Easy Chicken Marsala with Angel Hair Pasta

“Cookery is not chemistry. It is an art. It requires instinct and taste rather than exact measurements.” – Marcel Boulestin

Our favorite cuisines are by far Italian and Mexican… so yum! I had this recipe at a wonderful little Italian restaurant, and of course I thought, “I can make this better!” So I found a basic recipe and adjusted it according to my family’s tastes and what we enjoy. 

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Ingredients: Yields 4 Servings

2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts

¼ cup all purpose white flour

2 cups chicken broth

1 cup Marsala wine

1 cup heavy whipping cream

1~ 16 ounce container of crimini mushrooms, sliced

½ cup shallots, diced

2 fresh garlic cloves minced OR 2 tsp jarred

3 TBSP extra virgin olive oil

3 TBSP salted butter

1 tsp pink Himaylean salt

1 tsp fresh ground black pepper

1 tsp fresh thyme leaves 

1 pound angel hair pasta

If you’d like to have pasta sauce over your noodles, rather than the Marsala gravy, use your favorite brand or here is the recipe for my super delish & easy to make Marinara Sauce!

Enjoy friends!

1. Cut chicken breasts in half if attached, then horizontally.

2. Tenderize until about ½ inch thick.

If you don’t have a meat tenderizer, no worries. Watch Dave demonstrate with a simple kitchen item!

3. In a bowl, add flour and seasonings; coat each breast on both sides. Reserve the remaining seasoned flour.

4. In an electric skillet, add half the butter and half the olive oil; heat in the skillet and then add the chicken breasts; cook on each side for 3 minutes until golden; remove to a plate

5. Add the remaining butter and olive oil into the skillet; add mushrooms and reserved seasoned flour, cook for about 6-8 minutes covered stirring occasionally; add shallots and garlic; cook an additional 1-2 minutes.

Add broth, cream, wine; stir until well blended.

6. Add chicken breasts into the mixture; cover and cook for 15 minutes. Turn chicken breasts and cook for an additional 15 to 20 minutes.

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Easy Lasagna

“Cooking is not difficult. Everyone has taste, even if they don’t realize it. Even if you’re not a great chef, there’s nothing to stop you understanding the difference between what tastes good and what doesn’t.” – Gerard Depardieu

This is, next to all my soups, Dave’s favorite food! I love cooking for my family and those I love. I know I get that from my grandmother, mother, and aunt. They all cooked with passion… with love. I am grateful everyday I had such wonderful mentors both in the kitchen and with the display of love.

Here is my super easy and incredibly yummy Lasagna recipe. I prefer to use my homemade Marinara recipe, although of course you can use your favorite jarred sauce as well. Enjoy friends!

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Ingredients: Yields 8 servings

16 cooked lasagna noodles

8 cups of marinara sauce or a total of 64 ounces- about 3 to 4 jars of sauce, extra doesn’t hurt.

6 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese

2 cups shredded Parmesan cheese

1 pound lean ground beef OR Italian ground sausage, cooked and any grease drained

1- 8 ounce package of cremini mushrooms, sliced thin

28 pepperoni slices

1 small red onion, diced

2 fresh gloves of garlic minced OR 2 tsp jarred

2 TBSP Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1- 15 ounce container of Ricotta cheese

1 egg

¼ cup shredded parmesan cheese

½ tsp fresh ground pepper

½ tsp pink Himalayan salt

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp dried parsley

If you’d like to make this recipe extra special from scratch, head over to my delicious Marinara Sauce Recipe! You won’t be disappointed!

PRO TIP: Be sure to use the ripest tomatoes for the richest flavor!

Do you have any favorite items you’d like to add? Here are a few more suggestions:

  1. Diced green and red peppers
  2. Thinly sliced Roma tomato’s
  3. Sliced Italian brats
  4. Onion slices
  5. Olives
  6. Pepperoncini
  7. Bacon

 Preheat oven to 375 degrees

1. Fill a large stock pot about ¾ of the way full and bring to boil.

2. While water is heating, in a large skillet add oil, ground meat, minced onions, sliced mushrooms, and garlic; fry making sure the meat is crumbled; when done, drain off any excess grease. Set to the side.

3. When water is at a full rolling boil, add lasagna noodles one at a time until they are all in; gently press down on the noodles with a large spoon to make sure the noodles are completely submerged, being careful not to splash up water. Cook following package directions.

4. Once noodles are fully cooked, carefully drain them into a colander; run cold water over them until they are able to be handled without burning your hands.

5. In a 9x13x2 baking dish pour about 2 cups of the sauce onto the bottom of the dish; layer noodles across bottom cutting to fit.

PRO TIP: Even if the noodles are still a bit on the hard side, don’t be concerned. While the lasagna is baking, the noodles will absorb the sauce and they will be perfect.

6. While meat is cooking and water is heating prepare the Ricotta:

Take the ricotta cheese and place in a medium sized bowl and add the egg, all the seasonings, and the ¼ cup shredded parmesan cheese; blend thoroughly. Set aside.

7. Take the ricotta cheese mixture and carefully spread it onto the first layer of noodles, trying not to shift them.

8. Repeat with another layer of noodles and pour 2 cups of sauce over them; spread until completely covered.

9. Add 2 cups of the shredded mozzarella cheese & 1 cup of the parmesan; next layer the cooked ground meat & mushroom mixture.

10. Next layer the 28 slices of pepperoni- there should be 4 across and 7 down.

11. Add the saluted mushrooms and then cover with 2 cups of the mozzarella cheese, and the last cup of parmesan. 

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12. Repeat with another layer of noodles and 2 cups of sauce and remaining cheese.

13. Cover the lasagna with non-stick foil wrap, and place the baking dish on a cookie sheet. Place in a preheated oven and bake for 45 minutes; remove the foil and bake for an additional 15 minutes or until the cheese is golden brown.

Serve this with my delicious bruschetta or garlic knots or delicious Italian bread you purchased at your local farmers market… enjoy!

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Marinara Sauce

“To get the best results you must talk to your vegetables.”
Charles, Prince of Wales

The late summer garden calls out with her exuberant abundance in a teasing way. Almost saying… “Whatcha gonna do with all this smarty-pants?” Well this weeks bounty made more salsa & this wonderfully easy marinara sauce.

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Aaron & I went out to the garden this afternoon to check on the harvest… and wow did we score! After he saw the load of tomatoes he said, “Let’s make spaghetti sauce!”

This recipe is for a single batch, but can easily be adjusted for canning by simply multiplying the quantities. It’s super easy and so delicious. You can add other ingredients to spruce it up, however it’s great just the way it is.

If you want to make this a meat sauce, just add 1 pound of lean organic ground beef or pork. Delish!

Pro-tip: Be sure to use only the ripest tomatoes as these will give you the most flavorful sauce.


4 cups of pureed tomatoes- about 8-10 tomatoes- Heirlooms are the most flavorful

1- 8 ounce can of tomato paste

¼ cup minced onion- about 1 medium onion. NOT white onions

4 fresh garlic cloves minced or 4 tsp of jarred

¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

2 TBSP sugar

4 tsp basil- dried

1 TBSP pink Himalayan salt

Dave’s Eggplant Parmesan

Keep posted for Dave’s delicious eggplant parmesan recipe coming soon!

Our garden harvest!

What you’ll need to have to make the marinara sauce:
Large stock pot
Food processor
4 cup measuring cup
Measuring cups & spoons

Chop onion in food processor

Prep before you start:
Chop onions in food processer before sautéing and wash the tomatoes. Be sure to have all your ingredients ready.

Make sure you have all your ingredients before you start!

1. While the onions & garlic are sautéing, chop washed tomatoes into quarters removing any bad spots and the stem; place in a large bowl. After all the tomatoes are quartered begin pureeing them in your food processor until you have 4 cups.

Cut tomatoes into quarters
Put quartered tomatoes in processor & puree

2. Leave the pureed tomato in the processor; add oil, onion & garlic mixture, spices and sugar, blend until completely pureed. Move the mixture back to the stock pot.

Add tomato mixture back into stock pot and bring to a low boil

4. Bring tomato sauce to a low boil on medium heat covered, stirring often; cook on medium heat covered for 2 hours or until mixture has cooked down one third.

5. Add the tomato paste and whisk in; cook for an additional hour stirring often so the bottom doesn’t scorch.

If you would like to add meat, cook thoroughly and add to sauce for the final half hour of cooking. 

Serve over pasta noodles, or make a delicious eggplant or chicken parmesan!

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