Category: Fall Pasta

Spaghettini With Italian Sausages

This recipe somehow ended up on the bottom of my pasta file! We made it last night & had, I hate to admit, a Pasta Pig Out! Oops! Is it just me, or does everyone like cold spaghetti in the middle of

Read More »

Tomato Sauce With Herbs

This is my standard go to when I need a quick tomato sauce . Besides using it  to dress pasta,  I use it for pizza and for eggplant parmigiana among other things.  I hate anchovies, so I leave them out! Makes Enough Sauce For 3/4

Read More »

Spaghetti With Pesto Trapanese

There is nothing like making this pesto when the garden provides ripe cherry tomatoes and fresh basil. It’s so easy to put together.  Thanks to “Lidia’s Italy” for this one! On a hot day, with a glass of chilled wine, it just

Read More »
Fall Pasta

Spaghettini With Lemon And Garlic

A great variation of the Italian favourite, spaghettini aglio, olio e pepperoncino; with the addition of lemon juice and lemon rind. I especially like this type of pasta in the summer as a “primi” (first course) followed by a “secondo”

Read More »

Food Processor Or Stand Mixer Pasta Dough

Quantity for 3 People: 2 cups unbleached flour 1 tsp. water 1 tsp. EVO 1 tsp. salt 3 eggs, room temperature Note:  if you are serving the pasta with a meat sauce, this amount of pasta should be enough. *Quantity

Read More »

Butter Sage Sauce For Gnocchi

Sage Butter Sauce (Version 1) 12 Tbsp. unsalted butter 8 large fresh sage leaves (or the equivalent if leaves are smaller) Freshly ground black pepper This will make enough butter sauce for 1 batch potato gnocchi Put butter into a

Read More »

Tomato Sauce For Gnocchi

Here’s another Tomato Sauce that I created to dress gnocchi  made with either potato or ricotta cheese.  It is really good on other pasta too.  I like it on “shapes” (my name for short pasta). 2 cups tinned Italian plum tomatoes, chopped 2-3

Read More »

Basic Potato Gnocchi

Up until I received “Lidia’s Italy” cookbook as a Christmas gift a few years ago, I had never tried to make gnocchi. We used to buy gnocchi from an Italian store/deli which were made by the owner’s wife. Just like little pillows;

Read More »