Garlicky Goodness – and Good For You!

Thursday night was one of those nights…what to make for dinner? How to make said dinner, so that the fridge was cleaned out of all of those items that were leftover, partially used, and/or ready to toss in a few days (if not used tonight).

Luckily, I had saved a simple recipe from Cooking Light magazine, since we usually have most of the recipe’s ingredients on hand in the pantry and in the fridge. Of course, in using up the leftovers, one must make modifications, right?

Let’s get started….


Linguine with Garlicky Kale and White Beans was born – and morphed into a typical KI. Adding a few mushrooms, a sprig of fresh rosemary, crushed oregano, and some crushed red pepper added a ton of flavor for very little effort. Isn’t there something about rosemary and cannellini beans that is just a match made in kitchen heaven?

Ready to Eat

Since there was a partially used container of ricotta, and some blue cheese, it only seemed appropriate to add those for a creamy saucy finishing touch. Plus, the recipe seemed a bit flavorless without adding some “punch” of herbs and cheesiness.

Blue Cheese

So dive in, clean out your own fridge, and enjoy!

In the bowl for dinner


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Inspired by travels to Italy, cooking with fresh ingredients, sharing our Kitchen Inventions dinners with friends, and enjoying good wine. Photography and cooking are the main focus for our site. Please stop by Wade's website to enjoy more of his works of photography.
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6 Responses to Garlicky Goodness – and Good For You!

  1. That looks like a great combination – good move adding the blue cheese too. Boy, those are some mega jumbo garlics you have there!


    • Those garlic just look big – you know how the camera adds pounds…Ha Ha! We really enjoyed that dish, especially with the cheese..otherwise, it would have been pretty plain.

      How is your weather? We are supposed to get around 10 degrees on Wed night, and have sleaty rainy messy stuff….not good news.


      • Winter is just not letting go! We had another foot of snow over the weekend & the roads are so narrow with the bankings higher than street signs. It’s really dangerous on these back streets because you can’t see if anyone’s coming. Plus, if you don’t know the streets it’s bad because the snow is higher than the stop signs. Snow’s bad enough but the nose bleed cold & wind is what bring me to my knees. I had to get out though yesterday so had my husband drive me over to a good mall…sometimes you just have to get out.


        • I really understand the entire “go to the mall, cause it’s always warm” theory! We do that, too. You guys got pounded! The Weather Channel guy had a breakdown on TV, acting like he had never seen snow before in the NE…imagine that, right?!?!

          We lucked out last night, as the sleet and cold rain moved in, the trees started bending over…luckily, it warmed up this morning, and we are above the freezing mark today..but Thurs is a different story! Low of 6 on Wed night, then high of 27 on Thurs, and low of 12 Thurs night! Yikes! Had to move in some of our plants from the patio last night, just in case..Hang in there!!!


        • I’m not sure if I’m just numb from it all but I thought that first storm was the nastiest. I know what you mean about these weather guys going nuts & wonder if it’s just to keep people tuned in to them. We’ve been lucky that although each of the storms dropped over a foot, it was light, fluffy stuff so the snowblower could handle it & we never lost power. I just keep thinking that in 6 months my daughter’s getting married & it’s NOT POSSIBLE that we’ll have any snow left by August…is it?
          I think at least up here we’re used to handling it whereas down where you are, you don’t have the equipment & people aren’t sure about driving in it.


        • For sure people here can’t drive in it…the black ice is the worst for the roads. Plus, I think there are 2 snowplows for the entire state! LOL! Surely, the wedding will be snow free…!!!


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