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 lb. –  1 lb. Spaghetti Or Spaghettini 1 clove garlic, minced 2 – 4 Tbsp. … Continue reading Tomato Sauce With Herbs

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 doesn’t get any better.   You choose the vino! ¾ lb. cherry tomatoes, very ripe & … Continue reading Spaghetti With Pesto Trapanese

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 sauté pan and set over low heat to melt. Toss in the sage leaves and … Continue reading Butter Sage Sauce For Gnocchi

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 Tbsp. each EVO & butter 1 small clove garlic, minced 2-3 Tbsp. flat-leaf parsley 4-6 … Continue reading Tomato Sauce For Gnocchi

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; so why bother. They closed their business so… we were forced to give it a … Continue reading Basic Potato Gnocchi