Spaghetti Amatriciana
  • Pasta
  • Spaghetti in Tomato Sauce with Bacon

    The well known amatriciana sauce is a traditional Italian pasta sauce based on guanciale (cured pork cheek), pecorino cheese, and tomato. Now, I am a fan of “call it what it is” things. And though my aim with this dish was the amatriciana sauce, I did not have either the guanciale or the pecorino cheese […]

    Creamy Spinach Orecchiette
  • Pasta
  • Creamy Spinach Orecchiette

    I realize spinach is a controversial vegetable. You love it or hate it. Sometimes you hate one kind of spinach (like spinach mush) and tolerate young spinach in a salad. Our household is torn in the spinach department. While I will tolerate and occasionally eat creamed spinach, I love it while young – either raw or […]

    Fusilli with Zucchini
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  • Fusilli with Zucchini in Red Pesto Sauce

    Sometimes there just isn’t a lot of time for an elaborate meal. Sometimes we’re busy, and sometimes we’re lazy. Introducing – shortcuts! I am all in favour of exploiting easy alternatives that save tons of time, and sometimes money. So this time, instead of cooking my sauce from scratch, I used pre-bought red pesto. Not […]