I have probably mentioned it before, but mac & cheese and risotto are my absolute favorite comfort foods. A well executed mac recipe will put me right in my happy place. The Mac + Cheese Cookbook has a place of honor in my cookbook rotation. I mean, a cookbook full of mac & cheese recipes? Yes please. […]
Sometimes one is in the mood for a nice pasta with white wine sauce and seafood. David and I were in such a mood the other night, and this lovely pasta dish from Giada de Laurentiis was just the thing we were craving. This is one of those dishes that is easy to tweak to […]
Although this recipe tips toward the decadently rich side of the scales, it is one of the tastiest mac’n cheeses I’ve had in a while. It is comfort food at its finest. For lack of more eloquent terms, I like my macaroni and cheese more “saucy” and less “glutinous”- by glutinous I mean baked macaroni […]
I have never cooked Fregola before, and I have to say it was a delightful experience. Fregola is a type of Sardinian pasta similar to Israeli (or pearl) couscous. It is made up of semolina dough that has been rolled into tiny, little balls and oven-toasted. If you can’t find fregola I think pearl couscous would […]
Fettuccine is my favorite noodle and here it is mixed with garlicky carrot and zucchini ribbons. Genius!!! This meal took about 15 minutes to make and it was delicious. I think I will be making it quite frequently!
Rumor has it, at one time the scent of this delectable Italian dish wafting out of brothels would entice prospective customers. That may or may not be true, but I think there could be a point to the lore. This was the most pleasing pasta dish I’ve eaten since Bucatini Carbonara. It certainly does smell amazing and […]
I love a good pasta salad, and this recipe from Saveur is delicious. It’s very easy to assemble. Just a little bit of prep work and voilà- a delicious lunch, dinner, or picnic accompaniment. from: Saveur serves: 4-6
This is an easy meal to make for a weeknight dinner and if you have any leftover it will be good the next day for lunch, even cold. The cheese-filled tortellini, blanched broccoli, toasted pine nuts, briny olives, and salted feta taste delicious together. I will definitely be making this again! slightly adapted from: Super […]