February 21, 2017

Macaroni Cheese evolved into Samp-a-roni and cheese.

Posted on September 28, 2016 by in pasta

macaroni cheese

Macaroni cheese is a comfort food, whether you are English, Italian or American. Macaroni  Cheese is a British invention, I know it is disputable, because pasta after all is an Italian invention. Let’s just give credit where it is due, shall we? A casserole made with cheese and pasta,known as “makerouns” was recorded in the famous […]

Pasta Puttanesca is possibly the quickest tastiest pasta dish you will ever make.

Posted on April 18, 2016 by in pasta, vegetarian

Pasta Puttanesca

Pasta Puttanesca literally translated as “spaghetti in the style of a prostitute” is most probably the quickest pasta you will ever make. (Well, maybe my Pesto Pasta is quicker) It is a tangy, somewhat salty Italian pasta dish, dated back to the mid-20th century. I am not sure how this recipe is linked to prostitution, […]

Homemade Pasta – Yes, you can do it!

Posted on September 11, 2015 by in pasta

homemade pasta

Homemade Pasta is without a doubt my favorite thing to make. If Baking Bread is my therapy, then making my own pasta is self-indulgence. There is just something so magical about 1 egg and flour, gently converted into your own homemade pasta. After all that is in essence what pasta is, egg and flour. We […]

Blue Cheese Gnocchi with Toasted Walnuts

Posted on July 22, 2015 by in pasta, rsg

Blue Cheese Gnocchi

Blue Cheese Gnocchi, oh my gosh it is indulgence in a bowl, I promise! Blue Cheese gnocchi is incredibly rich and I always eat way more than I should, but I have no will power when I see this on a menu. It is so rich and decadent so little goes a long way when […]

Gnocchi with meatballs and a creamy tomato sauce!

Posted on September 29, 2014 by in beef, pasta

Gnocchi

Gnocchi, soft dough dumplings made with either potato, semolina or ordinary flour.  It is mixed with eggs and cheese, preferably a hard cheese such as Parmesan or Peccorino! Gnocchi surely must be the ultimate comfort food to any full-blooded Italian. The last couple of weeks I literally had visions of these little dumplings cooking in […]

Spaghetti with Black Olives, Anchovies and Mint

Posted on August 6, 2014 by in pasta, rsg, vegetarian

spaghetti

Spaghetti is one of the most commonly used pastas in the entire world, I actually thought it was the most popular pasta, but it isn’t! Spaghetti is the second most popular pasta worldwide…….. can you guess which pasta takes the No.1 spot? Fusilli, or better known as the  “corkscrew pasta”, is apparently consumed most out […]

Risoni – Baked with the simple flavors of the Mediterranean!

Posted on February 4, 2014 by in pasta, vegetarian

risoni

Risoni is a form of pasta! It literally means “big rice” and  is also sometimes referred to as orzo. Risoni is perfect for light summer salads, adds bulk to your soups in winter, but I made this pasta bake the other night and it was such a hit with the family, that I just have […]

Mac and Cheese with the easiest cheese sauce ever!

Posted on June 19, 2013 by in pasta, rsg

mac and cheese

Mac and Cheese is my escape from the odd I-don’t-know-what-to-cook nights. My children love pasta and dad does not mind too much especially after a few weeks of no carbs.  I had to make something really quick and pasta was the only thing I had available, so mac and cheese it was. Mac and Cheese […]

Anel cooks Tomato Pasta Sauce + 10 Variations on RSG

Posted on June 27, 2012 by in pasta

Tomato Pasta Sauce with Anchovies and Capers

This tomato sauce blew me away! Seriously, I have never heard or seen this way of making a tomato pasta sauce and honestly I  will not look for another recipe ever……EVER! So simple and so divinely delicious, that my search for the perfect sauce has ended. The lady who had the wooden spoon in her […]

Vegetarian Spaghetti Carbonara

Posted on May 28, 2012 by in pasta

The idea of a vegetarian Spagetthi Carbonara will surely send  shivers down  the spines of those who love this classic Italian dish. I know of one person in particular who will most probably put a ban on this post and that is Fritz from Real Men can Cook. After all he made a perfect Spaghetti […]