beef · Italian · pasta · pork

Pappardelle alla Bolognese

Pappardelle is a long, broad, flat, hearty noodle that makes it perfect for a bold ragù alla Bolognese.  This ragù originates from Bologna, Italy, and is typically served with tagliatelle, but any wide noodle works nicely with it.  It is also used for traditional lasagna alla Bolognese. This sauce is satisfying and delicious.  It is… Continue reading Pappardelle alla Bolognese

Cheese · Italian · pasta · Vegetarian

Fettucine with Egg, Garlic and Olive Oil

Fettuccine all’uovo, aglio e olio di oliva This dish is simply delicious. The closest dish to which I can compare it is Spaghetti alla Carbonara without the guanciale (bacon).  Growing up we called it “white pasta”. No one could make this dish like my mother. Although the ingredients are very basic, they pack a lot… Continue reading Fettucine with Egg, Garlic and Olive Oil

Italian · pasta · Sea Food

Linguine with Shrimp, Grape Tomatoes in a Light Cream Sauce

Two of my favorite things put together….pasta and shrimp. I created this recipe a few years ago when I was having some friends over for dinner. I wanted to create a recipe with a nice balance of sweet tomato and savory capers enhanced by a light cream sauce. I find that the half and half… Continue reading Linguine with Shrimp, Grape Tomatoes in a Light Cream Sauce

Italian · pasta · Vegetarian

Farfalle with Pesto

Traditional Pesto alla Genovese is made with seven specific ingredients, basil Genovese, Ligurian extra-virgin olive oil, pine nuts, parmigiano reggiano, pecorino cheese, garlic, and salt. There are, however, many variations of pesto that are delicious. I find a mixture of vegetables and nuts make a delicious alternative to the original recipe.  You can use basil,… Continue reading Farfalle with Pesto

Italian · pasta · Vegetarian

Spaghetti with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Cannellini Beans and Zucchini

  Spaghetti con pomodori secchi, fagioli, e zucchini This pasta dish is one of our favorites at home. It is my “go to” when I do not have any other ideas for dinner. I generally have all the ingredients in the house so it is convenient.  Whole wheat spaghetti is also a delicious option if… Continue reading Spaghetti with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Cannellini Beans and Zucchini

Italian · pasta · pork

Bucatini all’Amatriciana

Bucatini all’Amatriciana is a classic Roman dish. The sauce is hardy and pairs perfectly with the thick bucatini pasta.  This is one of my family’s favorite meals.  When we visited Rome this is one dish that we ate multiple times.  This recipe is also very popular with my niece, Jasmine.  She asks me to make… Continue reading Bucatini all’Amatriciana