Sausage and Cheese Stuffed Shells

Wednesday, November 28, 2012


It got down into the 40’s here last weekend.  THE 40’s!  In NOVEMBER!  In FLORIDA!  That almost never happens.  Don’t tell anyone, but I might have even turned the heat on in the house for a second or two.  Apparently, I’m turning into a weather wimp.  With each passing year my bones seem to chill a bit quicker as I get more sensitive to the cold.  Don’t judge me.  This will someday happen to  most of you too.

Before the temperature crept back up into the 70’s, I took advantage of the situation and also did some cool weather cooking.  Being Thanksgiving weekend, I made the requisite turkey barley soup.  I baked a few things too.  And, I made Sausage and Cheese Stuffed Shells, because nothing says warm and cozy more than meaty and cheesy baked pasta.

Remember that recipe for homemade Ricotta I told you about a few months back?  Pretty amazing stuff, huh?  And, you can use it in so many different dishes too!  I know that I already gave you some suggestions in my original post, but I want to share one more ricotta recipe with you, because a) It’s awesome; b) It’s one of my family’s favorites; and c) It’s awesome.  Did I say awesome twice?  Well, I meant it.  These stuffed shells really are…well…awesome.  read more >>

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