Stuffed Shells with Creamy Pumpkin Sauce

These stuffed shells are just a few simple steps (and few pantry ingredients) away from a warm and creamy dish of inside warming, savory goodness. ...

Classic Buttered Spaetzle

Spaetzle is a comfort food that can make your meal seem both cozy and fancy.  Keep this classic recipe for when you need a simple side or a blank c...

Chickpea Spaetzle with Mushrooms

On the list of things that I am particular about, spaetzle is written in pen. The pieces should be irregular but many of them should be about an in...

Bucatini Amatriciana

Bucatini Amatriciana is on the list of names for my first born.   As with many great Italian dishes, high quality ingredients are very important.  ...

Orzo Pasta Salad

A fresh take on a dish with an unfairly bad rep. This is far from the "neglected at a picnic" dish you might remember from your childhood, yet is s...

Orzo Pasta Salad

As a side dish or picnic classic, an orzo pasta salad is great freshly made as well as the next day once the fresh and briny ingredients have marin...

Lemon & Crab Spaghetti

This started as a way to use up leftovers, but I enjoyed it so much I now make it regularly. Lump crab meat, lemon zest and juice, artichoke hearts...

Massalis Mussel Pasta

The mild sweetness and earthy turmeric of our Massalis blend is a natural match for seafood. In this dish I pair pan roasted mussels with pasta, co...

Spring Pea Orecchiette

Spring is well underway now, with most of the early blossoms done in my neighborhood. And as much as frozen peas are nice there is nothing quite li...

Braised Pork & Kale Ragu

Braised meat can be served in so many ways, and leftovers make great new dishes for days. I like to have some sort of braised beef or pork in the ...

Apollonia Baked Pasta

Cubes of squash are cooked with capers, pine nuts, Apollonia, and Hawayej, then baked with pasta and cheese for a wonderfully aromatic dish that's ...

Macaroni & Cheese

My son Max is going to be 4 soon, and like many parents of young kids I make a lot of macaroni and cheese. My version relies on a couple simple tec...