From the category archives:


Bolognese Carbonara

May 11, 2008

Bolognese alla Carbonara Bucatini I’m not too sure what to call this recipe, for it is not a traditional bolognese, and it is certainly not a traditional carbonara.  On the other hand, it combines elements of both of these dishes into a hearty, satisfying pasta fitting for Sunday dinner. I start with a base of good quality Italian Sausage, […]

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Giada De Laurentiis Strikes Again

December 30, 2007
Orechiette with Sausage, Beans, and Mascarpone

Orechiette with Sausage, Beans, and Mascarpone There are few episodes of “Everyday Italian” that I watch that do not inspire me to make something… immediately.  We affectionately call Giada the “Skinny Italian Chick” around these parts.  We watch her Food Network show, get really hungry, and refuse to believe that she eats more than the […]

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Mediterranean Couscous

August 22, 2006

The other day I was browsing through the bulk foods section of Whole Foods and I came across Isreali Couscous. It is much bigger than your typical couscous. This is a good thing, because while I do like to cook with couscous, sometimes the texture is just not what I am looking for – it […]

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Colorful Pasta

September 22, 2004

When we are looking for a quick and easy yet flavorful meal for dinner, we typically turn to a simple pasta dish – the simpler the better. It is a great way to clean out your refrigerator while preparing a satisfying meal in under 20 minutes. This is particularly true when we are looking for […]

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Pasta, Potatoes and Pesto

August 9, 2004

We don’t grocery shop like most people. We very seldom shop for more than one meal at a time. Because we have our CSA box, in the summer almost any produce we use we already have. If we need tomatoes or peppers we go out to the backyard and pick them. This usually leaves meat […]

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