Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese

Avert your eyes if you must…I’m busting out the Velveeta for a second or two. I’ve made a lot of macaroni and cheese in my day. I love macaroni and cheese. Obviously, my kids are fans. I have been known to break down and buy the box now and again, too, …click to continue Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese

Quick Bolognese Sauce

OK…perhaps “more quickly prepared” is more accurate. Bolognese sauce is a very traditional, long-simmering, meat sauce for pasta. My method capitalizes on the “quick cooking” aspect rather than the traditional aspect and may give a true Italian pause. But, I love it. Would that I had veal and pork to add to the sauce …click to continue Quick Bolognese Sauce

Warm Farfalle Salad

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The holidays can be a difficult period, what with the unending parade of dense and rich foods. I desperately needed a break from it yesterday. I started removing cans from the pantry and rummaging through the refrigerator and this is what I came up with. I will just call it a warm pasta …click to continue Warm Farfalle Salad

Meatballs, two ways

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This is primarily about these glossy and beautiful cocktail meatballs. I think there is something incredibly 1970’s about serving meatballs as an hor d’oeuvre…especially slathered in barbeque sauce. But, I think we need to start an “everything old is new again” trend and bring back the meatball. This is my mother’s recipe. And, before …click to continue Meatballs, two ways

Spinach and Artichoke Pasta Bake

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This is an easy weeknight meal. Stand back and don’t faint when I say this: “Both of my children, one of whom still doesn’t eat anything that touches anything else, loved this.”

I made pasta because, 1) I needed something sort of easy, yet homemade. That’s always a good goal, right? And, 2) my …click to continue Spinach and Artichoke Pasta Bake

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