Posts Tagged ‘pasta’

Wheat Pasta with Bean Puree and Arugula

Friday, September 28th, 2012
Wheat Pasta with Bean Puree and Arugula

Wheat Pasta with Bean Puree and Arugula

Wheat Pasta with Bean Puree and Arugula

This is a hearty pasta with extra protein from the wheat pasta and cranberry bean sauce.  Great for a cool fall evening meal.  Make the beans on the weekend and your ready for a quick weeknight meal.
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Spaghetti and Meatballs

Thursday, September 27th, 2012
Spaghetti and Meatballs

Spaghetti and Meatballs

Thursday Throwback

Spaghetti and Meatballs

Here’s a classic — Spaghetti and Meatballs.  You can make the sauce and meatballs in advance, storing the meatballs in the tomato sauce.  Just reheat the meatballs and sauce on the stove while you cook the spaghetti.  While the dish looks complicated, it’s really not.  Enlist a helper and you’ll be done in no time.
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Arugula Walnut Pesto Penne

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012
Arugula Walnut Pesto Penne

Arugula Walnut Pesto Penne

Arugula Walnut Pesto Penne

This is a great weeknight dinner entrée.  The pesto sauce is done before the pasta is done boiling.
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Linguini with Clams

Friday, August 10th, 2012
Linguini with Clams

Linguini with Clams

Linguini with Clams

This pasta is quite simple.  I’m not sure why I don’t make it at home more often.  It’s a dish I usually order at restaurants.  Don’t fear the clams.  Most fishmongers will clean them for you.  It is best you cook them the day you purchase them, so get them on the way home from work.  All you need to do is check that they are closed before you add them to the skillet.  Any that are open, tap them and they should close.  If they don’t close, throw them out.  When the clams are done cooking, they open.  Any that don’t open after cooking, throw them out.
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Cheese and Pepper Pasta (Cacio e Pepe)

Sunday, April 29th, 2012
Cacio and Pepe Pasta

Cacio and Pepe Pasta

Cheese and Pepper Pasta (Cacio e Pepe)

This pasta is simple with few ingredients.  Definitely use real Parmigiano-Reggiano and Pecorino Romano, as well as freshly ground black pepper.  With so few ingredients, you don’t want to skimp.  This dish is great for a fast dinner, especially if you’re at the end of your groceries.  Pasta, cheese, and butter are staples in our house.  Topping the dish with a sunny side up egg is not traditional, but is great over leftover pasta the next day.
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