Sunday Pasta®: Spaghetti con Bottarga (Roe)

If your idea of intellectual stimulation is watching a Britney Spears interview, then read no further. If however, you are interested in the happy confluence that is my favorite book, Italian restaurant in NYC, and pasta dish, then you’ve come to the right place. Coincidence or la forza del destino? You decide....more

Recipe Monday - Honey Mustard Chicken

This is a favorite here, and it's really easy.  Ingredients: Chicken Breasts Honey Dijon Mustard Salt Pepper Garlic Powder Honey Dijon Salad Dressing...more

The Perfect Dessert to Share

Gateau Breton (Brittany Butter Cake) ...more

Macaroni Pie

Today's Scranton Times-Tribune ran a recipe for Macaroni Pie. Here's a partial list of the ingredients: 1 DOZEN eggs, 1 QUART whole milk, 2 cups of sugar, a box of spaghetti noodles. When sugar is the healthiest ingredient in a recipe, that is, to me, profoundly scary....more

Sunday Pasta®: Gnocchi con Pomodorini e Basilico (Cherry Tomatoes and Basil)

If I were a tomato, I’d be a beefsteak.  A “don’t mess with me” tomato. How about you? Cherry tomato? Sweet little grape tomato? Or maybe a sassy Jersey tomato? Then again, I would definitley want to hang with the San Marzano clan on the slopes of Mt. Vesuvio, looking out onto the Gulf of Naples. (No one messes with them either.) There are now over 7,500 varieties of tomatoes, ranging from big and beefy, to small and green....more

Sunday Pasta®: La Spaghettata (Aglio Olio e Peperoncino)

What’s boring, gray, and has a thousand crow’s feet? That’s right: the 25th class reunion at Colgate. No, seriously, everyone looked incredibly well preserved (Botox), and was in great shape (Spanx), and was in a terrific mood (Xanax). They wore the latest fashions (from New Canaan) and drove the coolest cars (SUVs). It was wonderful to meet the spouses (none came) and to talk about their exciting lives (travel soccer)....more
It sounds like you had a wild time!   I might have to make this after my long Sunday hike :)more

Sunday Pasta®:Tagliatelle alla Bolognese

“Luuuucy, I’m hoooome.” To me, Ricky Ricardo was ethnic; I was just an Italian guy from New Jersey. (Ok, maybe I wore a gold cross, drove a Firebird, had big hair, and my parents (Mario and Ma) called me Eddie, but hey, I wore polo shirts!) So you can imagine my shock  in when my very, very blonde college date ordered spaghetti bolognese and then picked up her knife and fork and started to cut....more
This was fun to read.  I can't wait to try the recipe.  I had to laugh at your date's comment.  ...more

Easy Queso

I followed the link, Melissa, read your recipe, loved it...and left a comment.   By the way, ...more