pasta recipes

There are 461 recipes on this site. Most are pretty simple, but a few are complex, with longer ingredient lists and a call for fancier methods and tools. I have made – and photographed – every one of these recipes, some countless times. We’ve had clear winners, disappointing losers and a handful of meh. I’ve tried my best to ensure only the winners make it to you. When I’m scratching my chin wondering what’s for dinner, these 461 recipes are the first I consult. But a funny thing has happened between the time I posted the first recipe (this one!) and the most recent (you don’t want to miss this one, trust me). [click to continue…]



With Memorial Day quickly approaching, the farmers markets that have been closed for the winter are back up and running. It’s great to see familiar faces (both the farmers and the neighbors who’ve been hibernating) and the tables piled high with arugula, asparagus and strawberries. [click to continue…]



What’s for Dinner?

November 24, 2011 · 0 comments

At this moment, you probably can’t even think about dinner. You just finished a huge Thanksgiving feast and if you’re anything like the people I’m related to, you’ve made a late night snack out of the leftovers. Good for you. Now, it’s time to return to cleaner eating before the winter holiday parties kick into overdrive. After a heavy holiday dinner, I like to go light and meatless for a week or so. This week’s recipes are hearty, yet vegetable-centric and healthy. [click to continue…]



Yukon Gold Potato Menus

September 30, 2011

SUNDAY Potato, Rosemary and Garlic Focaccia with Green Salad MONDAY Grilled Gruyere Sandwiches with Asian Pear and Sage Roasted Tomato Soup TUESDAY Potato Curry with Green Beans and Tofu with Basmati Rice WEDNESDAY Beef Tenderloin with Fresh Thyme Potato Chive Risotto THURSDAY Parmesan Pasta with Chicken and Rosemary THE WEEKEND SPLURGE Banana Pumpkin Oat Bars

Birthday List

September 29, 2011

MOST VIEWED RECIPE Summer Squash Shells with Ricotta MOST FUN TO MAKE Homemade Ricotta BEST PHOTOS Blackberry Pop Tarts MOST SURPRISING HIT WITH KIDS Curried Eggplant with Chickpeas MOST LIKELY TO IMPRESS YOUR FRIENDS Turkey Roast with Prosciutto, Prunes and Sage MOST LIKELY TO BE REPEATED YEAR ROUND Linguine with Pesto Rustico MOST LIKELY TO MAKE MY HUSBAND GROAN (IN A BAD WAY)  Mixed Grains with Tofu, Lemon and Arugula MOST LIKELY TO MAKE MY HUSBAND GROAN (IN A GOOD WAY!) Turkey Tacos LEAST LIKELY TO BECOME LEFTOVERS Roast Chicken with Bread Salad MOST LIKELY TO BE GIFTED Homemade Granola