Spaghetti Aglio, Olio, e Peperoncini

10 October 2020

This is the classic recipe used by Italians for a simple yet flavorful pasta. It’s the first dish that comes to mind on busy weeknights, fuel for late-night cram sessions like for “la note prima degli esami” (the night before final exams), impressing a boyfriend or girlfriend, or their parents, the times when the fridge is empty, or you just need a light starter to your meal. This is the epitome of comfort food in Italy.

Trofie alla Genovese

29 July 2020

Pesto pasta combined with potatoes and french green beans… hands down one of the tastiest vegetarian dishes I’ve ever had. Homemade trofie takes it to a whole other level, but I didn’t feel like getting into all that here. Not quite authentic?-the lemon and vegetable stock are mine.

Shrimp Mac and Cheese

6 July 2020

This macaroni and cheese takes on a subtle coastal flair with the addition of shrimp. I used cooked salad shrimp as I found the size comparable to the elbow macaroni.

Cajun Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo

3 July 2020

Dinner can be on the table in just 20 minutes with this easy shrimp dish. Sweet shrimp, a hint of heat from the Cajun seasoning and red pepper flakes, and creamy fettuccine are perfect for a quick weeknight meal.

Plain Pasta

24 June 2020

Real old fashioned homemade pasta. The salt, baking powder and butter are optional. Also, try substituting 1/2 cup milk or 3 beaten eggs for the warm water.

Grilled Shrimp with Fresh Tomato Sauce and Angel Hair Pasta

22 June 2020

Everything except the pasta is done on the grill in this quick and delicious recipe. Shrimp bathe in a yummy marinade while the rest of the ingredients are prepped. Angel hair pasta cooks in about 5 minutes, so have it ready and out of the way, before you go to the grill. Once you get the ingredients outside, things will go very quickly! A Caesar salad and some hot garlic bread would be great sides!

Baked Asparagus and Mushroom Pasta

19 June 2020

Take classic Mediterranean flavors and make American-style comfort food for your family! If you are looking for a meatless meal, serve this with a salad and crusty bread. If your family prefers a protein, a rotisserie chicken or a slice of ham would be an easy and tasty addition to the lovely flavors of this casserole.

Spaghetti and Meatless Meatballs

19 June 2020

This spaghetti recipe is perfect for those who’ve chosen to not eat meat. The mixture can be made ahead and refrigerated for up to 24 hours, or frozen for up to a few months until ready to use.

Instant Pot® Jazzed-Up Instant Ramen Noodle Soup

19 June 2020

I’ve loved instant ramen noodles since I was a kid, but as an adult I wanted to incorporate some nutrition into them and also more flavor. Sure, you can make this on the stovetop but the beauty of using the Instant Pot® is that you throw it all in, walk away, and the veggies all get evenly cooked. No more mushy peas and underdone carrots. I like to make a batch and separate it into “to go” containers for weekday lunches.