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Bowtie Pasta with Arugula Pesto, Sundried Tomatoes, and Olives

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I know that some of my friends are not yet on the arugula bandwagon (and may, in fact, be active arugula haters), but I love it. However, I’ve found that it doesn’t last very long in my refrigerator because it gets too moist. Making this pesto is a great way to use up arugula fast. This is the perfect quick weeknight dinner.

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Fettuccine Alfredo with Spinach

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This is adapted from Emeril Lagasse‘s recipe.

Sometimes when the green arrow’s got you down, you crave comfort food. Sometimes you have leftover heavy cream in your fridge from making ice cream. Sometimes you feel a little scandalized by the ingredients in this dish so you add spinach.

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Cacio e Pepe

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This recipe is adapted from We are Never Full and Bon Apetit.

This pasta is great for a weeknight, last-minute dinner. Though it has little redeeming nutritional value in its original form (its basically pasta, butter, pepper, and cheese), I usually use whole wheat pasta and olive oil to make it seem a little healthier. Regardless, it is scrumptious!

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Tomato Sauce with Butter and Onions

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This is an Essentials of Italian Cooking recipe that I saw on Smitten Kitchen.

This is the first homemade marinara sauce recipe I ever made from scratch, and it is the only one that I will ever make. I may occasionally literally lick the plate clean to consume all of this pasta sauce. This behavior was probably more acceptable when I lived alone.

This is an incredibly easy weeknight dinner, and the leftovers are delicious for lunch the next few days as well. Just make sure you don’t put your sauce on the stove, pour yourself a glass of wine, and take a long bath because then your pasta sauce will burn from neglect (true story).

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