cook | spicy linguine with clams.

I love making linguine with clams–and I like to change it up; sometimes a red sauce, sometimes a white wine one. This one was made with some leftover tomato sauce I had in the freezer and needed to use up. I added white wine, garlic, spicy red pepper flakes, parm, and a little basil beforeContinue reading “cook | spicy linguine with clams.”

cook | saffron pasta with zoodles.

Man! This dish! A new one I tried twice this late summer and definitely one to go in my regular rotation mostly because zucchini are plentiful and you can get them any season and not notice a lesser quality like tomatoes, for example. This pasta recipe using a combiation of bucatini and zoodles (that’s zucchiniContinue reading “cook | saffron pasta with zoodles.”

weeknight dinner | pappardelle with clams.

This was a simple, quick, but super delicious weeknight dinner. All together, it took about 20 minutes, from start to finish. Little necks, and any other clams for that matter, are readily available and cheap around these parts. Hello, weeknight dinner. It’s simple, throw tons of garlic, parsley, red pepper flakes, and olive oil intoContinue reading “weeknight dinner | pappardelle with clams.”

pea, prosciutto | pasta.

The other week, I made this really simple dinner courtesy Smitten Kitchen. I love the genius way you freeze the fresh tortellini and then cook them like pot stickers–first browning them in oil over a hissing pan, and then finishing them with a quick steam. Genius. The mint, fresh squeezed lemon juice, and dollop ofContinue reading “pea, prosciutto | pasta.”

prosciutto / peas / shaved parm.

A quick meal whipped up last night with random ingredients I had in my fridge. I’m definitely one of those cooks that often creates wonder when not following a recipe, but a general concept, and bending it to what I have on hand. Going with the gut, that is! And I’m a cookbook gal. Sure,Continue reading “prosciutto / peas / shaved parm.”

This dish won’t be a leftover for long…but makes a good one nontheless!

There’s nothing I love more than a giant bowl of pasta. But sometimes you don’t want the standard red sauce, so I opt for pastas like my “Turkey Sausage with Broccoli Rab Farfalle”, which is something I pretty much concocted after I got sick of Giada’s brilliant version, which has peas instead of broccoli, mushrooms,Continue reading “This dish won’t be a leftover for long…but makes a good one nontheless!”