Tomato-Basil Chicken and Whole Wheat Gnocchi

Mmm! I love gnocchi and Tomato-Basil anything. Can’t wait to try this one.

Dinner of Herbs

Tomato-Basil Chicken and Whole Wheat Gnocchi  Dinner of Herbs

Most of this meal was grown in my parents’ garden.

chicken and green pepper

After spending fall break with my family, I was sent back armed with homegrown tomatoes, basil, and green peppers.  I decided gnocchi would be a good change from the expected pasta.  Sure, it is not a huge difference, but it is amazing how tiny changes can make a big difference.


I only added a little bit of tomato paste because I did not want a lot of tomato sauce to overwhelm the gnocchi and green pepper, and I knew that a lot of sauce would ruin the crispiness of the gnocchi.  I did the tomato and green pepper separately because I wanted the green pepper to be pleasantly soft, but I did not want the tomatoes to cook down to mush.  The green peppers did very well being cooked with the chicken.

Without further ado:

The Recipe


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My First Review!!

The first review for Chasing Nightmares came in last night and I am SQUEEE-ling with delight.  Tina Chan over at had so many wonderful things to say about the book (like “I was literally reading it every second I had to spare” that I had a hard time picking just one paragraph to post here.  I hope you will click through to read all her 4-starry goodness.

4-Star Review

4-Star Review

To me, this was a very Edgar Allen-like type of story: creepy with a touch of madness. If you like reading writing such as “The Tell-Tale Heart” or “Fall of the House of the Usher”, you will probably like Chasing Nightmares. I guess the main difference between Edgar’s writing and Donahue’s is that Donahue’s is much more to the point. Both, however, have that same atmosphere of edginess/horror.

via Book Reviews by Tina Chan.