Cookbook author Michael Pollan wrote in 2006, “never eat anything that your great-great-great grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food.” Read on for a pasta recipe that is easy, but still made from real food, unlike dehydrated boxed meals!
On a rainy night, a warm one-pot pasta meal hits the spot. Our soup…it does, too! Here are some recipes for both, including a new recipe for winter vegetable-ricotta pasta!
A perfect soup for fall, full of Italian herbs and spices, tender cheese tortellini, vegetables, and flavorful chicken. Also, I have a new vintage treasure to share with you…a piece of Le Creuset cookware! Come check it all out!
Cooking together and eating around our little oval maple dining table were some of the best times in our house when I was growing up; I’ve told you before about the luscious crab cakes my family made the day we netted blue crabs on St. Joe Beach, about my mom’s fabulous fried chicken, and about… Continue reading Dad’s linguine with Italian sausage
Mario Batali teaches me (via the magic of the small screen) how to make the best meatballs ever, and I pair them with my easy-to-make stuffed shells! Delizioso!
How about an easy-to-make and easy-to-eat pasta for dinner? This is one that I’ve made three times over the past month. It’s simple: put some fresh tomatoes across the bottom of your skillet, top with dry pasta and some veggies and spices, pour water over the whole thing, and stir as it cooks for nine… Continue reading Dinner in 10: One pan spicy tomato pasta
There are versions of comfort food in every culture. For some, it’s macaroni and cheese, while for others, it’s garlic soup or lentil stew. I never really thought much about the comfort food of other countries until recently. I love my own comfort food, like buttermilk biscuits or the aforementioned macaroni and cheese. But then… Continue reading Spaghetti carbonara: Italy’s comfort food
There is something simple and nostalgic about Mason jars. I love their simple, shiny clean look, and how they hold the promise of something delicious held over from the garden’s harvest. John Mason invented and patented the first glass jar with a screw-on cap in 1858, and though he didn’t make much money from his… Continue reading Mason Jar love: Simple layered salads & other fun ideas
In the summertime, when we are all blessedly swimming in fresh tomatoes, whether homegrown or from the farmers market, we eat our fair share of tomato sandwiches, salads, and the like. But what else can you do with fresh-off-the-vine tomatoes? This year, we have something new to do with those gorgeous, juicy orbs. It’s my… Continue reading Simple pasta alla checca
I’ve been missing my mom lately, and comforting myself at times with food that reminds me of her. Do you ever do that? Crave a meal or dish or dessert that reminds you of someone you love? Food is closely tied to our memories. Almost every time someone mentions, for instance, their grandmother, they’ll say… Continue reading 7-minute side dish: skillet-roasted potato dumplings