Cavatappi e Salami alla Vodka

Cavatappi e Salami alla Vodka

When asked where I grew up, I almost always answer, “New York”. The reality is that I grew up 15 minutes (95 minutes with traffic) out of the city in Bergen County, New Jersey. For all the reasons, NJ just has a bad rap and 

Spaghetti with Coconut Milk & Curry

Spaghetti with Coconut Milk & Curry

  SPAGHETTI W/ COCONUT MILK & CURRY

Walnut Brie Mac & Cheese

Walnut Brie Mac & Cheese

I have a huge soft spot for Kraft® Macaroni & Cheese. Yes, the dirty hooker of the mac & cheese world. I’m not ashamed. I easily go through a box by myself. Not sure why they started putting the “lighter” version instructions on there. Pffftttt, 

Sorrel Pesto Squid Ink Pici

Sorrel Pesto Squid Ink Pici

Pasta isn’t an easy thing to make. The first time, your pasta is always garbage. You swear that you’ll never do it again because the store bought stuff is totally better than this crap you just made. But just like with anything, after you do 

Olive Tapenade Spaghetti

Olive Tapenade Spaghetti

One of my best friends thinks that I’m Italian. Maybe it was because I made rigatoni Bolognese during my first cottage weekend spent with her. Maybe it’s because I really enjoy feeding everyone. Maybe it’s because I have dark hair and olive skin tone. Maybe 

Creamy Boursin Spring Pasta

Creamy Boursin Spring Pasta

  When I was in high school, my best friend and I decided to cook a spring dinner for our boyfriends. I know, cute. The only thing was that we had never attempted making more than just some Kraft macaroni and cheese. The menu consisted 

Paprika White Wine Bucatini

Paprika White Wine Bucatini

I’m never cooking pasta in water again. This one pot pasta is insanely luxurious and easy for a dish that basically has 6 ingredients. The pasta cooks almost like a risotto in a combination of white wine and chicken stock. It becomes creamy and develops 

Mom’s Cacio e Pepe

Mom’s Cacio e Pepe

Cacio e pepe. The Roman’s prized dish. If only they knew that my mom Israeli-fied it. She’s got some Italian in her blood. And since carbs are all I seem to want to eat, I’ve got it running through my veins too. Instead of using Pecorino 

Baked Gnudi w/ Vodka Sauce

Baked Gnudi w/ Vodka Sauce

            I had to look up the difference between gnocchi and gnudi. The only real difference is that gnocchi is made with potatoes and gnudi is made with ricotta. Also, the two translate differently – gnudi translates to “naked” and gnocchi translates 

Parmesan Ricotta Gnocchi

Parmesan Ricotta Gnocchi

It was a long, long, long weekend here in Canada. May 2-4 is like Memorial Day Weekend in the states. Twenty-three of us decided that it was a brilliant idea to rent not one, but two chalets on the water in Collingwood, Ontario. Needless to