Comfort Food · Main Course · Pasta · Uncategorized

Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta with Chicken

Well, we’re in the midst of the winter doldrums now. The holidays are in our rearview mirror. The last of the cookies have been eaten, the cork put back in the champagne bottle (for now, anyway.) There’s not a whole lot to look forward to this time of year. It’s dark when I leave the… Continue reading Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta with Chicken

Dinner · Main Course · Pasta · Quick · Uncategorized

Truffled Pappardelle with Pancetta and Asparagus

Have you carried over any routines from your childhood household to your adult life? I have retained so many that I’m 95% sure I have morphed into my mother. (Which is a pretty awesome thing, my mom is the best!) For example, like my mother before me, my Thursday nights are for cleaning the house while… Continue reading Truffled Pappardelle with Pancetta and Asparagus

Comfort Food · Dinner · Pasta · Quick · Uncategorized

Grandma Pisani’s Pasta Fagioli

My grandma’s recipe for pasta fagioli departs from the typical soup version of the dish. Instead this is a hearty pasta dish, quick and economical enough to make on a weeknight when the pantry is bare. Grandma’s pasta fagioli is the definition of comfort food: warm, delicious and packed with love and happy memories.  My love for cooking… Continue reading Grandma Pisani’s Pasta Fagioli

Pasta · Quick · Uncategorized

Tortellini Rosa

Well, hello from the other side of Labor Day weekend! I hope you were able to have some fun and relax. Are you all hot-dogged and hamburgered out? Summer is, unofficially at least, over and we’re back to school, schedules and busy weeknights. Quick and easy recipes are a necessity. This time of year, if you… Continue reading Tortellini Rosa

Pasta · Quick · Salads · Summer

Olive Bar Pasta Salad

My grandpa was a quiet man of simple tastes with a heart of gold. He was content to let my grandma, our family’s social butterfly and current queen bee at her assisted living home, do all the talking. During family gatherings, he would sit in the midst of the chaos created by his large family… Continue reading Olive Bar Pasta Salad