Cajun Shrimp Pasta Marsala

Campanelle pasta with succulent shrimp, mushrooms, and zucchini tossed in a creamy Cajun seasoned Marsala wine sauce. A delicious quick and easy recipe that’s perfect for lunch or dinner.

Cajun Shrimp Pasta Marsala | Cooking with a Wallflower

Have I mentioned that I love pasta? It feels like it’s been forever since I posted a pasta recipe so I hope you’ll enjoy this one =)

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Spicy Garlic Noodles

Delicious garlic noodles with a slight spicy kick from the crushed red peppers. This recipe is quick, taking less than 20 minutes to prep and cook, and easy with the use of just 5 main ingredients!

Spicy Garlic Noodles | Cooking with a Wallflower

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Roasted Asparagus Spring Rolls with Hoisin Sauce

A vegetarian twist on the Vietnamese spring rolls. These spring rolls are filled with roasted asparagus, Granny Smith apples, and fresh veggies. Refreshing and crunchy with a hint of spicy and sour, it’s perfect for a quick and healthy meal.

Roasted Asparagus Spring Rolls with Hoisin Sauce | Cooking with a Wallflower

For this recipe, I decided to go back to my roots and make Vietnamese spring rolls with a slight twist. If you’re familiar with Vietnamese food, spring rolls dipped in a peanut/hoisin sauce often appear as appetizers. If you’ve ever ordered them at Vietnamese restaurants, you’ve probably noticed that it’s pretty pricy for two rolls. But spring rolls are cheap and easy to make as long as you have rice paper and hoisin sauce, both of which you can find at an Asian market.

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Rigatoni with Spicy Vodka Tomato Cream Sauce

Rigatoni pasta covered in a delicious creamy vodka tomato sauce with a hint of spiciness from the crushed red peppers. A quick and easy meal that’s perfect for a night in.

Rigatoni with Spicy Vodka Tomato Cream Sauce | Cooking with a Wallflower

With Valentine’s Day coming up later this week, I know people are looking for inspirations and ideas. This recipe is perfect for a last minute change in plans. It takes only half an hour to prepare, make, and serve, but it looks and tastes amazing. You won’t regret trying it.

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Spring Salad, Mushrooms, and Grape Tomato Pizza with a Spicy White Garlic Sauce

Warm cheesy and slightly garlicky pizza on a French bread crust topped with fresh salad, mushrooms, and grape tomatoes. A quick and easy recipe that is both delicious and relatively healthy for lunch or dinner.

Spring Salad, Mushrooms, and Grape Tomato Pizza with a Spicy White Garlic Sauce | Cooking with a Wallflower

I’ve been craving pizza. Not the typical pepperoni or combo pizza. I wanted one with fresh ingredients; maybe arugula, or farm egg, or butternut squash. But to go to a pizza parlor that specializes in these fresh ingredients means that the pizzas will be relatively expensive. So what better way to satisfy my craving than to make my own? I have most of these ingredients in my kitchen. All I really need is the crust.

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Mushrooms Stuffed with Butternut Squash

Mushrooms stuffed with sweet creamy butternut squash and topped with Italian bread crumbs for an extra crunch, perfect with a salad or as a side.

Mushrooms Stuffed with Butternut Squash | Cooking with a Wallflower

I love mushrooms, as you can probably tell from all my previous recipes. It works well with so many things that oftentimes I just add them in a recipe without thinking. This time, I decided that I wanted to try stuffing mushrooms with butternut squash. Why? I had a butternut squash sitting around for awhile, and I wanted to try something different. It turned out really well. Butternut squash is healthy and filling. It’s filled with Vitamin A, potassium, and fiber, which are all important for our health. What’s even better is that butternut squash is low in fat.

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Egg in an Avocado Topped with Turkey Bacon

Warm egg oozing from the hollow of a softened avocado topped with crispy turkey bacon, served with a citrusy kale and grape tomato salad for a quick and easy appetizer or a light meal. 

Egg in an Avocado Topped with Turkey Bacon | Cooking with a Wallflower

I love avocado. But it’s rare for an avocado to be the main ingredient in a recipe; unless, of course, you’re making guacamole or an avocado smoothie. Don’t even get me started on those.  If you haven’t tried an avocado smoothie yet, I really recommend running out and trying it. Maybe I’ll even post a recipe for it later.

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Sautéed Mushrooms, Onions, and Melted Cheese Quesadilla

Warm cheesy quesadilla filled with sautéed mushrooms and onions in every bite. It is the perfect quick and easy meal that will fit right into your schedule.

Sautéed Mushrooms, Onions, and Melted Cheese Quesadilla | Cooking with a Wallflower

I hope you all had a wonderful winter holiday and a great start to the new year.

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