Pasta Rules!

I’m beginning to wonder if there’s something wrong with me!  Here’s why… An article I was recently reading in a local magazine included a photo not unlike this one, minus the basil leaf, of white spaghetti topped with a huge dollop of tomato sauce. And as soon as I saw it I had a visceral … Continue reading Pasta Rules!

Veggie Moussaka

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. I found some end of  season eggplant at the Farmer’s Market and thought, what better way to use it, than to make this for Veggie Monday…not saying you can’t make it on other days! This makes a really, really tasty vegetarian main course. A nice addition might be a salad … Continue reading Veggie Moussaka

Tomato Sage Pasta Sauce

I make this lovely, light, late summer, early fall sauce every year with my own sage & plum tomatoes. The sage really works with the sweetness of the tomatoes. I really like to make homemade spaghetti or tagliatelle for this yearly treat, but when there is a time crunch, I use really good dried long … Continue reading Tomato Sage Pasta Sauce

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

Marinated Tomato Pasta Sauce

A terrific summer pasta on a hot day; freshly cooked pasta tossed with a room temperature sauce.   We grow Sun Gold, Red Cherry Tomatoes and San Marzanos for summer cooking.  I love the idea that the sauce sits and marinates on the counter until dinner time! Makes 4 Servings   ¼ cup EVO 1 large clove garlic, minced … Continue reading Marinated Tomato Pasta Sauce

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