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Proportion Scissors and Venn Kitchen Utensils

How cool can it get – having a pair of scissors that simultaneously act as a spaghetti  proportion measurer?! Venn brings a unique and fresh look to kitchenware. These kitchen utensils have multifunctional features that are designed to interact or complement each other. The ingenious stack and store system also saves valuable kitchen space, allowing products to be put away neatly.  This stylish range sits comfortably in any modern kitchen, and despite its good looks, Venn has been designed with function firmly as the priority.FullSizeRender-22.jpg

The high quality stainless steel shears cut with ease and precision while the fun colorful handle easily measures 1, 2, or 3 portions of spaghetti.

What every kitchen needs to cover the basics – this 8 piece set includes Venn’s best selling and most practical tools:  turner, masher, mixing spoon, spatula, whisk, ladle, tongs and hook.  FullSizeRender-18.jpg

Get yours at the links below!

http://www.vennkitchen.com

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Summer Garden Pasta

Happy Wednesday everyone! Now that Summer is almost at its end, I wanted to make a Summer Garden Pasta filled with fresh veggies while they are still in season and before the Fall vegetables come to town! It’s quick, delicious, and great warm or cold. Let’s get started!

Ingredients:

  • Pasta of your choice
  • Broccoli
  • Zucchini
  • Mushroom
  • Carrots
  • Alfredo sauce
  • Garlic powder
  • Italian seasoning

Directions:

  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil and add the pasta. Let it cook until al dente.
  2. While the pot of water is coming to a boil, cut the vegetables of your choice.FullSizeRender-9
  3. Once the pasta is cooked, drain the water.
  4. Add about 1 cup of alfredo sauce and mix to cover all the pasta.FullSizeRender-5.jpg
  5. Add the vegetables and seasoning to taste.FullSizeRender-7.jpg
  6. Let it warm on medium heat for about 5 minutes.
  7. Plate and serve!FullSizeRender-16.jpg

Suggestions, Substitutions, Tips & Tricks:

  • You can add whatever veggies you have on hand or you like. I would add more except this is all I had at the moment.
  • You can even use tomato sauce instead of alfredo- whatever your heart desires!

Tag me on Instagram, @cookingwithovenmitz, if you do make it. I would love to see your version of it. Click follow and hit the like button to keep updated on new recipes!

See you next Wednesday!

– Mitz

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One Pot Baked Pasta Using Aroma Housewares

Hi everyone! I hope everyone had a fun-filled 4th of July!

Today, I will be sharing my recipe on Baked Alfredo Pasta using Aroma Housewares Dutch Oven. This is a great recipe because you can cook everything in one pot and is perfect for a large group or great for leftovers. It’s very simple and all you need are a few ingredients plus whatever protein you want mixed in! Let’s get started!

Ingredients:

  • Penne pasta
  • Alfredo Sauce
  • Shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • Skim ricotta cheese
  • Bread crumbs
  • Garlic
  • Spinach
  • Mushroom
  • Onion
  • Oregano
  • Italian seasoning
  • Parsley

Directions:

  1. Fill the large Aroma Housewares Dutch Oven with water. Bring to boil.
  2. Add the penne pasta and turn the heat to medium-high.
  3. Let the pasta cook until al-dente; about 15 minutes.
  4. While the pasta is cooking, finely chop the garlic, onion, mushrooms, and spinach.
  5. In a large skillet, sauté the vegetables and add half a tablespoon of each of the seasonings.
  6. The onions should be translucent, the mushrooms should be soft, and the spinach should be wilted.FullSizeRender-4.jpg
  7. Once the pasta is cooked to al dente, pour the water out and place the Aroma Housewares Dutch Oven back on the stove.
  8. Preheat the oven to 385 degrees F.
  9. Add about 1/2 a cup of skim ricotta cheese to the pasta and 1/4 cup of mozzarella cheese.
  10. Stir to coat evenly.
  11. Add about 1 cup of alfredo sauce and stir to coat the pasta.
  12. Add the sautéed vegetables to the Aroma Housewares Dutch Oven and add more seasoning to taste.FullSizeRender.jpg
  13. Mix well.
  14. Layer the top coat with mozzarella cheese and then a thin layer of bread crumbs.FullSizeRender-5.jpgFullSizeRender-3.jpg
  15. Bake the pasta at 385 degrees F for about 40 minutes and then broil on high for 5 minutes.
  16. Serve and dig in!FullSizeRender-2.jpg

FullSizeRender-6.jpgAroma Housewares Dutch Oven

I absolutely loved using this Dutch Oven from Aroma Housewares! It’s so versatile and easy especially when you can cook everything in one pot. Whether you want to Stew, Bake or Slow Cook, the DoveWare Dutch Oven will not disappoint. With its classic design and versatile usage, you can cook your favorite dishes to perfection almost anywhere. Feel like traditional stew on an open flame? A quick meal in the microwave? Or something completely different? The possibilities are endless!

FullSizeRender-37.jpgTheir products, both sensible and unique, continually improve the kitchen experiences for cooks of all skill levels. They are the top of the line, and with simplicity and elegance Aroma’s products offer a great time cooking to anyone who uses them. The high standard performance of our cookware is guaranteed to remain over time while still providing delicious results use after use.

FullSizeRender-33.jpgAroma Housewares products are:

  • 100% Natural Materials
  • Non-Reactive Earthen Clay
  • Thermal Shock Resistant (Safe directly from freezer to hot oven)
  • Easy Clean-Up (Dishwasher safe)
  • Heat Retention (Cookware retains heat to serve food warm)
  • Versatile Cooking (microwave, oven, and stovetop)

Check out their pages below!

http://www.aroma-housewares.com

http://www.aroma-housewares.com/cookware/doveware/index.html

https://www.facebook.com/AromaHousewares/

https://www.instagram.com/aromahousewares/

https://www.youtube.com/user/AromaHousewares

https://www.instagram.com/aromahousewares/

 

Suggestions, Substitutions, Tips & Tricks:

  • This recipe serves about 5 people.
  • You can add whatever you want in the pasta! Chicken, turkey, the possibilities are endless!
  • Of course, you can even use tomato sauce, but I personally liked alfredo better.

Baked pasta is one of my favorite go to recipes if I’m ever craving pasta. The top layer becomes crunchy yet the bottom later is delicious and creamy. Yummy!

Tag me on Instagram, @cookingwithovenmitz, if you do make it. I would love to see your version of it. Click follow and hit the like button to keep updated on new recipes!

-Mitz

 

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Muscle Mac & Cheese

Hi everyone! If you know me, you know my one true love is CHEESE, especially Mac and Cheese. You can never go wrong with a large bowl of yummy, delicious, cheesy, macaroni. The only thing better than mac and cheese is PROTEIN mac and cheese.FullSizeRender-12.jpg

Muscle Mac combines high protein pasta with real cheese for a healthy and satisfying meal that’s perfect for anyone looking to add more protein to their diet. Their pasta is GMO free and fortified with added vegetable protein. It has the taste you crave plus a smooth texture. The cheese is real, with no synthetic dyes, colors or flavors. Just one serving of Muscle Mac provides 42% of your recommended daily protein intake. With 20 grams of protein per serving, Muscle Mac is delicious, quick and easy, and rich in flavor. Get your Muscle Mac at the links below!FullSizeRender-13.jpgFullSizeRender-18.jpgFullSizeRender-19.jpgFullSizeRender-61.jpg

http://www.quality-pasta.com/muscle-mac/

https://www.instagram.com/musclemac2016/

https://www.facebook.com/MuscleMac/

https://twitter.com/MuscleMac2016

Click follow and hit the like button to keep updated on new recipes!

See you next Wednesday!

– Mitz