SPICY Lobster Vodka Pasta

What says Saturday night like vodka and pasta?! Sounds like a party to me! While I’m always singing the praises of using your favorite store-bought products to make life easier, this vodka sauce is from SCRATCH and it actually makes a world of difference. As always, feel free to omit the lobster if it’s notContinue reading “SPICY Lobster Vodka Pasta”

Macadamia Nut Pesto

Remember that incredible Blackberry Salad with the macadamia nuts?! Well I had some leftover macadamias and the ONLY good thing my house renters did was leave me a ton of fresh basil so it only seemed natural to riff on a classic pesto (which usually has pine nuts). SHOPPING LIST: fresh basil, macadamia nuts, choppedContinue reading “Macadamia Nut Pesto”

Burrata, Sausage + Peppers

If you follow my feed you know that Sausage + Peppers is a major go-to for me. Why? Especially when it’s grilling season, it’s just such an easy way to create a comprehensive dish that feeds many. I always switch it up a little, but this time I think I really found the KEY toContinue reading “Burrata, Sausage + Peppers”

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”

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”

ChickPea Chicken Parm

Chicken parm should be chicken parm – and using chickpea crumbs as a breading certainly doesn’t sound exciting – but Passover is here and this picture looked so pretty and it actually turned out DELICIOUS – like I ate it for the next three days hot, cold, whatever. Gluten free or not, this was aContinue reading “ChickPea Chicken Parm”

Charred Broccoli Puttanesca

This exact puttanesca could be used as a pasta sauce SO for the the sake of your SHOPPING LIST I am only going to put the puttanesca sauce ingredients so that you can use this delicious, tangy tomato sauce however you see fit. PUTTANESCA SHOPPING LIST: tomato paste, red wine, chicken stock, red onion, garlic,Continue reading “Charred Broccoli Puttanesca”

“Sausage” and Peppers

BIG big fan of hot Italian sausage over here so your basic Sausage + Peppers has been an easy go-to in our household for years. I always like using the mini tri-colored peppers when making this dish because they are so sweet and they get SO juicy when you roast them. However, from watching JerseyContinue reading ““Sausage” and Peppers”

Eggplant Caponata

Just look at this beauty. I’m a frequent customer at my local Eataly for their caponata. It’s just one of those prepared foods that’s delicious cold, full of flavor!!! and is yummy alone or paired with food (I like to eat it with the Eataly chicken salad which I know sounds weird but don’t knockContinue reading “Eggplant Caponata”

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)”