The next course after the charred octopus was Chef Marcus’ take on Pasta Puttanesca. Puttanesca can be loosely translated to “spicy like a prostitute” and most puttenesca sauces are spicy. Chef Marcus switched it up a bit with his rendition.
(This post is the next installment of our Modern Italian Cuisine Cooking Class with Chef . . . → Read More: Pasta Puttanesca
Pasta inspired by “The Shape of Water,” a novel of murder and intrigue and this round’s Cook the Books pick. . . . → Read More: Whole Wheat Pasta with Garlic Two Ways
One of the first contests I entered, I won. But, let me clarify. It was a “Fan Favorite” contest. It was sponsored by the 92nd Street Y in NYC and I am sure that they were perplexed as to why a bunch of Okies were voting for Loaded Baked Potato Mac ‘n Cheese.
I recruited . . . → Read More: More OCD Recipes: Chicken Tetrazzini
On our recent trip to KC, I picked up some Pappardelle’s pasta and was most excited to try the black bean/chipotle pasta. I based this recipe on one from their website for Chipotle Black Bean Tagliatelle with Tequila Lime Sauce. I wanted to highlight the many jalapenos we are still getting from the . . . → Read More: Tequila Chicken with Jalapeno Cream Sauce
The title of this post is an allusion to an essay in Laurie Colwin’s book Home Cooking, a book that Cook the Books Club recently featured. Colwin’s ‘s essay is actually entitled “Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant” and I referenced it in my latest CTB post.
This recipe is another homage to the late . . . → Read More: Alone in the kitchen with leftover eggplant…
September’s SRC Reveal: This is a great spaghetti sauce recipe packed with veggies. . . . → Read More: Roasted Tomato, Garlic and Pepper Sauce for a Romantic Dinner (and an SRC reveal)
The Perfect Macaroni Salad recipe—-perfect for the upcoming holiday picnics, barbeques, and cookouts. . . . → Read More: The Perfect Macaroni Salad
I love our Secret Recipe Club posting days! . . . → Read More: Pasta Alfredo with Peas and Carrots—SRC Post for March
What to make for dinner? Pasta is always my answer. . . . → Read More: Comfort Food: Pasta with Roasted Garlic, Sausage, and Beans
I am done with gifts. Today I wanted to use one of my Christmas presents, a new baking dish. . . . → Read More: Four Cheese Manicotti with Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomatoes