Roasted Pepper Spaghetti (with Spaghetti Squash and Mushrooms)

I’m trying to be more inspired in the kitchen but truth be told we’re eating a lot of frozen (but homemade) food that was stored in the freezer, simply grilling something, or (gasp) eating takeout pizza.

It’s just hard to come up with new ideas that don’t require a lot of brain . . . → Read More: Roasted Pepper Spaghetti (with Spaghetti Squash and Mushrooms)

Roman Pasta and Only You

The October Food ‘n Flix feature is Only You with a VERY young Marissa Tomei and Robert Downey, Jr. Seriously, they look like they’re twelve. 🙂 As part of the film is set in Rome, I found an “authentic” pasta to prepare. . . . → Read More: Roman Pasta and Only You

Pasta Gratin with Mushrooms, Tomatoes and Herbs

Words on Bathroom Walls is this month’s Food ‘n Flix feature. It’s a teenage-coming-of-age-while-dealing-with-schizophrenia drama with LOTS of food inspiration. Here’s a pasta dish inspired from a couple of Adam’s recipes featured in the film. . . . → Read More: Pasta Gratin with Mushrooms, Tomatoes and Herbs

Christmas Pasta for Food ‘n Fix and The Holiday

Happy Holidays!

I’m hosting the December edition of Food ‘n Flix with The Holiday (2006), a film directed by Nancy Meyers and starring Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jack Black and Jude Law. Of course, Diaz, Winslet, and Law are gorgeous. Black just adds enough scruffy “everyman” to help the tale be believable. Please do note . . . → Read More: Christmas Pasta for Food ‘n Fix and The Holiday

Thinking & Eating, a book review and recipe

Check out this new cookbook (out on September 29), my review and a comforting pasta bake for when things “get too much.” . . . → Read More: Thinking & Eating, a book review and recipe

St. Louis Days, St. Louis Nights: Cookbook of the Week

Artichoke Prosciutto Linguine is on the menu. Check out this recipe and the beginnings of my Cookbook of the Week posts. . . . → Read More: St. Louis Days, St. Louis Nights: Cookbook of the Week

Baked Pasta with Tomatoes, Shiitake Mushrooms, and Prosciutto

This casserole for I Heart Cooking Clubs is a work in progress. Keep reading to see if I made it home in time to pop this delicious smelling baked pasta in the oven for dinner. . . . → Read More: Baked Pasta with Tomatoes, Shiitake Mushrooms, and Prosciutto

Ruth’s Kitchen Therapy and Comfort Food: Painless Pasta

I Heart Cooking Clubs’ theme this week is therapeutic comfort food via Ruth Reichl. Here’s a delicious (and quick and easy) pasta dish from My Kitchen Year. . . . → Read More: Ruth’s Kitchen Therapy and Comfort Food: Painless Pasta

Garlic and Sapphires (and Strozzapreti with Tomatoes, Olives & Herbed Goat Cheese)

Ruth Reichl’s Garlic and Sapphires is the June/July selection for Cook the Books. Join me in my re-reading of Reichl’s reflections on being a disguised NYT’s food critic. . . . → Read More: Garlic and Sapphires (and Strozzapreti with Tomatoes, Olives & Herbed Goat Cheese)

Tortellini Salad with Cherry Tomatoes & Olives

A truly remarkable novel for the TLC Book Tour inspired this simple and summery pasta salad. . . . → Read More: Tortellini Salad with Cherry Tomatoes & Olives