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Semolina Orecchiette (& What To Do With It)

I’m not going to write too much about this for an introduction because it’s a pretty long post. I will say, “Wow! This was wonderful!”

My hand did get a little tired after the 6th or so ball of dough, but it was well worth it. I definitely want to make more of […]

FFwD: Beggar's Linguine

Well, well, here we are at another French Fridays with Dorie. This time, a pasta dish with dried fruit, nuts and cheese. Sounds good to me! I really liked this one. It’s kind of surprising how it all comes together but it really does. Unexpected and delicious!

Notes/observations from this French Fridays with […]

Summer Pasta with Zucchini & Tomatoes + Other Assorted Things

This was a super tasty Summer pasta meal that was quick and used up some zucchini that needed to be used up (which often happens in the Summer). Sadly, this was not garden zucchini as our zucchini plants decided to not cooperate this year, but store-bought zucchini….which I still had to use up. But, […]

Rachael Ray (and More) in Space: Part I

Facebook, not just for fake farms and stupid quizzes… I went to grade school, junior high and then high school with someone who now works at NASA. I know, neat! We recently got back in touch via facebook and now I am contributing to a cookbook review he’s working on. Not just any cookbook, […]

Spicy Spaghetti with Fennel and Herbs

We have been trying to reinstate “Vegetarian Saturdays” since the new year began and because we ate a lot of food last year over the holidays. But then, I’ve also made Flank Steak Roll-Ups Pinwheels and Braised Short Ribs, so we’re not all that vegetarian-y lately. Anyway, this was a recent no-meat Saturday meal. […]