Category Archives: pasta

meatballs and red sauce

as a little girl, i spent most of my time in the kitchen watching my italian nana cook. she made a delicious red sauce that i’m still chasing to this day. culinary school taught me all the nuances of sauce … Continue reading

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ricotta gnocchi

after taking much of the summer off, i’m back to cooking and blogging! i meant to make a grand entrance in early fall and wow you with all my fabulous autumnal recipes, but soon realized that i had a stack … Continue reading

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carbonara classico

Out for dinner with my sister last week, to get away from the husbands and the three year olds, our conversation, after talking about the husbands and three year olds of course, drifted to food and recipes. Big shocker there! … Continue reading

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orzo in the style of risotto

when it comes to cooking, all of us have that dish that we shy away from making because of its reputation as difficult. but just like most of the catholic school girls i know, that reputation is usually more myth … Continue reading

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stuffed shells are not just for sundays

growing up in a household, complete with an italian grandmother, definitely came with some fantastic culinary advantages. my interest in “all things food” started at a very early age and was fed and cultivated by helping my nana in the … Continue reading

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pantry pasta

it’s that time of year when i start storing away pantry items like a gourmet squirrel. it seems like there is never enough time in the day to get everything done and make dinner as well. whenever the holiday season … Continue reading

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the mac and cheese recipe you’ve always wanted

i am such a creature of habit. as soon as the weather starts to get cold, all i want to cook and eat is old comfort food classics. it’s only november and i’ve already made my chicken pot pies twice, … Continue reading

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bolognese sauce

my italian half has taken over and it won’t be satisfied until i feed it a slow simmered bolognese sauce. my version allows you to go about your day, free as a bird, because you won’t be standing over a … Continue reading

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dumplings for dinner

since i made chicken stock this week, i thought i’d do a couple of posts highlighting chicken stock as a main ingredient. these dumplings are served swimming in a bath of reduced chicken stock and fresh parsley. i made the … Continue reading

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green olives in my cupboard

in lieu of making sad, uninspired dishes because grocery prices have gone through the roof, i’m trying to tap into my “inner italian” and make simple pasta dishes that pack a wallop with taste but use ingredients i already have … Continue reading

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