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Warm Tomato & Kale Pasta

  • Preparation Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Cooking time: 30 minutes

For the many people working to manage their cholesterol levels with the help of their diet, including corn oil may provide important heart-health benefits.

Amount Measure Ingredients
12 oz uncooked whole grain rotini pasta
2 Tbsp Mazola Corn Oil
1/3 cup chopped onion
2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
2 cups chopped kale
1/2 cup no-salt or reduced sodium vegetable broth
1/4 cup lime juice
2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp garlic salt
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
4 oz feta cheese, crumbled
2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro

To prepare:

1. Cook and drain pasta according to package directions. Set aside.

2. Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat until hot. Add onion; cook and stir until tender, about 3 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, kale, vegetable broth, lime juice, chili powder, garlic salt and crushed red pepper. Cook 7 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

3. Combine hot pasta, tomato mixture, feta cheese and cilantro in a large serving bowl. Toss lightly and serve.

Quinoa & Sweet Potato Chili

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Cooking time: 40 minutes

For the many people working to manage their cholesterol levels with the help of their diet, including corn oil may provide important heart-health benefits.

Amount Measure Ingredients
1 Tbsp Mazola Corn Oil
1 cup chopped onions
1/2 cup chopped bell pepper
1 jalapeño seeded and finely diced
3 Tbsp chili powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2  tsp black pepper
1 quart unsalted chicken OR vegetable broth
4 cups sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 tsp minced garlic
2 15 oz cans no salt added diced tomatoes
1/2 cup quinoa
1 15 oz can no salt added OR reduced salt black beans, rinsed and drained
2 cups frozen corn
Garnish with green onions, chopped cilantro or sliced jalapeños

To prepare:

1. Heat Dutch oven or large pot over medium-high heat and add oil. Add onion, bell and jalapeño peppers and cook for 2 to 3 minutes until vegetables are softened. Add chili powder and cumin and cook for 1 to 2 minutes until spices are aromatic.

2. Add chicken broth, sweet potatoes and garlic. Bring soup to a boil; reduce heat to medium and cover. Cook for 15 minutes. Add tomatoes, quinoa, black beans and corn and cook an additional 15 to 20 minutes until potatoes and quinoa are tender.

3. Serve with fresh green onion, cilantro or jalapeños for garnish.

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Cooking with Curmi
Maryann Curmi

You know Maryann, On Air Personality from Star 92.7 from 5:30 am to 9am.

First and foremost, let's say that Maryann loves to eat! She also enjoys having friends over and always seems to have something to offer them. Whether it's a spicy Thai peanut sauce to toss over angel hair pasta or a new twist on an old fashioned chicken soup recipe.

Feel free to change the recipes that's how Maryann has come to make her favorites. When realizing she doesn't have this or that, substituting and wah la…a new recipe is born!

Maryann is just as happy to share her recipes as she is her food. So whether you are listening to her weekly on air recipes, printing them here or dropping by her house for a bite, she hopes everyone will find something to enjoy!

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Big Joe and His Mamma

Joe started in radio at the age of 15 in a small Mississippi town and never looked back.

"I'm the youngest of 4 boys, so Momma had her hands full feeding us I'm sure. I watched and learned every opportunity I had with her in the kitchen. Whether it was cooking black eyed peas and corn bread or one of her famous pecan pies, my Mom seemed to know how to cook anything."

So from those years with Momma to living on my own and having to cook for one, Joe has managed to shake and bake some pretty good grub over the years!