Orecchiette with Sausage and Broccoli Rabe

Orecchiette with Sausage and Broccoli Rabe

Sausage and broccoli rabe is a great combination. Even if you are not a big broccoli rabe eater, you need to try them together. The contrast between the bitterness of the broccoli rabe and the sweet Italian sausage just works. One of my favorite sausages of all time...
Penne Filetto di Pomodoro

Penne Filetto di Pomodoro

Filetto di Pomodoro, with prosciutto and onion, is a rustic and hearty tomato sauce that goes great over penne or your favorite pasta shape. Filetto di Pomodoro is the first of my Dad’s recipes from the restaurant that I learned to cook well. I worked as a...
Aglio e Olio

Aglio e Olio

Pasta Aglio e Olio, or oil and garlic, is quick easy and delicious. A perfect combination! Aglio e Olio Mondays used to be a thing in our house, but we drifted away from that, replacing it with takeout way too often. Well, it’s time to get back to basics....
Trenette al Pesto

Trenette al Pesto

In modern times the term Pesto has become a generic name for just about any combination of herbs blended with garlic, olive oil, nuts and cheese. However, the original Pesto is from Genoa in the Liguria region of Italy and is basil based and contains pignoli (pine...
Garganelli with Fresh Ricotta and Grape Tomatoes

Garganelli with Fresh Ricotta and Grape Tomatoes

A few weeks back I was talking to my Mom about quick and easy pasta dishes. She mentioned that my grandfather used to make pasta and toss it with fresh ricotta cheese, a little grated pecorino and salt & pepper. I thought that was a great idea and planned on...
Tortellini alla Panna

Tortellini alla Panna

When I went to the pasta shop this weekend to buy tortellini, I noticed that they had two types – meat and cheese. This seemed odd to me because I had always know those little rings of pasta as being stuffed with meat. Back when I was working at my Father’s...

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