Category: Pasta

Beef Ragù With Pappardelle

Beef Ragù With Pappardelle

This is my beef ragù with pappardelle and it is a keeper. Hearty, comfort food that’s perfect for the dead of winter. The word “ragù” comes from the French word “ragoutier,” which means “awake your appetite“.  Ragù originated as a simple meat sauce, traditionally made with leftovers, 

Skillet Baked Pasta With Sausage, Spinach And Sage

Skillet Baked Pasta With Sausage, Spinach And Sage

One of the most common things people will ask me is what is a good, easy “quick meal”. To be honest, this question is never actually straightforward because what is typically added before I have a chance to answer is: “oh yeah, it’s can’t have 

Pesto Sauce

Pesto Sauce

They say pesto sauce originated in Genoa, the capital city of Liguria, Italy.  But this simple sauce can actually be traced  to the ancient Romans. Romans made a very similar dish called “moretum,” a spread made of garlic, cheese, herbs, olive oil, vinegar and salt. 

Linguine With Clams

Linguine With Clams

I have always loved linguine with clams, a simple, classic pasta dish. Honestly, what’s not to love? Called linguine alle vongole in Italian, this traditional Italian favorite is the perfect warm weather go-to pasta dish no matter where you live. Widespread and popular on almost every Italian 

Macaroni And Cheese

Macaroni And Cheese

Let’s talk about macaroni and cheese. It’s not health food, but it is a much-loved comfort dish that has been around a long time. Kids love it, and grown ups love to hate it–but only because they typically love it themselves and can’t resist it. 

Classic Meatballs With Tomato Sauce, An Essential Recipe

Classic Meatballs With Tomato Sauce, An Essential Recipe

Spaghetti with meatballs and marinara sauce, is considered an American family favorite.  Many think this well-known favorite is Italian, but it isn’t. Italy has its own version of meatballs, but they are called “polpettes” but they are not served with pasta.  Unlike most American meatballs,