Spaghetti Carbonara

The other night my daughter wanted a side of eggs with her pasta. It felt like the right time to educate her on the origins of my absolute favorite pasta dish. I touched on this a bit in my Cauliflower Carbonara recipe, how my favorite version ever is at Maccheroni in Rome – but let’sContinue reading “Spaghetti Carbonara”

Creamed Corn + Crab Pasta

My husband loves crab pasta. So when I’m feeling like a sport (ha!) I’ll grab a pound of lump crab meat. My typical crab pasta recipe is essentially the same as the Lemon Ravioli (a la Misi) – with a boatload of crab thrown in at the last minute. But you know me – alwaysContinue reading “Creamed Corn + Crab Pasta”

Tortellini en Brodo

Remember that chicken carcass from the Whole Roast Chicken that you didn’t throw away because I told you it makes the BEST chicken soup?! Well, now is your chance! It’s not much different than the Turkey Soup for the Soul preparation but let’s go through it again. SHOPPING LIST: (reserved chicken carcass), cheese tortellini, 1Continue reading “Tortellini en Brodo”

Creamy Bacon Walnut Pasta

One of my favorite things to do is re-purpose things in new and creative ways. Last week I made the traditional Georgian Salad – which is covered with an herb-less walnut pesto-like dressing. I had a bunch of the walnut dressing leftover and wanted to think outside of the box. It was a dreary dayContinue reading “Creamy Bacon Walnut Pasta”

Pork Sausage Sugo Bianco

Sometimes you make a pasta dish that makes you feel like you’re back in Italy and for a second you can close your eyes and take a sip of your Barolo and all is well. This dish was that for me. My local farmer’s market, which I have become completely obsessed with, had homemade SweetContinue reading “Pork Sausage Sugo Bianco”

Green Pea Pesto Penne with Roasted Artichokes

Artichokes are such a great canned item to keep in your pantry. I love a fresh steamed artichoke, a little lemon aioli to dip the leaves into, but canned artichokes in general are such an awesome product since getting to the heart of a fresh artichoke is simply a pain in the ass. I haveContinue reading “Green Pea Pesto Penne with Roasted Artichokes”

Egg Yolk Linguine

This is what happens when it’s almost dinner time, you want to add a starch to the table, you want to be delicious OF COURSE but you also want it to be QUICK and EASY. Basically, if carbonara and cacio e pepe had a baby you’d get my Egg Yolk Linguine. SHOPPING LIST: linguine, 2Continue reading “Egg Yolk Linguine”

Mushroom Lasagna

I make a mean meat lasagna, but my Father-in-Law isn’t eating meat and I wanted to treat him to something vegetarian and special. For me, mushrooms are an awesome substitute for meat. I believe the key to any great lasagna is the use of b├ęchamel sauce, so the game plan was to make a mushroomContinue reading “Mushroom Lasagna”

Lemon Ravioli (a la Misi)

When I went to Misi in Brooklyn we ordered the “sheep’s milk ricotta filled occhi, bottarga, lemon,” cleaned the plate in about 5 seconds, and then proceeded to do the same thing 2 more times. It was, and remains, one of my favorite pasta dishes ever. Simple but BRIGHT!!! It was like these little “occhis”Continue reading “Lemon Ravioli (a la Misi)”

The Devil’s Shrimp

Saturday afternoon it started snowing and I immediately knew I wanted to make some sort of pasta for dinner. If there is one thing that is the absolute best in Hampton Bays – like better than anywhere else in the Hamptons or New York City even – it’s Cor-J Seafood. It’s simply the most honest,Continue reading “The Devil’s Shrimp”