Tag Archives: Main Dish: Pasta

Off Topic: Pasta Carbonara

So this right here, I’m pretty sure, is the reason my husband married me. I made it for him while we were dating and apparently he liked it so much he put a ring on it. Since that time it … Continue reading

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Off Topic: Spaghetti with Lemon and Olive Oil

This is from the most recent (Jan/Feb 2011) Cook’s Illustrated.  With a vegetarian among us I’m always looking for something meat-free that will appeal to all three of us.  And quick recipes are never unwelcome.  Tonight cooking was hastily wedged … Continue reading

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Off Topic: Fetuccine with Prosciutto and Cream Sauce

I defy you to find a bad sauce in Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking.  Go ahead, try, I’ll wait right here.  And most of the ones I’ve tried are shockingly simple and quick. This one will make you particularly happy. … Continue reading

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Perfect One-Dish Dinners: Quick, Creamy, Mushroom-Spinach Lasagna

This was a delicious and easy lasagna although not much quicker than my usual. I’ve never used cream cheese in a lasagna before and I’m sure it will make purists sniff with disdain but hey, it works. I made the … Continue reading

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Off Topic: Creamy Skillet Penne with Mushrooms and Asparagus

I was thinking about my friend Susan tonight when I made this. She recently told me that she would love a cookbook with easy one-dish meals and lots of vegetarian options. Like us, she is not a vegetarian but would … Continue reading

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