Category Archives: pasta

Marcella Hazan Tomato Sauce

It’s been a long time friends… 2016- rough stuff.  But I’m digging out- which means cookbook club is back in full swing and I’m celebrating with a blog post.  (gasp) We had our first meeting in AGES last night and … Continue reading

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Spaghetti Alla Carbonara & Amante cocktail

I have been a bit of a slacker lately. I missed the last cookbook because of hand surgery…and this time I don’t really have much of an excuse besides just not prioritizing cooking! OH THE SHAME! I did however make … Continue reading

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Orzo Salad

I made the orzo salad the other night. Like children, I like being tricked into eating vegetables.  Steamed broccoli, parmesan, pine nuts, and olive oil get whizzed in the food processor to make a pesto-like paste.   It gets tossed … Continue reading

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Conchiglie di Pasta Ripiene

or Stuffed Pasta Shells The blurb on this in the book calls it “an Italian comfort food classic!”  I couldn’t agree More. This is the first dish I am making- and I am not making it for ten people, so … Continue reading

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Sweet Peas and Shells Alfredo

No photos this time…I was so hungry I forgot. By the time we were done it was all gone. So obviously this one was tasty. 🙂 First off, shelling peas. No wonder why you see old ladies sitting on their … Continue reading

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Couscous Salad with Lemon-Soaked Grilled Chicken

II haven’t been posting much- but I sure have been eating a lot. All summer we look for things that are easy to transport.  This is going to be one of our go-to portable and satisfying meals. I used Israeli … Continue reading

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Pasta a la Vodka

I am WAY behind on posts. Time to get with the swing of things. Tried the pasta a la vodka. a.  Who doesn’t love pasta? b.  Who doesn’t love vodka? Seems like the perfect combo.  Plus, the last time Mark … Continue reading

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