Shrimp and Orzo with Spring Onions

There are never too many one pan meals to have in your pocket and this one is a great one - ready in only 10 minutes!  Full of flavor and sweet shr...

Lavender Basil Pesto Pasta Salad

There is no end to good pasta salad one can have at their fingertips.  I've been making some version of this salad for so many years and it has ver...

Easy Ricotta Gnudi with Carrot

There are many ways to make ricotta gnudi.  Some of the great ones take a few days of draining, mixing, and setting before they reach the delicate ...

Pappardelle, Peas, and Ham

Tender ribbons of pappardelle layered with ham and peas come together in minutes for a quick weeknight dinner.  Whether using your own pappardelle ...

Brown Butter Tomato Sauce

I accidentally came up with this pasta sauce many years ago and still make versions of it at home and work. Here’s to brown butter tomato sauce. Th...

Basic Tomato Sauce

A good basic tomato sauce is a must have pantry item.  Whether you buy a good quality one in a jar or make your own, basic tomato sauce makes pasta...

Creamy Baked Penne

A splash of cream gives this sauce a little extra body, as does halloumi cheese. This cheese is as creamy as mozzarella in taste, but is firmer and...

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

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...