Category: Pasta

Pumpkin Pasta

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I’m eating this pasta as I type. I refrained from eating more than a bite or two while I was photographing so I could save it for dinner. It’s creamy, has a hint of spice, and it tastes like fall. It feels like the kind Continue Reading

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Carrot Pasta with Tarragon

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If I told you that this was another dish where versatility is key, would you be surprised? It’s the way that I cook, so as often as possible, I will offer alternatives. Just in case it’s a different season when you read this post, in Continue Reading

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Chicken Noodle Soup

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I know that Chicken Noodle Soup is one of those meals that’s made when someone feels under the weather. But, I want to enjoy it any day. It’s just so good. It starts with some chicken that’s cooked in a bit of olive oil. The Continue Reading

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Broccoli and Cauliflower Stem “Pasta”

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You ever have one of those nights when you’re all ready to make dinner and then you realize that you’re missing one of the key ingredients? I know I have. Just today I realized that I don’t have enough beans to make the Enchilada Casserole Continue Reading

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Vegetarian Lasagne

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  I think that homemade pasta is one of the most rewarding things to eat. Maybe after baguettes… maybe tied. In any case, gosh it’s good. Every time I make it I swear that I’m never buying pasta again (and then I totally do). Since Continue Reading

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End of the Week Pasta

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It’s nearing the end of the week. And the cupboards are a little bare, the pantry is kinda empty, the produce drawers are filled with distant memories (and a few stray veggies).  Sound familiar? Maybe this only happens at our house.  In any case, I’ve Continue Reading

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Melanzane with Pasta (Eggplant with Pasta)

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  There’s something to be said about simple summer meals. For this I often go with pasta. What better way to do pasta than with light summer veggies.  Any combination of veggies will do. I’m a big fan of zucchini almost any way I can Continue Reading

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Deconstructed Lasagne

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This is an ode to lasagne.  Or lasagna.  I don’t really care how you spell it. What matters is that it tastes amazing.  But, it’s a lazy lasagne. It’s a quick and easy lasagne. It’s a lasagne whose best parts have taken apart and reassembled. Continue Reading

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Snap Pea Pasta

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Can one ever get enough sugar snap peas? They don’t usually make it to dinner time at our house.  When they’re in season, I can’t stop eating them for snack. I may have a problem. Especially since they’re so incredibly good paired with crunchy almonds and Continue Reading

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Feel Better Soup

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It seems like every year around this time people get worn down by cold and flu season.  I don’t like that sickness has a season.  As the main cooker and food maker in our home, I try to help us to avoid sickness by keeping Continue Reading

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Daikon Fettuccine with Tomato Basil Sauce

Ingredients: Daikon radish 1 15 ounce can tomatoes 3 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 1-2 tsp sugar 1 tbsp chopped fresh basil leaves salt ground black pepper 1-2 tsp rosemary, chopped Instructions:   With a vegetable peeler remove the outer skin of Continue Reading

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Garlic Scape Pesto

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Ingredients:  1/4 cup toasted pine nuts 3/4 cup chopped garlic scapes juice and zest from half a lemon 1/2 a teaspoon of salt, pepper to taste 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese Instructions: Blend pine nuts, garlic scapes, lemon juice, lemon zest, and salt and pepper Continue Reading

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Roasted Vegetable Pasta Primavera

Ingredients: 4 tbsp plus 1 tsp olive oil 2 shallots or onion you have 4 cloves fresh garlic, minced 2 carrots, sliced into thin half moons 8 ounce mushrooms sliced ½ lb sugar snap peas 2 summer squash halved and cut into half moons 1–2 Continue Reading

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Angel Hair or Bow Tie Pasta Salad

Ingredients: 1 pound pasta 1 cup fresh asparagus tips 4 teaspoon fresh garlic diced or minced ¼ cup olive oil Salt and pepper to taste 1 bunch dill, chopped 1 cup diced tomatoes or sun dried tomatoes Thinly sliced radishes are optional Instructions: Cook pasta according to Continue Reading

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Potato and Cauliflower Casserole

Ingredients: 2 large potatoes, peeled & chopped 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets 3 Tbsp butter 3 Tbsp flour 1 cup heavy cream 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese Salt and pepper to taste Instructions: Lightly grease a medium casserole dish.  Boil potatoes until tender but still firm.  Continue Reading

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Tomato Sauce

Ingredients: 2 to 3 whole tomatoes quartered (cherry tomatoes may be used) 3 to 4 cloves garlic ½ cup fresh basil leaves (rosemary or thyme may also be added) Salt to taste ½ cup olive oil Instructions: Place ingredients in shallow baking dish for 30 minutes at Continue Reading

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Fettuccine with English Peas

Ingredients: ½ cup vegetable stock ¼ tsp sea salt 2-3 cups English peas 2 cups whole milk ½ cup basil leaves torn and loosely packed ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese Fettuccine Instructions: Bring the stock to a boil and place 1 ½ cup peas in and bring Continue Reading

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Sausage, Zucchini and Pepper Pasta

Ingredients: 8 ounce package penne pasta 1/8 tsp black pepper ½ pound sausage 1 tbsp chopped hot peppers ¼ onion, diced ¼ c Marsala wine 1 tbsp garlic chives 1-2 bell peppers, chopped 2 tbsp olive oil 1-2 zucchini squash, diced ¼ tsp oregano ½ cup Continue Reading

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Butternut Squash Risotto

Ingredients: 3 c peeled and diced butternut squash  4 cups chicken broth ½ cup shallots, diced  1 tbsp olive oil 2 cups mushrooms, sliced  1 tbsp garlic, minced 1 cup Arborio rice  1 tbsp thyme leaves 1 tbsp sage, minced  ½ cup fresh or frozen peas Continue Reading

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Baked Ziti and Veggies

Ingredients: 4 ounces uncooked ziti pasta                            1 tbsp olive oil 2 cups tomato sauce 3 cups chopped yellow and green squash       ½ chopped onion 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese                   2 tbsp chopped fresh basil 2 tbsp chopped oregano                                     Continue Reading

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