Easy Cajun Pasta

This is the easiest, most customizable, yummiest Cajun pasta recipe ever. I’ve been making some variation on this for years, and I’ve never met a Cajun pasta I didn’t like. If you have a couple of basic vegetables, a bottle of Cajun seasoning, pasta, and some broth, you’re well on your way to an easy,…

Fresh Pasta-Italy

You don’t need lots of fancy equipment to make fresh pasta, but it’s definitely a lot of fun to have the fancy equipment. I’ve made fresh pasta tons of times, using everything from a pasta roller, to a rolling pin, to my bare hands. I really wouldn’t recommend that last option. The best part is,…

Creamy Pasta Puttanesca

I was reading a cookbook the other day, and I came across a recipe for pasta puttanesca. I’ve only had pasta puttanesca twice in my life- once, when I had just watched A Series of Unfortunate Events (the one with Jim Carrey as Count Olaf, a true classic). I begged my mom to make it,…

Truffle Cavatappi and Cheese

This is it. This is the best use for truffle paste. I’m cutting truffle week short: making it a Monday-Friday week, just because I have peaked. I was going to make truffle meatballs: useless! Utterly useless! I was going to be a smart aleck and make chocolate truffles: what’s the point? Because this, this, this…

Creamy Truffle Fettuccine

This is on the menu at pretty much every Italian restaurant. It’s your classic creamy, cheese, garlicky, truffle scented pasta. I don’t care if it’s overdone! I don’t care if every food blog has a recipe for it! I don’t care if it’s cliched! Huh. Maybe my mom does have a point when she says…

Christmas Pasta

So, what do you do when your basil plant is starting to droop, you have an open packet of turkey breast in your fridge, and you want pasta really, really badly? Simple. You make pesto, throw in the turkey breast and some cavatappi, and call it Christmas pasta. Make it green and red, and no…

Orzo Stuffed Fennel

I. Love. Fennel. It may not be in season anymore, but I don’t let little things like that bother me. I will find fennel. And so help me, I will stuff it and bake it. Today, it’s a Mediterranean orzo salad. Tomorrow it could be kimchi. The day after it could be Nutella. There’s no…

Worcestershire Spaghetti

This is my go to recipe when I’ve been studying for 7 hours straight and I can’t remember how to spell blue and I NEED PASTA. It takes all of 5 minutes to throw together, and it’s surprisingly healthy! SAT season is coming, and whether you’re taking an exam or have to deal with someone…

Applesauce Mac and Cheese

Yeah, you read that right. How does applesauce mac and cheese not taste disgusting? With the help of cayenne and pesto. Apples and cheese are a classic combo, and a spicy, herby pasta is the perfect place to show that. Feel free to use whatever kind of pasta you have on hand- I was plumb…

Spaghetti and Meatballs

Which came first, the spaghetti or the meatball? My money is on the meatball. I’ve always wanted to have a valid excuse to say that. It just sounds cool. Meatballs in general are cool. I mean, think about it. Ground meat smushed together with herbs, cheese, and bread, formed into balls, and fried. Meatballs will…