• 3 Cheese & Spinach Lasagna

    3 Cheese & Spinach Lasagna

    I found the inspiration for this recipe on Pinterest but adapted it to work with the ingredients I had on-hand. It takes less than 20 minutes to pull together, and then it can either sit in your refrigerator until you’re […]

  • Spaghetti with Tuna and Green Olives

    Spaghetti with Tuna and Green Olives

    Oil packed tuna and salty green olives are a classic combination in Northern Italian cuisine. This is a great pasta dish to whip up if you’re in a hurry – the sauce comes together quickly while the pasta is cooking, […]

  • Tuscan Ham & White Bean Soup

    Tuscan Ham & White Bean Soup

    This soup is a cinch to put together and so hearty for the Fall and Winter months. Paired with thick slices of warm Italian bread, it makes a great lunch or light dinner and reheats so well the next day, […]

  • Rigatoni with Sausage and Fennel

    Rigatoni with Sausage and Fennel

    This dish was one of the first meals I ever successfully cooked by myself, when I was around 11 or 12 years old. I had just started experimenting with recipes that I saw on Food Network and there were more […]

  • Spaghetti Carbonara

    Spaghetti Carbonara

    “Carbonara” refers to a pasta dish made with bacon and eggs. Its name derives from being typically served to Italian coal miners after a long, hard day in the mines. It makes a great lunch or light dinner, and most […]

  • Butternut Squash Risotto

    Butternut Squash Risotto

    Risotto is such a hearty and inexpensive dish, and so versatile. I think the longer cooking time and the fact that you have to “babysit” it a little often deters people, but it’s really a nice alternative to rice and […]

  • Vegetable Ribbon Pasta

    Vegetable Ribbon Pasta

    My husband’s father and three sisters are all vegetarian, so this is a great dish to serve when the family is over for a casual dinner. It’s filling, full of veggies, and the addition of pine nuts makes it seem […]

  • Spaghetti Caprese

    Spaghetti Caprese

    This is one of my top 3 favorite pasta dishes – the one that I would probably bring to a desert island if I HAD to choose just one meal. Because the ingredients are very simple, try to choose the […]


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