Spaghetti, Shrimp, Pancetta…how you can go wrong? Pasta dishes that are simple, and seem simply “thrown together” are often my favorites, and this recipe for Spaghetti, Shrimp and Pancetta is exactly that. Both spaghetti and shrimp, take little more than 10 minutes to cook, and not much longer for pancetta, or bacon if that’s what you have. That means that within about 30 minutes, you can ma
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When it’s late, or I just don’t feel like cooking, it’s great to have a few recipes under my belt, that literally take 15 minutes, and almost no effort to make. This Lemon Spaghetti recipe is just that. While the rich tomato based spaghetti recipes are great, sometimes you can use the simplest ingredients to enhance
I love a good chicken pasta recipe. Both ingredients are easy to cook, and are great blank canvases that work with all kinds of other flavors. Here I show you a recipe for Chicken Penne Pesto, which has become a staple in my house. Pesto sauce is one of my favorite pasta sauces, for it’s great basil/garlic flavor, it’s texture, and of course the vibrant green color. I show you how to make a
As a kid, my mother cooked spaghetti sauce. And it was great, but there one recipe and one recipe only. Over the years, I’ve come to discover the wide variety of different pasta sauce recipes, and one of my favorites is Arrabiata Sauce. Arrabiata sauce in preparation is not much different than a marinara sauce, but what makes it distinct is the addition of hot chili
I grew up with, and for the first 20 years of my life, only cooked "Spaghetti Sauce". Specifically, my mom’s spaghetti sauce recipe.
Ravioli is one of my favorite pastas, and this recipe is for a Pumpkin Ravioli with a Brown Butter Sauce that is one of my all time favorites. It’s a great dish for the Fall, but frankly I’ll cook it just about any time of year. In this particular version, I don’t show you how to make the ravioli itself, as I’m using store bought (and there many great options out there), but I will show you t
Chicken and Pasta Recipes are pretty common fair. And while the combination is usually good, it can also be pretty boring if you are not mixing up the recipes and supporting ingredients. Fortunately, both chicken and pasta are the masters of mixing and matching and with a few core cooking techniques we can have a different and exciting Chicken and Pasta dish every night of the week. In this
Mac ‘n Cheese is one of my favorite comfort foods, and over the years, the versions I make have evolved quite a bit. As a kid, it started with the boxed versions, with a bit of extra cheese added.
Too often my friends think of pasta dishes as having to be heavy and rich. And while I love them that way…heavy and rich certainly they do not have to be. There are a ton of pasta recipes that are light, have subtle flavors, and are absolutely delicious. Here’s just such a recipe for Tortellini.
While I would certainly not claim to be a restaurant quality cook, let alone a fine dining chef, I do get a ton of menu ideas from restaurants, and believe with some core cooking techniques, I can make some pretty good versions of their specialities. This is a recipe for Cavatelli with Duck and Mushrooms that is based on a dish I had at One Market in San Francisco. I