nonnaslasagna

Nonna’s Lasagna

This recipe is a family favorite, often served for special occasions that is created with a tasty tomato sauce with tiny meatballs and creamy mozzarella, which are layered between...

pastanorma

Pasta alla Norma

There are many stories as to how this pasta actually got it’s name, but the basic recipe which was created in Sicily is usually similar to this one. What...

summerspaghetti

Summer Spaghetti

A wonderful summertime pasta, easily assembled if you prepare the sauce ahead of time. The mix of the cold salad with the hot spaghetti creates a great taste. This...

pennearrabriata

Penne Arrabbiata

Arrabbiata loosely translates to angry referring the the heat in this tasty sauce. Although this sauce is great for almost any type of pasta, it is most often served...

grilledveggies

Grilled Vegetable Pasta

Grilled vegetable pasta is a nice excuse to get out of the kitchen! This is a great pasta to make during the hot summer months when fresh vegetables are...

oricchiettecima

Orecchiette con Cima di Rape

Orecchiette are little bowl shaped pasta that are made by hand with flour and water in Italy, particularly around Apulia. Broccoli rabe makes a tasty, healthy vegetarian sauce although...

roastvegpasta

Roasted Vegetable Pasta With Goat Cheese

I have been roasting vegetables in this manner for over 20 years, and although I often eat the vegetables on their own, they are also delicious used as a...

porcini

Mixed Mushroom Pasta

Porcini mushrooms are extremely popular in Italy and many regions hold festivals in the fall when porcini are plentiful using this hearty, earthy mushroom in every dish imaginable. I...

lemonpasta

Lemon Pasta With Grilled Shrimp

This pasta has a delicate lemon flavor that is delicious topped with grilled seafood such as shrimp as shown in the photo. It is also a perfect first course...

vongole

Spaghetti With Clams & Cherry Tomatoes

Spaghetti alle Vongole With Pomodorini ~ Spaghetti with clam sauce is a very traditional, simple dish found across Italy. I love adding sweet cherry tomatoes in with the clams...