Category Archives: Pasta

Pork Loin Cacciatore

Chicken and rabbit have been traditional meats in Cacciatore forever, but recently when I’d done all the prep work for the dish, only to realize I’d accidentally thawed pork loin not chicken. I decided to give it a go. As … Continue reading

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Asian Meatballs and Noodles with *Pot Stickers

While pork is traditionally used for many Asian dishes, meatballs for this dish are made with ground turkey, not pork.  Chicken can be substituted, but turkey has bolder flavors that are only enhanced by the toss with Asian sauce and noodles. … Continue reading

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Scallops and Linguini in Garlic Butter Pan Sauce

Scallops and Linguini in Garlic Butter Pan Sauce While this dinner will probably satisfy nearly every adult seafood lover (with minor adaptations) it may not qualify as a favorite of younger eaters.  It is sufficiently delicious to give it a … Continue reading

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Polpette in salsa di peperone dolce (Meatballs/ Sweet Pepper Sauce )

Meat Balls in Sweet Pepper Sauce Once you try meatballs in sweet pepper sauce, you’ll never want any other kind. Easy to make and  quick to cook, these luscious meatballs are ideal for impromptu hot appetizers, but don’t be misled; … Continue reading

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Quick Linguini in Clam Sauce

Quick Linguini in Clam Sauce                               Serves 4 Pasta 8 ounces dry linguini 6 quarts of water 2 tablespoon kosher salt (maybe more) drizzle of extra virgin … Continue reading

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Farfalle Strati

Farfalle Strati Ingredients: 3 tbs. evoo (extra virgin olive oil) 1 c. sliced artichoke hearts (young tender) 1 c. thinly sliced zucchini sliced lengthwise (young tender) 3 cups fresh spinach (thoroughly washed and dried) 1 c. onion, roughly chopped 2 … Continue reading

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7 Days-7 Easy Ways “Italian” Style

Prologue A great marinara is essential as a base for many Italian dishes and as all good Italians (and lovers of all things Italian) know, marinara’s origin = alla marinara or “sailor-style”. “What has that to do with our dish,” you might ask? … Continue reading

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Roasted Vegetable Pasta Salad

A meat-free diet is so much easier to adopt when the food is made so beautiful and luscious that your palate has no anticipation or expectation of anything more. This pasta salad truly fills the bill and will be one … Continue reading

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Spaghetti Marinara w/Sausage and Peppers

Marinara w/Sausage and Peppers 1/2 cup Extra-Virgin Olive oil 2 small onions, diced 2 carrots, peeled and finely diced 2 stalks celery, finely diced 2 large garlic cloves, finely diced 2 tsp. dried sweet basil (rub to crush between palms) 1/2 tsp. each sea salt … Continue reading

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Baked Blue Cheese Macaroni w/Mushrooms

Blue Cheese Mac with Mushrooms All grown up with cultured flavors and the addition of white wine to the sauce, this Mac and Cheese is truly the way to any blue cheese lovers heart.  Try it, you’ll love it.  With a … Continue reading

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