Month: October 2012

Spaghetti & Meatballs

    Sometimes it’s okay to play with your food. Traditional, no … Fun, Yes! Ingredients: Spaghetti Meatballs Use a thick spaghetti, not thin like capellini, insert into cooked meatballs.…

Fettuccine with Parmesan Cheese Sauce

  This sauce is a lighter version of the American fettuccine Alfredo. I say “American”  because if you ask for this dish in a restaurant in Italy, they will look…
Mostaccioli with Marsala Cream Sauce

Mostaccioli in Marsala Cream Sauce

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  Caramelized onions, crimini mushrooms and mostaccioli pasta, all smothered in a rich Marsala cream sauce is a recipe for satisfying comfort food. I usually prepare this when I have…

Pasta Girl

  Italian Americans were instrumental in the creation of Columbus Day. It was on October 12, 1866, that the Italian community of New York City organized a festa (celebration) in…

Rigatoni Rustico

  Rustico, rustic in Italian, is a country type of dish. Rigatoni Rustico has all the flavors of a lasagna but not all the work. You’ll need to saute the…

Spaghetti al Finocchio

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  Many of the meals that I prepare, particularly those I’ve created, are actually born out of a previous meal. This is not creative genius on my part, rather a…

Cooking Pasta the Italian Way

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  Cooking pasta properly is not rocket science, but according to a survey by Barilla, an Italian pasta manufacturer, more than half of Americans do not cook it correctly. You…

Pasta & Sauce

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  “Marco Polo did not introduce pasta to Italy from China. During the days of the Roman Empire, wheat was imported into Italy from Egypt and the northwestern African coast…
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