Baked Rigatoni with Pork and Ricotta
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Baked Rigatoni with Pork and Ricotta

Here’s a sumptuous baked pasta dish that will warm you to the bone. No red sauce – just lemon, rosemary, and ricotta in an al dente pasta redolent with the flavor of the most tender pork you’ve ever tasted. I love this meal! Add a green salad and a nice, light red wine and you have the makings of a feast!

Spring Veggie Pasta
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Freshest Spring Veggie Pasta

There are four things that a great pasta recipe needs: not too many ingredients, it can’t be too complicated, it needs at least one healthy veggie, and of course it needs the pasta itself – that one soul-soothing thing that is so deeply satisfying.

Penne alla Vodka
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Penne Alla Vodka

There are plenty of ways to make this ultimate Italian comfort food, but this version is my favorite. It’s certainly the simplest! You can add grilled chicken to the recipe if you want it to be more substantial, but as written it’s the most deeply satisfying meal imaginable. My favorite time for penne alla vodka is when you’ve been traveling for a couple of days, skipping meals or eating granola bars for dinner – or worse, inhaling half the (stale) […]

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Green Tea Soba Noodles with Carrot VinaIgrette

Soba noodles are made of buckwheat, a lower-calorie, higher-fiber grain that tastes lighter – though it will fill you up just as nicely as a udon noodle. Finding a green tea-flavored noodle makes this more interesting, but it’s not essential. I love this recipe because it bursts with flavor and color: crunchy veggies, smooth, nutty noodles and a bite of hot pepper to hold your attention. It’s an entrée, a side dish, and an eat-it-cold-out-of-the-fridge breakfast. You really can’t pin […]

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Tuna Casserole

My husband’s been home with the flu, and I wanted to cook something comforting for him, so I made his favorite tuna casserole. When he was a little boy his mother made tuna casserole in a yellow cast iron pan, a mix of tuna, Campbell’s cream of mushroom soup, and a sprinkle of crushed canned onion rings on top. (She wasn’t much of a cook, but he retains fond memories of her tuna casserole.) This casserole is made with fresh […]