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Easy Rigatoni

November 14, 2011


It has been a very long time since I have posted, so I will post a quick and delicious pasta dish. I hardly use rigatoni pasta, but when I do, I am reminded how good it is. I took three main ingredients that I had and tossed them together to make a slightly different than […]

Sunday Dinner: Butternut Squash and Pancetta Risotto

September 18, 2011


With the cooler fall weather settling in this weekend I was inspired to make a fall like Sunday dinner.  I have been trying to perfect my butternut squash and pancetta risotto and I think I got pretty close this week.  In the past, I have tried Barefoot Contessa’s method of roasting the squash in the […]

Spaghetti con Pomodori Freschi

August 16, 2011


After spending the last two weeks in Italy, I am definitely missing the fresh tomato sauce that is oh so common at every table.  I have had this tomato sauce press sitting in my closet since May, just waiting for my own tomatoes to ripen so that I could use it.  Unfortunately, the chipmunks have […]

Homemade Pappardelle Pasta for Papa

June 19, 2011


Since today was a special day (Father’s Day), it called for a special meal.  I love making homemade pasta.  It is easy to make, just requires some time.  This dish was inspired by one of my all time favorite dishes I have ever had in Italy.  This past fall we visited Siena for the day […]

Rigatoni con Pomodori

June 16, 2011


The original plan tonight was to make some nice spaghetti with tomato sauce.  Unfortunately, when I looked in my pantry there was only half a pound of spaghetti- and that just wouldnt do.  We needed leftovers for lunch so I switched to using rigatoni.  You can obviously use any type of pasta with this sauce.  […]

Spaghetti a la Carbonara

May 22, 2011


This Roman pasta is one of James’ favorites- and when the ingredients include bacon, eggs and pasta- can you blame him?  It is super easy and super rich.  Eat sparingly because there is no way this pasta is healthy!!!  Since the eggs cook when the pasta and bacon are added, be sure that both are […]

Penne a la Vodka per il giorno della Mamma

May 8, 2011


Today we celebrated Mother’s Day at our house.  I was in charge of making the pasta.  I made Penne a la Vodka and was requested to put some peas and prosciutto in it to make it a little more fancy.  I normally don’t like adding peas to my vodka sauce, but gave it a try.  […]