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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 […]

Gnocchi with Tomato and Basil

Posted on May 2, 2012 by in pasta

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There is something so comforting about gnocchi, I am not sure if it is the sense of accomplishment for trying to make them rather than buy them, or whether it is the comfort of wrapping your hands around a bowl of  something so moreish and belly-warming. It might be both, but I love making gnocchi […]

Cheesy Pasta Shells in a rich tomato sauce

Posted on November 29, 2011 by in pasta

Making these stuffed pasta shells was my come back after a few days of non-cooking in My Easy Cooking HQ. If you are in the kitchen all day, every day, then trust me, come dinner time, few dishes have a wow-factor anymore. All you can think of is just feet-up and rest, but  alas, I […]

Fettuccine Alfredo and teaching an old dog new tricks!

Posted on September 14, 2011 by in pasta

Fettuccine Alfredo. Thinking of all the bastardized versions of Fettuccine Alfredo that I have seen on the Internet and horror upon horror all the bad ones I have served my poor (un-informed) family, I have to say, I was a tad embarrassed this morning when Jan Tripepi cooked this Italian Classic in my humble abode. […]

Lip smacking Roast Chicken Pasta Bake

Posted on August 26, 2011 by in pasta

The aroma of roast chicken drifting through my house fills me with nostalgia and a fuzzy feeling every time. There is something so hearty and homey about serving a roast chicken with all the lovely trimmings like potatoes, steamed young green beans and maybe, just maybe there will be leftovers to make a Lip smacking […]