Category Archives: Pasta

Fettucine with Pink Lobster Sauce

Arthur’s Legacy My grandmother never made anything pink. Certainly not her sauce. This dish has a more northern Italian influence. We rarely ever ate lobster in our house either. Well, until Arthur came into the family. Arthur was from the … Continue reading

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Ziti al Forno – Baked Ziti

Hurricane Ziti I can’t think of a better comfort food to make during bad weather than a baked ziti. And maybe for the occasion I’ll add little meatballs to it. Hurricane Irene is barreling down on us, we are less than 12 … Continue reading

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Linguine with Clams

This has to be one of my all time favorite pasta dishes. There is nothing quite like Linguine made with a fresh clam sauce. Back in the 70’s there was a place in Little Italy in New York City called … Continue reading

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Spaghetti Alla Carrettiera

This is a fresh uncooked tomato sauce. It’s named after the drivers of the colorful Sicilian carts the Sicilians are famous for. It’s somewhere between the taste of a pesto and a fresh tomato salad.  It’s important to use very ripe … Continue reading

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Linguine with Crab Sauce

Linguine with crab sauce brings me back to the days when I spent my summers at the Jersey shore. My Aunt Phyllis and Uncle Sal had a summer house in Brick, New Jersey right off of Mantoloking Road. Just down the road … Continue reading

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Elbow Macaroni with Peas and Bacon

“EXCUSE ME SIR!!! THAT’S NOT CAPOCOLLO YOU’RE CUTTING, IT’S SALAMI!!!!”   Nothing burns my butt more than a person that doesn’t have a clue about their job or how to do it, then argues with you. You think I would have known better … Continue reading

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Lasagna

Lasagna is as well known an Italian dish as spaghetti and meatballs. There are many different ways to make lasagna. In southern Italy lasagna is made with a rich ragu meat sauce either of pork or beef and ricotta cheese. … Continue reading

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Pasta cui vroccoli arriminati – Pasta with Cauliflower

It’s amazing the things we remember growing up. Back in the 60’s I used to watch a TV show that featured the “Cool Ghoul”, Zacherley. Zacherley used to host programs that showed horror movies and back in the 60’s he hosted Chiller Theatre, … Continue reading

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Ziti and Sausage Portobello

  The beginning of fall brings an end to my herb garden. The oregano will last till the first frost along with the rosemary and sage. The basil has been gone for a few weeks now. And oh, how I miss the … Continue reading

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Macaroni with Eggplant – Past alla Norma

Halloween meant different things to me at different stages of growing up on 77 Street in Brooklyn. At an early age, Trick or Treating was one of the most wonderful activities a child could take part in. Going door to door with an … Continue reading

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