Category Archives: Pasta

Hearty Vegetarian Lasagna

Vegetarian lasagna is often uninspired and over-vegetabled. I’m thinking of that broccoli, carrot in cream sauce wonder we’ve all endured at holiday gatherings or office parties. You know, the stuff sold by the slab at Costco, in the freezer section. It’s, um, okay. It’s mild and creamy but it’s not what I think of when […]

Basic Macaroni and Cheese

Friends, I have a question for you: when you see a blog post for macaroni and cheese (like this one!) does it A) make you want to try that *specific* macaroni and cheese or B) send you running to the kitchen to make your tried and true favorite mac and cheese? Here is my hunch. […]

Summer Spaghetti

I love summer. It was 95º yesterday. After a July of 60º highs and long stretches of rainy days, it was nice to see cloudless skies. Nice to feel hot. Nice to wonder where the sunscreen is. Just nice. It got me thinking about summer. Summer is all about the senses, isn’t it? Maybe more […]

Simplest Marinara

I think there’s something way cool about knowing both a poem and a really great, simple recipe by heart. The kind of recipe made of pantry staples so it rarely requires a trip to the grocery store. Where you can make it in about 30 minutes. Where it’s good enough for company. This tomato sauce […]