pasta

Asparagus Fettuccini Alfredo

December 17, 2012 Pasta

  I was driving home and caught the end of the Splendid Table on the radio. A caller phoned in asking for a recipe for fettuccini alfredo. As soon as I heard the words fettuccini alfredo, my ears perked up and I took note of each ingredient. I made the recipe as soon as I [...]

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Butter and Garlic Fusilli with Arugula

October 11, 2012 Pasta

I tasted something similar to this dish at a wedding not long ago. It was one of the few vegetarian items on the buffet, and it did not disappoint. I loved the flavors, though I’m certain it had oodles of butter and slogs of oil. My recreation is light with tons of flavor. It takes [...]

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Greek Pesto Pasta

June 25, 2012 Pasta

This pasta dish makes a tasty, super quick dinner option for those nights you don’t feel like cooking much. It’s a riff off my my recipe for Greek pita pizza (which I still eat so often it’s embarrassing) and incredibly flavorful for being such a simple dish. You could easily throw this together in 20 [...]

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Lemony Chickpea Pasta

June 4, 2012 Dinner

The night before we left for Saluda, we packed up the car and crammed clothes into suitcases. There was almost no time for dinner. And it was hot outside, so the oven was a no-go. At the last minute, I threw together this light, summer pasta dish made with almonds, breadcrumbs, lemon juice, and chickpeas- [...]

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Lemony Spinach and Ricotta Pasta

March 31, 2012 Dinner

I find that pasta dishes are ideal when you’re not in the mood to cook. I made this the other night after a long, exhausting day at work. It was one of those times when cooking was the very last thing I wanted to do and so, naturally, my sweet (and sometimes clueless) husband inquired [...]

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Lentil “Meatballs” With Lemon Basil Pesto

February 17, 2012 Dinner

One of my favorite things to make before becoming a vegetarian was turkey meatballs. Sadly, now that I no longer eat meat, I haven’t had a meatball in something like five years. It’s crazy to think how much my diet has changed over the years. I no longer have a taste for meat. In fact, [...]

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Smoked Salmon and Crème Fraiche Linguine

February 1, 2012 Dinner

This may be one of the simplest, quickest dinner recipes I’ve ever posted. It’s a recipe I created while living in a tiny dorm-like apartment in France. I can’t even say it was a studio because it was actually a single, cramped bedroom in a high school where I taught English to French students.  There [...]

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Mozzarella and Black Olive Minestrone

January 2, 2012 Favorites

Look what I scored. I’m a huge fan of olives- any color, any type. I can’t get enough of that salty, briny goodness. This month, Lindsay Olives is celebrating a “Life Should Taste Good” event with Kitchen PLAY and they’ve asked me to join in the celebration. My job for the big event was to [...]

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Easy “Homemade” Tomato Sauce

April 27, 2011 Soups and Stews

I love a good marinara sauce- one that’s slightly sweet and tangy with a pop of oregano and bright red tomatoes. I love nurturing it for hours as the tomatoes cook down on the stove top and the kitchen becomes fragrant and alive with the aroma of garlic and spice. Good homemade tomato sauce is [...]

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Sweet Potato Gnocchi in a Brown Sugar Vanilla Cream Sauce

April 21, 2011 Desserts and Sweets

So, I’m really disappointed. I had taken dozens of glorious photos for this post but somehow managed to delete nearly all of them before they could make it onto my computer. I don’t know exactly what happened. Guess I’ll chock it up to having my head in a million places, running around trying to- as [...]

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