Sunday Pasta: Spaghetti all’Amatriciana Leggera (Spaghetti with Prosciutto and Cherry Tomatoes)

In Rome last week at Ristorante Caminetto, I could swear that I heard Kate Moss screaming, “I don’t care if I become a size 4, just give me more!”  Naturally, her agent taped her mouth shut and whisked her away. “What’s all the commotion?” I asked. It turns out that she had tasted their Spaghetti all’Amatriciana Leggera, a.k.a., their “light” version of pasta with amatriciana sauce....more

Cannelloni Crudo: AROMA CUCINA

AROMA CUCINA Instant sauce fresh from the garden. Just blend and pour over some pasta. Quick, easy and delish! Give it a try and share your version with us. ...more

easy peasy

By now you must surely know that "left-overs" are actually opportunities in my kitchen. Remember that asparagus? Well, after eating several batches pretty much out-of-hand I was wondering what I could do with the little bit that was left over. Then suddenly I needed a fast dinner solution for two, and this was it....more

Countrygirl Cravings-Bacon Cheeseburger Pasta! Yummy!

Here is a wonderful recipe! Kids love it too! and it is soooooo easy!! I make this all the time and with a salad it makes a perfect meal. Hope you all try this! Cheeseburger Pasta 8 ounces of penne pasta 1 lb ground beef 5-6 strips of bacon 1 103/4oz tomato soup 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese 1-2 TBS of BBQ sauce(optional) Cook pasta according to directions. In a skillet cook ground beef until no longer pink, drain and set aside....more

Wine Pairings for Linguine con le Vongole (Pasta with Clams)

Wine Pairings for Linguine con le VongoleSparkling: Verdicchio “Voile” from Fontezoppa White: Pinot Grigio from Marco Cecchini and Borgo MaddalenaClams are briny. Wines with loads of minerality and a hint of earthiness make a perfect match....more

texas two-step...

OK, maybe it isn't exactly local or even possibly sustainable, but sometimes I really have no choice. When I saw this asparagus, well, it just sort of inveigled its way into my reusable bag. I mean, I'm all about supporting the local folks, just ask anyone, but wow... ...more

Pesto Pesto

Pesto Pesto I love p...more