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Posts under ‘Pasta’

Orecchiette with Pork, Tomatoes, and Arugula

Rourke and I moved in to our new place on Saturday, and all I can say is that I’m tired. Moving is always this perfect storm of excitement, dread, and exhaustion. I’m squarely in the exhaustion phase. Because of said moving, we’ve been eating out for almost a week. While it is nice to have […]

How to Make a Creamy Pasta Sauce Without Using Cream

Ah, heavy cream. It’s thick, delicious, and makes my arteries clog just a little every time I read the nutrition label. For a while, I was just making carbonara whenever I wanted a vaguely creamy pasta sauce. Eventually, though, I decided that not having a decent cream sauce in my repertoire just would not do […]

Farro of the Unknown

Farro is one of those grains that has always caused me pause – what exactly is it? how do you cook it? will it be mushy? I was plagued with doubt and avoided cooking it for quite some time. The other day I swallowed my fear and decided to do some research and cook farro […]

Rigatoni with Pork Ragu

Hope everyone had a nice Valentine’s Day! Whenever I think of Valentine’s Day and food, I inevitably think of ragu. The thought process goes something like this (bear with me, here): Valentine’s Day -> a day when I’m pampered -> Rourke cooks for me -> Rourke likes pasta -> the first pasta dish Rourke ever […]

Spaghetti with Swiss Chard and Toasted Garlic Breadcrumbs

Anyone read Dwell magazine? It’s one of my favorites, with lots of what one friend calls “architecture porn.” Where am I going with this, you ask. How could anyone make an analogy between architecture and pasta? It’s a stretch, I’ll admit, but this dish somehow makes me think of a modest, modern 1,200-square-foot house built […]

Noodles – Two Recipes in One

Shrimp Puttanesca & Mushroom Fettucini There is nothing like enjoying a hearty pasta with seafood and a full-bodied red wine.  While we don’t make pasta dishes that often, I recalled our many delicious meals in Italy a year ago and was craving a delicious Italian dinner. My husband makes a fantastic shrimp puttanesca, but I […]

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