Spaghetti alle Vongole (Spaghetti with Clams)

\ Pardon my absence, for those of you who noticed. I like to say that I’ve been traveling in search of recipes to share.   Research is very important! Ha ha!! This recipe for Spaghetti Alle Vongole, was “researched” about 25 years ago on my first trip to Italy.   We were to visit the Amalfi Coast, … Continue reading

Spaghetti Squash Pomodoro

I wish I could say to you that this recipe for spaghetti squash with tomatoes will taste just as delicious as a dish of regular spaghetti, but I can’t.   It’s just not so. I do have to laugh whenever I hear people say that you won’t miss pasta once you’ve tried this low carb alternative. … Continue reading

Pappardelle with Sausage and Red Peppers

I’ve become a bit of a “Mamma Agata Groupie!”  I just can’t stop making (and sharing with you) the fabulous dishes that we made in our cooking class with her.  Since it’s summertime here, I can get fresh, farm produce and am able to almost duplicate the delicate flavors that are characteristic of her cooking.  When … Continue reading

Mamma Agata’s Spaghetti del Contadino

Have you wondered where I’ve been these past few weeks?  Well, I’ve been in “bella Italia” for three weeks, collecting lots and lots of recipes for you.  Italy is a treat for all your senses.  Visually, you are spellbound by it’s beauty.  The air is perfumed with the sweet smell of flowers, sea and mountains. … Continue reading

String (Green) Beans and Tomatoes

While I continually waited for my mom to make the famous “French’s Green Bean Casserole” that was so popular in the 60s and 70s, I knew that string beans ( we never called them “green beans” in my household, growing up) with tomatoes and garlic, was about as good as it was ever going to … Continue reading

Penne with Roasted Tomato Sauce

2001 was the year of the “cherry tomato.”  When I look through my folder of pasta recipes, I laugh at all the different recipes using cherry tomatoes that my friends and I shared during this period.  We were crazy for these red, juicy, flavorful little tomatoes.  Over the years, we have seen yellow ones, orange … Continue reading

Spaghetti with Cherry Tomato Sauce and Basil

When I think of the Amalfi Coast of Italy, with it’s dramatic coastline and picturesque seaside towns, I recall so many happy memories with family and friends.  My mind will forever hold on to my “mental snapshots” of the moments shared in this special place.  From the Isle of Capri, to the beautiful city of … Continue reading