Category: Pasta

Pesto Sauce

Pesto Sauce

They say pesto sauce originated in Genoa, the capital city of Liguria, Italy.  But this simple sauce can actually be traced  to the ancient Romans. Romans made a very similar dish called “moretum,” a spread made of garlic, cheese, herbs, olive oil, vinegar and salt. […]

Linguine With Clams

Linguine With Clams

I have always loved linguine with clams, a simple, classic pasta dish. Honestly, what’s not to love? Called linguine alle vongole in Italian, this traditional Italian favorite is the perfect warm weather go-to pasta dish no matter where you live. Widespread and popular on almost every Italian […]

Macaroni And Cheese

Macaroni And Cheese

Let’s talk about macaroni and cheese. It’s not health food, but it is a much-loved comfort dish that has been around a long time. Kids love it, and grown ups love to hate it–but only because they typically love it themselves and can’t resist it. […]

Classic Meatballs With Tomato Sauce, An Essential Recipe

Classic Meatballs With Tomato Sauce, An Essential Recipe

Spaghetti with meatballs and marinara sauce is considered an American family classic.  Many think it is Italian, but isn’t.  Italy does have its own version of meatballs, but they are called “polpettes” and they are not served with pasta.  Unlike traditional American meatballs, polpettes are […]

Bucatini Pasta With Shredded Broccoli, Crispy Bacon And Lemon

Bucatini Pasta With Shredded Broccoli, Crispy Bacon And Lemon

Pasta is an incredible thing.  I love that there are a million ways to make the same type of pasta taste quite different.  I could eat pasta every day.  I could live in Italy and eat homemade pasta for every meal.  But neither of those […]

Easiest Dinner Ever. No-Boil Baked Ziti With Bison Meatballs

Easiest Dinner Ever. No-Boil Baked Ziti With Bison Meatballs

Baked ziti (ziti al forno) is a true comfort food to me.  A warm, baked, cheesy pasta dish bubbling from the oven is true comfort food.  Baked pasta dishes such as this have been around since the Middle Ages where nobles served such dishes at banquets. Once […]