Category Archives: Pasta

Spaghetti with Tuna and Fennel

My grandfather would go crazy over this spaghetti.  He would enjoy it so much I remember seeing him eating it with the end of the table-cloth tucked into the collar of his shirt so he would not get any oil or … Continue reading

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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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