Pancetta Penna ala Vodka

Everyone’s favorite Penne ala Vodka is very easily made using a store-bought vodka, which if you read my site religiously (A. Thank You and B.), you know I’m totally a fan of taking shortcuts. BUT, and I mean this seriously, BUT there is a HUGE different between a fresh batch of vodka sauce and yourContinue reading “Pancetta Penna ala Vodka”

BASIC Lasagna

There’s a time and a place for everything, right? And sometimes we just don’t have time to make a b├ęchamel and go crazy with our homemade lasagna – but that doesn’t mean it won’t be delicious. Here’s my simple tricks for the BEST basic lasagna. SHOPPING LIST: 2 boxes of lasagna noodles, 1 32 oz.Continue reading “BASIC Lasagna”

Lemon + Thyme Shrimp Scampi

This is like one of those dishes where you go to the store specifically for seafood because you want a light dinner but it’s still freezing outside so you want something warm and satisfying and trust me, nothings HITS like a perfectly buttery shrimp scampi. Serve on its own or over a bowl of yourContinue reading “Lemon + Thyme Shrimp Scampi”

Cacio e Pepe Kugel

I went there and I ain’t ever going back. To be honest, I’ve never really been a fan of a sweet noodle kugel, so it was time to amend tradition to the likes of my family and myself and BOY OH BOY is this a winner. Also, SUPER easy to make, so I’m typing upContinue reading “Cacio e Pepe Kugel”

SPICY Lobster Vodka Pasta

What says Saturday night like vodka and pasta?! Sounds like a party to me! While I’m always singing the praises of using your favorite store-bought products to make life easier, this vodka sauce is from SCRATCH and it actually makes a world of difference. As always, feel free to omit the lobster if it’s notContinue reading “SPICY Lobster Vodka Pasta”

Macaroni Pie

In college my friend used to whip up his famous “macaroni and cheese” using milk, American cheese and angel hair pasta. So simple yet so satisfying. This is sort of an homage to that, but more so it’s just an interesting way of serving a spaghetti side-dish in a unique, sliced manner. I put myContinue reading “Macaroni Pie”

Macadamia Nut Pesto

Remember that incredible Blackberry Salad with the macadamia nuts?! Well I had some leftover macadamias and the ONLY good thing my house renters did was leave me a ton of fresh basil so it only seemed natural to riff on a classic pesto (which usually has pine nuts). SHOPPING LIST: fresh basil, macadamia nuts, choppedContinue reading “Macadamia Nut Pesto”

Spaghetti Carbonara

The other night my daughter wanted a side of eggs with her pasta. It felt like the right time to educate her on the origins of my absolute favorite pasta dish. I touched on this a bit in my Cauliflower Carbonara recipe, how my favorite version ever is at Maccheroni in Rome – but let’sContinue reading “Spaghetti Carbonara”

Creamed Corn + Crab Pasta

My husband loves crab pasta. So when I’m feeling like a sport (ha!) I’ll grab a pound of lump crab meat. My typical crab pasta recipe is essentially the same as the Lemon Ravioli (a la Misi) – with a boatload of crab thrown in at the last minute. But you know me – alwaysContinue reading “Creamed Corn + Crab Pasta”

Creamy Bacon Walnut Pasta

One of my favorite things to do is re-purpose things in new and creative ways. Last week I made the traditional Georgian Salad – which is covered with an herb-less walnut pesto-like dressing. I had a bunch of the walnut dressing leftover and wanted to think outside of the box. It was a dreary dayContinue reading “Creamy Bacon Walnut Pasta”