Category Archives: Pasta

Pasta with Scallops

This is my favorite recipe for scallops. I could eat the entire bowl by myself. I have used both small and large scallops for this dish and I prefer larger scallops since the smaller ones can sometimes overcook quickly. If … Continue reading

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Pierogies

My mom grew up in a small Northern New Jersey town which at the time had an interesting mix of Italian and Eastern European immigrants. One of the advantages of living in this mix of people was the variety of … Continue reading

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Basil and Parsley Puree

One of the joys of summer is to step out of my door to pick fresh herbs from the garden. The bay tree, kaffir lime, curry tree, rosemary and sage are in pots that we bring inside to use during … Continue reading

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Easter Couscous Salad

We have couscous salad every Easter to accompany the grilled leg of lamb. It is nice and light and a favorite with the children in the family. I previously posted a summer version with apricots, blackberries, and balsamic vinegar. This … Continue reading

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Pasta with Red Kidney Beans

I’m posting this recipe for my son. It is one of his favorite pasta dishes and very comforting for dinner on a cold winter evening. The recipe is adapted from one my great Aunt Rosa made. Pasta with Red Kidney … Continue reading

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Pasta with Red Crab Sauce

This is an easy and delicious pasta dish for an Italian Christmas Eve fish dinner. You can make the sauce in advance then just reheat it and add the crab. Merry Christmas! Pasta with Red Crab Sauce 1/4 cup olive … Continue reading

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Roasted Mushroom and Shallot Lasagna

This is my new favorite lasagna recipe. I love the roasted mushrooms in place of meat. If you can’t find mushroom bouillon cubes, then use a spoonful of vegetable ‘Better than Bouillon’ soup base. I usually make the sauce a … Continue reading

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Pasta al Forno (Baked Pasta)

At our Thanksgiving feast we always have some dishes with roots in my Italian heritage. We start with antipasti, then the stuffing, with Italian sausage and mushrooms, is of Sicilian origin. We roast chestnuts in the fire while we serve … Continue reading

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Pasta with Mushroom and Shallot Cream Sauce

When I first began blogging I posted a recipe for pasta with a roasted mushroom cream sauce. This year I’ve modified the recipe and it is a delicious and comforting autumn pasta dish. I use three kinds of mushrooms to … Continue reading

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Romano Beans in Tomato Sauce

The past few years we have planted Italian Romano bush beans in the garden with a very small yield. This year we finally have a good crop. I love these flat green beans because they have a meaty quality to … Continue reading

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