Category: Pasta

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 […]

Pappardelle With Wild Mushrooms

Pappardelle With Wild Mushrooms

Pasta served with a shallot white wine sauce is much lighter than the cream-based alternatives that permeate Americanized Italian food.  Paired with mushrooms, the sauce has a rich, earthy flavor.  I served this dish recently at a dinner party for vegetarian friends.  Preparation was easy.  I […]