Pasta with Brussels Sprouts, Butternut Squash and Breakfast Links


I had an extra package of chicken breakfast links in the refrigerator screaming to be eaten.  But it was time to fix dinner.  So,  I played the use whatever is in the refrigerator game.  And She Who Must be Obeyed and G liked the results!  Here’s my easy recipe for Pasta with Brussels Sprouts, Butternut Squash and Breakfast Links.

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Recipe Serves 4


1 lb. Butternut squash – peeled and cubed.

1 lb. Brussels sprouts – loose leaves removed, and stem trimmed.

3/4 lb. Breakfast sausage links.

1/2 lb.  Red onion – thin sliced.

12  Sun dried tomatoes.

1/2 cup Cotija cheese (or Parmesan).

12 oz can Chicken broth.

1/4 cup American Honey Whiskey.

1 Tbsp Dijon mustard.

Salt and Pepper to taste.

16 dry oz Penne Rigate pasta.


Preheat oven to 385 degrees.

Spray Canola Oil on a 9.5 x 13  or so oven baking dish.

Add Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash.

Bake for 20 minutes.

Brown sausage links (don’t overcook because they will be in oven later).

Remove oven dish, turnover Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash, add browned sausage.

Return to oven for 20 minutes.

Mix the chicken broth, American Honey Whiskey, Dijon mustard, and salt and pepper in bowel to form the sauce.

Begin heating water for Penne Rigata.

Remove oven dish, add sauce, onions, and sun dried tomatoes and return to oven for 10 minutes.

Cook pasta per instruction on package and drain.

Plate pasta, top with Brussels Sprouts mixture, and then add cheese garnish.

You just made an easy but fantastic meal!

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I just got VEYRON, the sequel to GOLDPLAY, back from the editor.  I’m really excited by how the second Amber Reyes and Jack Fields adventure is turning out!  We’re still on schedule for a spring release!

In the meantime, get ready for the new book by reading how it all got started in GOLDPLAY.

Good Eating and Table Talk,



The first in series Jack Fields and Amber Reyes adventure novel is available at all major e-book retailers.

Ex-FBI agent Jack Fields and his stunning femme ex-Special Ops partner Amber Reyes, hired to do a security review of a firm that stores gold for the wealthy, fight to thwart an elaborate theft/fraud plan.

Following her tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, as an unofficial Ranger, Amber Reyes is discharged and moves to California. Amber maintains her need for excitement by racing her Ducati motorcycle between cars along the freeways of Southern California. She meets Jack Fields, a seemingly pleasant but older, ex-FBI agent, and together they form 3-D Security.

After four years of intermittent small security jobs, Jack and Amber get their big chance. A London insurance representative contacts them to perform a complete security review at the Isili Corporation gold depository, known by some as the Ft. Knox of the west. The simple job will provide needed cash flow and could just be the opportunity they need to take 3-D Security to the next level.

The simple job soon becomes anything but, as Jack and Amber race to put the clues together to thwart a huge theft and at the same time escape from a relentless criminal mob.

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