A Tuna Pesto Pasta Recipe with Arugula Spinach Pesto

A Tuna Pesto Pasta Recipe with Arugula Spinach Pesto

This tuna pesto pasta recipe with arugula spinach pesto was inspired by the linguine with tuna, lemon, and rocket (Linguine al Tonno, Limone, e Rughetta) that I first made with Diane Seed in Rome over a decade ago. It’s a quick and simple weeknight pasta 

One Pot Pasta with Ricotta and Lemon

One Pot Pasta with Ricotta and Lemon

This one pot pasta with ricotta and lemon was inspired by reader requests. Everyone wants quick and easy and delicious meals that they can make on a weeknight when everyone is tired and hungry and no one wants to cook. Heck I want more of 

Fig Bacon Jam Pasta

Fig Bacon Jam Pasta

This fig bacon jam pasta has a rare balance of sweet and salty, creamy and crispy. I know some of you will have no interest in reading a story about how my kiddo dreamed up this recipe. If that applies to you, please feel free 

One Pan Vegetarian Eggplant Lasagna

One Pan Vegetarian Eggplant Lasagna

It’s a common refrain. There are nights when I have neither the time nor the energy to spend hours in the kitchen, chopping and stirring. This vegetarian eggplant lasagna is for those nights. The recipe takes all of the components of a vegetarian lasagna – 

One Pot Gnocchi with Asparagus, Peas, Spinach, and Lemon

One Pot Gnocchi with Asparagus, Peas, Spinach, and Lemon

It happens. It’s 530pm on a weeknight after work, and I go to start the recipe I had planned for dinner. And the first line of instructions says, “Soak split peas for 1-4 hours.” DOH! Now what can I make that will be done quickly? 

Eggplant Casserole with Penne, Tomato Sauce, Fresh Mozzarella, and Basil.

Eggplant Casserole with Penne, Tomato Sauce, Fresh Mozzarella, and Basil.

As with many things in the kitchen (and in life), this eggplant casserole is the result of an accident. Unexpected factors coming together in the right place at the right time.

The Difference Between Ragu and Bolognese: a Sausage Ragù

The Difference Between Ragu and Bolognese: a Sausage Ragù

This sausage ragù makes me happy. Although it takes a bit of time, you can cook it while alternating stirring the pot and sipping a glass of the wine you opened to make the sauce. But wait, you say, what’s the difference between ragu and 

Washington <del>Redskins</del> Football. <del>Mt. McKinley</del> Denali. <del>TikTok</del> Uuni feta pasta

Washington Redskins Football. Mt. McKinley Denali. TikTok Uuni feta pasta

What’s in a name? With TikTok Uuni feta pasta, pretty much everything. If you know me, you know that I am not trendy. I’m not up on popular culture. I had no idea about any of the food trends of 2020 other than sourdough. I 

The wonders of winter pesto

The wonders of winter pesto

The recent snow has made me ache for the foods of summer. You know what I mean. Berries and peaches, fresh corn, and basil for pesto alla genovese. The pesto that was in the freezer is long gone. How will we get through the next 

Braised Meatballs in a Hearty Marinara Sauce

Braised Meatballs in a Hearty Marinara Sauce

You could turn these braised meatballs into a quick meal by using a store-bought marinara sauce, but would you really want to? The weeknight alternative is to make this hearty marinara sauce ahead of time. It freezes well, or you could can it, if you 

Cavatappi Alfredo and Peas

Cavatappi Alfredo and Peas

One of the joys, perhaps, of work-from-home and remote school is the ability to make a warm lunch. Everyone needs a warm lunch once in a while. I started adding peas to boxed macaroni and cheese when kiddo was younger, and she loved it. It 

The World’s Best Cavatappi Mac and Cheese

The World’s Best Cavatappi Mac and Cheese

This is a case of the “I didn’t know what I was missing” until I tried Edouardo Jordan’s recipe for macaroni and cheese. Before this, I had made my cavatappi mac n cheese like a lasagna, following the “bake until bubbly” methodology. It always resulted