Cool: Angel Hair with Broccoli and White Beans
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Cool: Angel Hair with Broccoli and White Beans

I love pasta.  There’s never a time when I’m not in the mood for pasta.  I like it in all forms, with all sauces.  It’s my favorite. The only problem with liking pasta as much as I do, is liking pasta as much as I do.  It’s no secret that a big pasta dinner isn’t … Continue reading

Cook: Quick and Easy Pizza Sticks
Appetizers / Bread / Cheese / Entrees / Holiday Food / Italian Food / Party Food / Quick and Easy / See Hatsie Cook

Cook: Quick and Easy Pizza Sticks

Some may say that this isn’t cooking.  That putting together a string of already made things doesn’t count as a recipe.  That opening a few cans doesn’t constitute “home cooked.” I would submit though, that in the heat of the Holidays, when we’re making lists upon lists of food to prepare and gifts to give … Continue reading

Cook: Skillet Stuffed Jumbo Shells
Cheese / Comfort Food / Fall Recipes / Italian Food / Pasta / Quick and Easy / See Hatsie Cook / turkey / Weeknight Meals

Cook: Skillet Stuffed Jumbo Shells

Italian food is simple.  There’s no denying it–good ingredients combined simply to provide simple comfort.  It’s why it’s one of my favorite cuisines. When you can make simple food even simpler without sacrificing taste, like cutting out a few steps and a few dirty dishes, it’s even better.  True, there is a time and a … Continue reading

Cook: Sausage and Peppers Panini
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Cook: Sausage and Peppers Panini

If you have ever been looking for a cab in Boston at 1am, especially in Faneuil Hall or Fenway, you know what this dinner smells like.  The smell of grilled Italian sausage, peppers, and onions is ubiquitous with that city, late at night. Smells are always a pretty powerful memory tool for me.  I have … Continue reading

Cook: Butternut Squash, Kale and Brie Panini
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Cook: Butternut Squash, Kale and Brie Panini

I mentioned my panini press in my Food Lover’s Gift Guide as one of my favorite new gadgets and one that I strongly suggest you buy as soon as possible.   It makes crispy, melty, comforting sandwiches quickly and is a cinch to clean. My favorite ingredient as of late has been butternut squash.  It’s got … Continue reading

Cook: Spinach, Tomato, and Tortellini Soup
Cheese / Comfort Food / Entrees / Fall Recipes / Healthy Choices / Italian Food / Low Fat / One-Pot Meals / Quick and Easy / See Hatsie Cook / Soup / Sunday Dinners / Weeknight Meals

Cook: Spinach, Tomato, and Tortellini Soup

One of my favorite things about this time of year is that it’s appropriate to eat soup at least once a week. Soup is one of my favorite foods–it’s flavorful, it’s light, and it’s endlessly customizable.  I’ve been known to order a nice hot bowl of tomato soup in the middle of Texas in July, … Continue reading