Tag: italian

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 

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 

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 

Grilled Lamb Chops w. Tapenade

Grilled Lamb Chops w. Tapenade

That’s ok. I make lamb. – My Big Fat Greek Wedding   Grilled Lamb Chops with Olive & Sun-dried Tomato Tapenade Serves 2 [one_half padding=”0 20px 0 0px”] For the tapenade: 1 garlic clove, minced 1/2 cup pitted green olives 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes 1 

Creamy Pesto Chicken Linguine

Creamy Pesto Chicken Linguine

        Contrary to popular belief, I am not a nona. I am not even Italian. Yes, I know, I have the light eyes/dark hair combo. And yes, I talk A LOT with my hands. Yes, I was raised in Jersey, and thanks, I 

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 

Vegetable Rigatoni w/ Fresh Buffalo Mozzarella

Vegetable Rigatoni w/ Fresh Buffalo Mozzarella

Spring is here! Or, is it? It snowed yesterday in Toronto. It snowed, but the sun was out at the same time. So strange. You’ll see in the inconsistent light in my photos. There were some seriously ominous clouds going by and then, full sun. 

Tomato, Parmesan, & Prosciutto Bruschetta

Tomato, Parmesan, & Prosciutto Bruschetta

I do not feel like writing a thing. I am exhaaaausted. And thus, didn’t make dinner, just some bruschetta. I was up all last week and most of the weekend making a cake for my friend Lisa’s birthday. Since I don’t have the time during