Garlic Pasta Sauce Taste-off

Garlic Pasta Sauce Taste-off

My personal truth is that I rarely buy pasta sauce from a jar.  It’s so easy to make from either a can of chopped tomatoes…

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Penne, Corn and Peppers

Penne, Corn and Peppers

With Garlic and Basil Simple and bright, serve hot or cold for a versitle pasta creation.   Use jarred roasted peppers (from the grocery isle) and  Trader…

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Basil Pesto

Basil Pesto

Basil Pesto Adapted from Giada de Laurentiis Giada has created a lovely and classic basil pesto.  Her version calls for Parmigiano Reggiano, but I’ve used…

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The Greek Goddess Remix

The Greek Goddess Remix

With Artichoke Hearts, Feta and Kalamata Olives This is a great deli/picnic/potluck recipe because it goes like this: saute peppers and onion, boil pasta and…

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Carbonara On The Lighter Side

Carbonara On The Lighter Side

  Serves 4 Ingredients: 1 Lb pasta of your choice 1 cup Parmegiano-Reggiano (zested/microplaned 1/4 Lb Pancetta, diced 1 tablespoon olive oil 4 eggs, beaten…

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Carbonara: The Facts Behind the Food

Carbonara: The Facts Behind the Food

 Carbonara is about three things: pancetta, Parmigiano Reggiano and freshly cracked pepper.  This being said, it’s SO important to keep your ingredients high quality.  Be…

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Try a new grain: Spelt

Try a new grain: Spelt

“What is spelt?”  Spelt is a nutty flavored ancient grain related to wheat.  Spelt has been around since 7,000BC, served in Germany as dinkel.  Although…

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A Bike Ride in Lucca

A Bike Ride in Lucca

When I was in Italy, my roommate and I were told to visit Lucca, take the train and rent a bicycle to ride around the…

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