Fresh Tomato, Sausage, and Pecorino Pasta

One of my favorite cooking magazines is Cooking Light.

When I got an email from them asking me if I’d like to receive a copy of their new, redesigned magazine I was very happy to oblige.

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Isn’t it pretty!  That pizza looks amazing!

One of the great new features of the redesign is that there is a picture with every recipe!  The section of the magazine I like the best, besides all the great pictures, is one called Dinner Tonight!  This section features recipes that are “Stopwatch-Tested” and can be on the dinner table in 30-40 minutes.  That’s my kind of recipe.

Not only are they quick and easy to prepare but Cooking Light provides a shopping list for each of the Dinner Tonight recipes.

I have lots of recipes earmarked to try but since I had fresh tomatoes and basil on the counter the first one I chose was the Fresh Tomato, Sausage and Pecorino Pasta.

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They were right – it only took 40 minutes from start to table and it was yummy!  In addition to the recipe and the shopping list they also give you a Game Plan -what to when….while the water comes to a boil you should slice onion, chop tomatoes and trim green beans.  Great helpful hints for a beginning cook or any cook trying to save time.

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For a copy of the recipe head on over too My Recipes where you can find recipes from Cooking Light, Sunset, Southern Living and several others or better yet pick up a copy of the September Cooking Light for lots of yummy looking recipes to try!  Thinking the Chicken, Red Grape, and Pesto Pizza is next – yes, a pizza with grapes!

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Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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  1. Dori says

    I’ve just finished a renovation on my kitchen and I just have to tell you that I kept going back to the pictures of your kitchen while in the process! Your green backsplash caught my eye the very first day you posted pictures of your favorite place. (My kitchen is definitely my favorite room in the house!) I was having trouble picking out tile for a backsplash – I wanted to use the big 13×13 tiles and my decorator wasn’t so sure. Until I showed here your picture! Thanks for the inspiration! The tiles look great as does the entire kitchen! :)

  2. says

    This recipe looks so yummy. My husband is a stay-at-home dad and he is slowly learning how to make different meals. I find when I make something new a couple of times and he likes it, he will try and make it the next time, therfore, I am heading to Fresh N Easy today to get what I need for this yummy looking recipe! It’s kind of like reverse psychology :o) Shhhhh

  3. Debbie H says

    Thanks, Leigh Anne, for this post! My husband and I love Cooking Light, but we got away from it in the past year or two because we thought that the recipes were taking too much time. I love the stop watch tested feature! Thanks for the review–that recipe looks great! And we’ll take another look at Cooking Light!

  4. Janette B says

    Leigh Anne-thanks for the Cooking Light recipe- I definitely want to try it and would love more! Fast recipes are always a plus too-everyone is busy! love the new look to your blog!

  5. says

    I made the recipe last night and it came out great! The only thing I did differently was use “turkey” sweet italian sausage. The entire family enjoyed it! Again, thanks for posting it!


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