Category Archives: Pasta

Zucchini, Cherry Tomato and Fresh Ricotta Pasta

Cooking Light has hit the nail on the head with their budget cooking section lately. This month’s issue had ‘feed 4 for less than $10’, and this recipe totaled in at $6.48. Pretty awesome! If you haven’t tried making your own ricotta before, this is the perfect recipe to try it out on. I mean, […]

Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe

Hello everyone! I’m back! Thanks for being patient with me while I took some time off from the blog world – you will get something good out of this wait, I promise! (*cough* free pattern Friday, anyone?) On to this recipe – it’s really just Spaghetti with Cheese and Pepper but it sounds fancier in […]

Pasta with Asparagus, Pancetta, and Pine Nuts

I am a big fan of simple pastas. They are filling, quick and usually fairly inexpensive. Sometimes they are even remotely healthy! I saw this one in a recent issue of Cooking Light and thought it sounded right up my alley. I was right! The only changes I made were that I toasted the pine […]

Linguine and Spinach with Gorgonzola Sauce

I do still cook non-dessert meals, see? I set out looking for some quick meals for during the week, mainly because I haven’t been feeling very inspired on the dinner cooking front and I found this one. Super easy and I adore Gorgonzola, so a whole sauce made from it? Sounds heavenly. Strangely enough, this […]

Peppery Pasta Carbonara with Poached Egg

When I was in Italy, one of my favorite dishes to get was Pasta Carbonara. If you’ve never had it before, you are missing out. It’s a delicious Italian version of bacon and eggs – the sauce is a rich mixture of cream, eggs, cheese, pancetta and parsley. It’s indulgent, to say the least. I […]

Multigrain Penne with Hazelnut Pesto, Green Beans and Parmesan

This recipe honestly surprised me! I’ve tried similar recipes with parsley pesto and they always end up tasting too ‘green’ to me… Very hard to palate for an extended period of time. This recipe tasted fresh but didn’t have the grassy flavor I was expecting. I think the lemon zest gave it such a great […]

Penne with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Arugula

Again with the quick and easy pastas! Can you tell that I fall back on these types of recipes pretty frequently? The reason for this one is because I had all the ingredients on hand except arugula and pancetta (that makes it a cheap meal). It came together very quickly and warmed up great the […]