Category Archives: pasta

Where am I?

I’m sitting on the floor, head in my hands, listening to my three-year-old scream through yet another temper tantrum. I’m laying in bed with a 100+ degree fever, shivering and aching from my temples to the joints in my toes. I’m in Las Vegas, trying to find a delicious yet affordable restaurant on my iPad, [...]

Ravioli Salad with Cilantro Pumpkinseed Pesto

It has been far too long. Summer, traveling, work, family, a feeble attempt to work out from time to time and several good books have kept me from posting here. But I haven’t stopped cooking (or photographing), so I do have some splendid things to share with you–including several preserving recipes. So if you have [...]

Antipasto Salad

It’s hot, you have lots to do. Preheating the oven should not be part of your dinner prep. This salad is an easy summer supper or a great potluck dish. During my first pregnancy, I craved meat. I wasn’t a big meat eater, so maybe I needed the protein? Who knows why these things happen. [...]

Hungarian Noodles and Cabbage

I wish I had a lovely story about my grandmother stirring up a pot of this when I was feeling sad, but alas, I don’t. This is an incredible comfort dish, it rivals grilled cheese and tomato soup. The egg noodles are soft, silky, salty, and buttery. The cabbage is sweet, nutty, and caramelized. Combined, [...]

Beets and Whole Wheat Linguine

The debate of nature vs. nurture will probably always rage – but when you see characteristics of yourself popping up in a two-year-old, you have to assume genes pass on strong and very detailed traits. My oldest son has inherited my palate – he loves fruits and veggies, will try most foods without hesitation, and [...]