Pasta with Sweet Red Peppers, Pine Nuts, Roasted Cherry Tomatoes, Kale and Sausage

I made a few changes to this recipe from a new favorite cookbook, “Earth To Table Every Day.” Ingredients 3 sweet red peppers (I used roasted sweet red peppers from a jar.) ¼ cup olive oil 4 anchovy fillets in oil, minced (I used 3 tablespoons anchovy paste.) 3 cloves garlic, chopped ½ cup dryContinue reading “Pasta with Sweet Red Peppers, Pine Nuts, Roasted Cherry Tomatoes, Kale and Sausage”

Pasta with Tuna, Capers, and Green Olives

A few nights ago Susan and I had dinner guests. Candy and her daughter, Remy. Candy and I went to the same elementary school, junior high school and church when we were growing up in Teaneck, New Jersey (This was a long time ago.) So I feel very blessed she and her daughter took timeContinue reading “Pasta with Tuna, Capers, and Green Olives”

Pasta with Artichokes and Pancetta

So delicious! Based on a recipe from The New York Times, Melissa Clark. Ingredients 1 lemon, cut in half 4 medium artichokes, or 8 to 10 small or baby artichokes (I used a box of frozen artichokes. I sliced each in half.) 8 ounces short tubular or corkscrew-shaped pasta (I used fresh  Kosher salt 1Continue reading “Pasta with Artichokes and Pancetta”

Pasta alla Louise

Yesterday, January 8, was Susan’s birthday. I gave her a choice of four different meals for dinner: pasta and spinach, meatballs and rice, meatloaf, or hamburgers. She chose pasta. The recipe is based on one I found online called “5 Ingredient Spinach Parmesan Pasta.” I call this recipe “Pasta alla Louise.” Why Louise? Because thatContinue reading “Pasta alla Louise”

Pappardelle with Pea Basil Pesto and Ricotta

Delicious! Ingredients 1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more for pasta water 1 pound spelt fusilli (I used DeCecco Pappardelle.) 3/4 cup fresh or frozen and thawed peas 4 cups packed basil 1/3 cup pine nuts 3/4 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano 1 garlic clove, pressed 1/2 cup olive oil 1 cup low-fat ricotta 1/2 lemon, zested andContinue reading “Pappardelle with Pea Basil Pesto and Ricotta”

Pasta with Cucumber and Spicy Peanut Sauce

Great summer dinner. Fast. Easy. Tasty. Ingredients: 1/4 cup crunchy peanut butter 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1 small clove garlic, minced 1/2 red pepper, quartered and thinly sliced 1/4 teaspoon red pepper 1/4 teaspoon sugar salt and pepper 6-8 ounces pasta (I used RANA fettuccine) 1 cucumber, peeled, seeded, andContinue reading “Pasta with Cucumber and Spicy Peanut Sauce”