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January 22, 2013

Apple, Sausage and Walnut Pasta

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My youngest son has had a major developmental spurt. It happened to coincide with a massive growth spurt so he has been more than a little frustrated in the last week. What has surprised me so much are the differences between my oldest and youngest son. My oldest was 18 months before he even tried to walk, he didn't start really talking until he was almost 4 and he has yet to lose any of his baby teeth (he's almost 7). As much as I try not to compare my two kids the differences between the two are noticeable. My youngest has a very large vocabulary. He is already writing words and can built things with Lego's almost as well as his older brother. I know a lot of it has to do with my oldest teaching my youngest how to do everything. Birth order definitely has an effect on how my two kids do and approach things. Since my youngest has been eating so much I have been making foods that I know he will love. This week I tried a new recipe for Apple, Sausage and Walnut Pasta from the January 2013 issue of Family Circle magazine.

This recipe has 10 ingredients. I takes 25 minutes of total time, 10 minutes of which is active and makes 6 serving. I had no problems finding any of the ingredients at my local grocery store. Since I eat gluten free I did make a few modifications. First I used gluten free penne. I bought chopped walnuts since they were on sale and cheaper than whole so I skipped the chopping step. My walnuts also toasted quicker, they only took approximately 3 minutes total. Since my local grocery store hasn't been great with having a large selection of meat, I used pre-cooked chicken sausage and diced it instead of chicken sausage in casings. I also added a whole package of sausage, 12 ounces instead of the 3 used in the recipe. I followed the remainder of the recipe as written.

I was happy that this recipe worked well when converted to being gluten free. The substitution of pre-cooked chicken sausage was great and was popular with my two boys. The prep and cook time is very short, which is nice for a weekday meal. I didn't notice the apple much, so if you are a fan of apples I would suggest increasing the amount used.

For the recipe go to Apple, Sausage and Walnut Pasta. (registration required)

24 comments:

  1. These are the types of meals I enjoy making. Easy prep and quick to cook.

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    1. I like meals that are easy to prep and cook also :)

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  2. You must be a gourmet chef! I have never seen so many recipes ... lol. This pasta dish looks yummy!

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  3. Oh boy! Apples AND sausage - I'm curious as to how that would blend, so I may have to try it just to see.

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    1. I was surprised by how well they worked together, I love apples!

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  4. This sounds so much nicer than my cold pizza lunch right now. ;-(
    I'll have to try this for dinner!
    -Jamie
    http://chatterblossom.blogspot.com/

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    1. I love cold pizza for breakfast or lunch :)

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  5. Sounds like a great side to serve. And easy to make!

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    1. It really is easy to make, which I love!

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  6. I am such a pasta addict!! This looks amazing... Pinned! I hope you'll come share at Super Saturday Show & Tell party tomo :) http://www.whatscookingwithruthie.com xoxo~ Ruthie

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    1. I am definitely a past addict also :) Thanks for the pin, going over to check out your party, thanks for the heads up!

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    2. Just dropping by to let you know that you delicious dish was featured on super Saturday ... Come by and grab a features button and party some more!! xoxo- Ruthie

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  7. Hi! Found your blog through the hop, following via networked blogs and linky followers. Definitely pinning this up cuz I LOVE LOVE pasta! Thanks for sharing!

    xo

    Javeriya

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    1. Thanks for the pin, I love pasta also :) Going over to check out your blog!

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  8. That looks and sounds so yummy. I also have a weakness for pasta.
    Thank you for linking up at the Super Social Link Party!

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    1. Thanks for the sweet comments and for hosting :)

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  9. This looks yummy! I'm excited to check out more things in the near future. I'm a new follower from Snack Cups & Smiles' link party.

    Mary Catherine of Fun-A-Day!
    http://grok78.wordpress.com

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    1. Thanks :) Checked out your blog and followed you by email, I look forward to keeping in touch!

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  10. This sounds delicious! Wow, love the combination of flavors. Thanks for sharing at Foodtastic Friday!

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    1. It is a great combo of flavors, I agree :) Thanks for hosting!

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