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Sunday Pasta®: Trofie al Pesto Genovese (Basil Pesto Sauce)

I once had a bowl of trofie al pesto for dessert. We were young, carefree, and on the Italian Riviera, Zelda and I. We wandered into a trattoria. It could have been any trattoria in Liguria. The pasta arrived at the table....more

Sunday Pasta®: Spaghetti al Pesto di Peperoni (Red Pepper)

 It’s once again time for annual performance reviews at the office. They’re a real pain in the neck to give, but their effectiveness cannot be disputed, as I can think of a  better way to track progress and suggest improvements in an organized, structured, and non-confrontational manner....more

Meatless Monday--Pasta with Spinach-Cilantro Pesto

One added bonus (as if it needed an added bonus) of summer break is not having to pack my lunches five days a week.  It's not that it's really that big of deal, it just that it's one more thing to do each night.  When not having to pack a lunch is combined with not having to wear makeup every day and not having to get up at five in the morning, life is pretty good.  You feelin' me?...more

Sunday Pasta®: Penne al Sugo di Pollo (Chicken)

!Que cojones! Let’s face it. Anthony Weiner has got something that Christine Quinn wants. And I don’t mean his last name, which is a curse of double entendre....more

Mealtime Monday: 6/3/13--Easy Italian

It's officially summer here! To get into the spirit of summer I made a garden-fresh meal the other day and now I'm sharing it with you! This is definitely one of our all-time favorite meals! What kind of fresh recipes have you been making lately?Mealtime Monday: 6/3/13--Easy ItalianBreaded Chicken With Pasta Sauce.Pesto Pasta.Zucchini-Squash Medley....more

Quick & Easy Turkey Meatballs!

This quick & easy recipe for turkey meatballs over pasta with gravy is sure to satisfy your hungry family.  Life's too short to eat crappy food.  :-)

Sunday Pasta®: Tortelli di Granchio (Crab)

In case you were wondering, the Italian “paesano” translates into countryman, and the slang Italian-American version,  “paesan,” basically translates into homeboy.  What most people don’t realize, however, is that homies are responsible for almost everything we eat.  In ivory towers, they might credit this culinary generosity to...more