Spaghetti Carbonara

carbonara

Its very rare that I crave something in the true sense of the word and I am almost never an emotional eater, but very rarely — usually when something is just “off” about my day and I’m not quite where I should be in my spirit—I develop an intense gut-wrenching need to have a bowl… 

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Penne alla Vodka

penne alla vodka 2

“I’ve been gone for a minute, now I’m back with the jump off”  (If you dont know this lyric we can’t really be friends) Its been two weeks since I last posted a recipe and that’s just terrible! But I have a semi-good excuse — I’ve been absolutely swamped with work and life. This weekend… 

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Orzo Greek Salad

orzo pasta

As it gets warmer and warmer outside I think everyone’s instinct is to try to eat healthier and lighter meals. Salad is an obvious way to go but sometimes its just a ridiculously un-filling dinner. I am envious of those among us who can feast on leaves and raw veggies at 7pm and feel full… 

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Pasta Bolognese

bolognese

Everyone should have a great meat sauce in their cooking arsenal — my personal go-to is a great bolognese, an Italian beef ragu that’s made even better with veal and pancetta. Slow cook this for an hour or so —letting the flavors meld together and the smell cloak your house in the aromas of grandma’s… 

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