Italian

Arugula Spaghetti with Tuna

tuna spaghetti

If you love the classic al dente pasta tossed in olive oil, garlic and chili flakes then this dish is definitely for you. It’s an elevated version of the olive oil pasta. I love this recipe. I don’t even know…

Tortellini Pesto Bake

tortellini bake

I have a confession to make. This is a cheat recipe. Don’t worry, I did make this dish but I took a bunch of shortcuts. Okay and my husband told me it was totally out of this world and I…

Roasted Red Pepper Pasta Salad

roasted pepper pasta salad

Hello, summer! Summer began on Father’s Day this year. Sure enough, June gloom is over and it’s been getting sunnier and hotter everyday. Summer is a time for cookouts, BBQ, and pool parties. This means that you need to be…

Cherries, Zest, and Ricotta

cherries and ricotta

  The shortest recipe I’ve ever posted! All this recipe requires is your desire to buy some irresistible fresh cherries, one orange and a tub of ricotta. Mix everything except ricotta an hour ahead of time and there you have…

Capellini alla Puttanesca

puttanesca

Oh Pasta Puttanesca. This is basically the Italian version of a kitchen sink pasta, using only pantry items (well, and some fresh parsley for color and flavor). This was actually one of my make-ahead recipes that I put in the…

Risotto Bake with Shrimp and Kale Pesto

kale pesto risotto

I was doubtful in making an oven baked risotto dish because the risotto does most of the cooking in the oven and not on stovetop, but I was pleasantly surprised by the consistency. I couldn’t tell the difference at all and the rice had…

Meyer Lemon Upside Down Cake

lemon cake

I saw this recipe on Sunset magazine and just had to make it, immediately. It’s a moist and crumbly cake made out of both flour and cornmeal. The Meyer lemon slices absorbed the butter and brown sugar from the cake during…