Friday, March 29, 2013

Sausage and Penne Pasta--with Tina Radcliffe

Today, I'd like to welcome Tina Radcliffe to share her Speedbo recipe! Tina, take it away...

Tina's Quick Sausage and Penne Pasta

Happy Friday! This is a quick meal for meat and pasta eating writers.

1 lb. mild Italian Sausage (no casings)
1 lb. Penne pasta
1 jar (24 oz. sauce) (your choice)
1 small onion diced
Olive oil
Grated Cheese ( I love this Romano, Parmesan, Asiago mix)




Brown onion in a tablespoon of olive oil.  Then add sausage. The goal is browned sausage crumbles.

When the sausage is brown add your sauce (you can drain off fat if you like-but I don’t) and reduce heat to simmer. 


Cook pasta according to directions.  Drain. Add your sauce and sausage. Top with cheese and serve.


As you are eating you can read Mending the Doctor’s Heart, my April Love Inspired release. 




24 comments:

  1. This looks soooo good! Only, Tina, dear, where's the cheese??? I would have an inch-thick layer of gooey cheese on top! :)

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  2. Sprinkled on top. Sprinkled. Sometimes less is more.

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    1. I agree with Jan. That phrase works well in decorating. But not in cooking with cheese. ;)

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  3. Quick, easy, warm, delicious...I love this!

    But what did you say, Tina? I agree with "sometimes less is more"...but with cheese?

    Okay, I'll try your way. After all, when Tina speaks, I listen :)

    By the way, I picked up "Mending the Doctor's Heart" along with Missy's "Georgia Sweethearts" at Walmart last night. They're on my TBR pile right after Mary Connealy's "Swept Away".

    And I've added the RITA finalists to that pile, too.

    It's a good thing I love to read!

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    1. I'm so excited!! I haven't seen the books here yet. Will have to head back to Walmart!

      Thanks, Jan, for buying them!5

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    2. My new Arizona Walmart had 7 copies of each LI. I was happy dancing. And I took a picture of Missy and my book there.

      Thanks for the support ladies.

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  4. Oh Jan, I'm so jealous. There are no stores around here that carry LI anymore so I have to wait on the Mailman to deliver.

    Tina, this sounds yummy. Thanks for sharing.

    No idea why auto-correct insists on that capital M up there.

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    1. Mary, because the MAILMAN brings good news, right? :D

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  5. I think I'll give this a whirl only instead of sausage I'll sautee me up some veggies first. :-)

    I read Mending the Doctor's Heart this week and LOVED it. I think you could start a new trend with Love Inspired -- medical romances. What really struck me was how you were able to advance the connection between the hero and heroine during those emergency scenes. It added a whole different dimension to their relationship. They're doctor's making snap decisions as they assess the situation and that kind of piggybacked into the way they summed each other up as they worked too. Don't know if I explained that right -- but it made for a great read.

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    1. This would be great with zucchini squash. Nothing better with sauce and pasta than that.

      Thanks so much for the kind words Kav.

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  6. I'm like you, Jan. I make a habit of reading as many RITA finaling books as possible.

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    1. I do too, at least in the categories I write in. Oops. ...in which I write. :)

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    2. Ditto. Makes the award ceremony more fun too!

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  7. Tina, this sounds yummy and quick. And I have all the ingredients in stock! As of 9:00 this morning, I've finished my Speedbo goal....and reading Mending the Doctor's Heart will be my reward...as soon as I finish our taxes which were on hold during Speedbo. Thank you SO much for all you do!

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    1. Sherida, congrats!!! You deserve your reward!

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    2. Thank you, Missy! I'm still happy dancing for you because of your RITA nomination. And House Full of Hope (the signed copy you sent me) is so touching. So happy it is recognized at our "writer's Oscars"! Thanks again for sending me your award book! Good luck at RWA#13!

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    3. Thank you, Sherida! I'm really glad you liked it. :)

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  8. OK, I was looking at Ruthy's coconut nests... YUM.

    And hey, check it out: °

    HAHAHAHA! I finally got the degree symbol to work!
    And I want her yellow pyrex bowl. And Tina's counter top. Not that they go together. But I love them.

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    1. I recently acquired my mom's pyrex bowl set...four of them...and no, Virginia, you CAN'T HAVE THEM!!!

      Way too many memories in those bowls :)

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  9. LOL. Virginia. I still haven't figured out any of the symbols.

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  10. Only a writer understands our complex relationship with the mailman.

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    1. And the UPS man...and the Fed Ex guy...

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  11. Let's not even go there. We have so many important men (and women) in our lives. I'm surprised we get to keep any of our royalty checks.

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