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Penne with Tomatoes, Pesto and Artichokes

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Ingredients

1 6- or 7-ounce jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained
3 tablespoons reserved artichoke marinade
1 large onion, chopped
3 large garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes, with juice
1/2 cup prepared pesto
12 ounces penne pasta, freshly cooked
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese and extra for topping
Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

Heat marinade in large, heavy pot over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; saute until onion is tender, about 7 minutes. Add tomatoes and juice and artichoke hearts. Simmer until sauce thickens slightly, about 8 minutes. Add pesto; simmer for 1 more minute. Mix in pasta and 1/3 cup Parmesan. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Transfer to large bowl and serve immediately. Top with more Parmesan to taste.

Linnea McGowan, Rock Island



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  Today is Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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