is ready!

I MUST AGREE with Maddie, turkey tips are definitely worth making! 🙂 If my grill wasn’t out of propane I would have grilled this meal!

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