Pasta Primavera and Jello Poke Cake


Episode 73

Penne Primavera



1 tablespoon olive oil
1 clove garlic, crushed
2 cups broccoli florets
1 medium carrot, julienned
2 cups vegetable broth
1 (8 ounce) package penne pasta
½ cup frozen peas
½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese


Step 1
Heat the olive oil and garlic in a large skillet over medium heat. When garlic is tender, remove from skillet and set aside. Place the broccoli and carrot in the skillet, and cook 2 minutes, just until heated through.

Step 2
In a pot, bring the vegetable broth to a boil. Stir in the penne pasta and heated crushed garlic clove. Cook for 5 minutes, or until pasta is almost al dente. Remove and discard garlic clove.

Step 3
Transfer the partially cooked pasta and broth to the skillet. Mix in the peas. Cover skillet, and continue cooking 10 minutes over medium heat, or until pasta is al dente and vegetables are tender. Toss with the Parmesan cheese to serve.


Jello Poke Cake


1 white cake mix box and any ingredients listed on box
1 3.3 oz jello mix raspberry, cherry or strawberry
1 cup boiling water
1 cup cold water
1 tub whipped cream


Prepare cake mix as directed and bake in a 9×13 pan. Let cool for 15 minutes.
Poke cake with fork at ½ inch intervals.
Prepare jell-o as directed. Spoon over cake mix until jell-o liquid is all gone.

Chill 3 to 4 hours and top with whipped cream. Refrigerate until ready to serve. ENJOY!