Where does the time go? The holidays are approaching and will require even more of your limited free time. So, how about a super easy home cooked Gnocchi with Shrimp and Gorgonzola Sauce that you can put together in a hurry!

Recipe Serves 4


1 package Gnocchi (serves 4)

1 lb. shrimp

2 green onions – chopped

1 C fresh green beans

4 oz Gorgonzola cheese

1/4 C fat free Half & Half

1 Tbsp Italian Seasoning

1 Tbsp olive oil

2 cloves garlic – minced

1/2 tsp dried red pepper flakes

fresh thyme

salt and pepper to taste

Parmesan cheese


Rinse and shell shrimp – store in refrigerator until ready to cook.

Rinse green beans and cut stem ends off.

Begin heating water in large pot for gnocchi.

Heat oil in large fry pan, add onion and garlic and saute on low.

Increase temperature of fry pan to high, add shrimp to fry pan.

Sprinkle shrimp with dried red pepper flakes, dash of salt and pepper.

Heat shrimp on each side for 90 seconds or until pink.

When shrimp cooked, remove shrimp, onion and garlic to a bowl and cover with aluminum foil.

To boiling water in large pot add gnocchi. Cooked as directed on package.

In same fry pan slowly melt the Gorgonzola cheese on low heat.

Add half and half to fry pan and stir.

When gnocchi floats to surface add the green beans until gnocchi is fully cooked (about 2 minutes).

Drain water from gnocchi pot and add the gnocchi and beans to the melted cheese fry pan.

Add shrimp and onion mixture to fry pan and stir.

Plate gnocchi add thyme garnish and a little sprinkle of Parmesan.

Sit back and enjoy a great home cooked easy dinner!


I experienced my Halloween ritual again. It’s uncanny almost like Groundhog Day. Every year I hold off buying candy because the year before I got maybe 4 kids. And every year I get weak kneed on the afternoon of Halloween. So as usual, late in the day of the 31st, I ran out and bought 3 bags of candy. For sure this would be the year the trick and treat ghosts would come in waves.

I opened my bags of candy about 5:30 to be ready for the little kids that come out early. But, no little one’s showed. OK, maybe the wave would come in one mixed age group. I would be ready for anything! Front light on, deck lights on, sun setting, bring it on!

But no one came.   And to make it worse we had to leave the house for awhile.

No worries, we decided to leave the bowl of candy by the front door with a little sign saying “please take a piece of candy”.  That would guarantee many happy little faces.

Upon our return to the house She Who Must Be Obeyed went to the front door and retrieved the candy bowl and ……the bowl was FULL.

OK that’s it, next year I will steel myself and forgo buying candy ….right up until the afternoon of October 31 when I will no doubt hurry off to the store to buy the candy for all the kids that will come to our door!

Good Eating and Table Talk,


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