Cacio e Pepe Kugel

I went there and I ain’t ever going back. To be honest, I’ve never really been a fan of a sweet noodle kugel, so it was time to amend tradition to the likes of my family and myself and BOY OH BOY is this a winner. Also, SUPER easy to make, so I’m typing upContinue reading “Cacio e Pepe Kugel”

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”

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”

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”

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)”