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: Skillet Stuffed Jumbo Shells
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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: Avgolemono {Greek Chicken and Lemon Soup}
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Cook: Avgolemono {Greek Chicken and Lemon Soup}

I had an eat-week last week.  Do you know about eat-weeks?  They usually start with not grocery shopping and end with a steak and cheese sandwich in front of a football game.  In the middle is pizza delivery because your leftovers didn’t stretch as far as you thought they would and trying out a new … Continue reading

Cook: The Easiest Tomato Sauce…Ever
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Cook: The Easiest Tomato Sauce…Ever

Whole canned tomatoes, an onion, butter.  That’s all you need to never buy a jar of tomato sauce ever again. This recipe, which is Italian cooking maven Marcella Hazan’s creation, took the Internet by storm a couple of years ago and hasn’t let up since.  Marcella Hazan, author of such tomes as Essentials of Classic Italian … Continue reading

Cook: Individual Goat Cheese Mac and Cheese
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Cook: Individual Goat Cheese Mac and Cheese

I promised you mac and cheese by the end of the week, and I’m delivering.  This macaroni and cheese is silky and creamy and is made special with tangy goat cheese both in the sauce and dotting the crunchy top.  I could make a meal out of the crunchy mac and cheese top.  (Dream meal). … Continue reading

Cook: Spaghetti with Olives, Artichokes and Tomatoes
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Cook: Spaghetti with Olives, Artichokes and Tomatoes

I love this time of year.  While I’m not getting ready for school, I love that people are.  Brand new notebooks, spirals, sharpened pencils and markers are filling the aisles and I can barely resist.  Yellow school buses are on the streets and the first signs of a cool autumn breeze are in the air–it’s … Continue reading

Cook: (Only) One-Pot Spaghetti with Fresh Tomato and Basil
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Cook: (Only) One-Pot Spaghetti with Fresh Tomato and Basil

If you are on Pinterest, you know about this one-pot pasta dish.  It’s taken the Internet (and blogs) by storm–everyone has tried their hand.  From the mind of Martha Stewart, this pasta dish is not one-pot in that it requires a pot for water and everything else is thrown in later.  It also doesn’t mean … Continue reading