Pasta

Pasta Broccoli

Pasta Broccoli

One of my favorite go to meals! It’s ready in 20 minutes and is perfect for lunch or dinner. In the winter I leave some of the pasta water and because it is flavored with olive oil and garlic it turns into a satisfying hot bowl of soup! In summer I serve it for brunch at room temperature!

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EATALY!!! BEST PLACE FOR EVERYTHING IN ITALIAN CUISINE!

EATALY!!! BEST PLACE FOR EVERYTHING IN ITALIAN CUISINE!

Eataly is my "go-to" specialty market for everything authentically Italian to make the most incredible meals! I picked up some of their homemade pasta and these ravioli, one with ricotta cheese and one with fresh pea puree! I used the summer tomato sauce for the Pea...

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PASTA WITH FRESH TOMATO SAUCE

PASTA WITH FRESH TOMATO SAUCE

Fresh Tomato Sauce  INGREDIENTS 6 organic medium round tomatoes or 12 Roma Tomatoes cut into chunks 3 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 medium white or yellow onion, chopped small 6 scallions chopped into small pieces 3 garlic cloves peeled and chopped small 1/3...

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PEA PASTA

PEA PASTA

PEA PASTA! Fresh peas are in season from June until August and you'll most likely find them in farmers' markets or larger supermarkets. The season for garden peas lasts from spring through the beginning of winter. Not only are they delicious, but green peas also...

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10 Minute Pasta Sauce!

10 Minute Pasta Sauce!

This is one of my favorite sauces to make and eat! It's simple, light and takes only10 minutes to cook! 🙂 This is one of the first recipes I ever taught my kids. The perfect recipe for last-minute guest or late dinner request.  10 Minute Pasta: Last Minute Pasta...

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Heart Healthy Turkey Bolognese

Heart Healthy Turkey Bolognese

Serves 6 to 8 INGREDIENTS 1 large white onion, quartered 1 small carrot cut into four pieces 1 celery rib cut into four pieces 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1-1/2 pounds, ground turkey, dark meat 2 turkey sausages casings removed 2 teaspoons kosher salt 1 cup low-fat...

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ANGEL HAIR PASTA WITH CARAMELIZED MUSHROOMS

ANGEL HAIR PASTA WITH CARAMELIZED MUSHROOMS

Angel Hair Pasta with Caramelized Mushrooms Ingredients Serves 4 to 6 Zest from 1 large fresh lemon, set aside 5 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice 8 shiitake mushrooms, stems removed and discarded, thinly sliced 1 8-ounce package white button or cremini mushrooms,...

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PASTA FAGOLI!

PASTA FAGOLI!

FROM "FOOD FOR THOUGHT" Beans are “heart healthy” and contain an abundance of soluble fiber, which can lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels. They are loaded with nutrients our bodies crave, such as vitamin B, calcium, potassium, and folate. They are also low in...

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Light Spaghetti Carbonara Recipe

Light Spaghetti Carbonara Recipe

Pasta with Fresh Peas 4 to 6 servings I happen to love peas, and with this recipe for spaghetti carbonara I get plenty! I also love light—not heavy—creamy sauces. I often end up with a stomachache if I eat a sauce that’s too rich. This recipe has a wonderful balance...

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TRATTORIA MOLLIE

TRATTORIA MOLLIE

Montecito Restaurant Find When ever I head up to Montecito in California where I live I always stop at my favorite restaurant Trattoria Mollie. It is one of my all time favorite places to dine. On many occasions I drive up there to have lunch or dinner with friends....

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MACARONI & CHEESE WITH TRUFFLE OIL (OR NOT)

MACARONI & CHEESE WITH TRUFFLE OIL (OR NOT)

Everyone's all time favorite, Macaroni & Cheese, just saying those words makes you smile. It's the ultimate comfort food. I love my Mac & Cheese creamy inside with a crispy crunchy top. I prefer not to bake the macaroni and cheese in the oven which has a...

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Angel Hair With Olive Oil & Lemon!

Angel Hair With Olive Oil & Lemon!

ANGEL HAIR PASTA WITH OLIVE OIL AND LEMON! Serves 6 This is one of my favorite pasta recipe for a light lunch or dinner, it's also one of the easiest and only takes less than 20 minutes to make. You experience lovely clean flavors from the extra virgin olive oil, the...

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Tomato Sauce In The Raw

Tomato Sauce In The Raw

Tomato Sauce in the Raw! I got this recipe from Sony Bono many many years ago when he had a restaurant on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles called, “BONO”. I use to love going there on a Friday night after a hectic week. He always greeted you with a great big mustached...

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PASTA WITH TURKEY MEAT BALLS

PASTA WITH TURKEY MEAT BALLS

PASTA WITH TURKEY SAUSAGE MEATBALLS Delicate meatballs made with turkey sausage!       I find using only turkey sausages to make meatballs they come out lighter and tastier then beef meatballs. You don’t have to add a lot of seasonings to the mix because the meatballs...

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SWEET POTATO RAVIOLI IN LEMON SAGE BROWN BUTTER SAUCE

SWEET POTATO RAVIOLI IN LEMON SAGE BROWN BUTTER SAUCE

SWEET POTATO RAVIOLI IN LEMON SAGE BROWN BUTTER SAUCE When we were on our family vacation in Italy where we enjoyed the heavenly cuisine, I ate some form of  pasta, risotto, gnocchi or ravioli every day. I especially enjoyed the ravioli dishes. Long gone are the...

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FIVE MINUTE TOMATO SAUCE

FIVE MINUTE TOMATO SAUCE

Tomatoes are a powerful anti-oxidant and contain a lot of vitamins A and C, mostly because of beta-carotene. These vitamins act as an anti-oxidant, working to neutralize dangerous free radicals in the blood stream that can damage cells. The more red the tomato, the...

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PESTO WITH FARFALLE PASTA

PESTO WITH FARFALLE PASTA

PESTO 4 to 6 servings INGREDIENTS 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts 1 bunch fresh basil (about 3 cups), rinsed and spun dry 1 bunch Italian parsley (about 2 cups), rinsed and spun dry 1 garlic clove peeled 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1-1/2 cups extra-virgin olive oil 8 ounces...

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RISOTTO WITH FRESH ENGLISH GARDEN PEAS AND ASPARAGUS

RISOTTO WITH FRESH ENGLISH GARDEN PEAS AND ASPARAGUS

Authentic Risotto like you would get if you were in Italy!  Fresh garden peas in the pod are at their sweet peak of flavor in the spring and summer. I combined the risotto with the fresh snappy green goodness of asparagus. I'm not going to lie and say this is a quick...

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PAPPARDELLE PASTA WITH BOLOGNESE SAUCE

PAPPARDELLE PASTA WITH BOLOGNESE SAUCE

 Pappardelle Pasta with Bolognese Sauce  8 to 10 SERVINGS This is an authentic thick, hearty meaty sauce that my grandfather use to make. It’s great with any pasta, but my favorite is pappardelle. My grandfather would make fresh pappardelle, and I thought it was the...

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