Monthly Archives: September 2010

Garlic Lovers Pasta with Broccoli

I made this salad last year but revisited it with some added broccoli. It’s super easy and when you have some leftover buttermilk in the fridge from making fresh ricotta, it’s that much easier to whip up. Everyone will be … Continue reading

Posted in Pantry, Pasta, Presto Pasta Night, Quick, Salads, Vegetables, Vegetarian | 5 Comments

Asian Corn and Shiitake Mushroom Salad

This summer, when the corn was plentiful and cheap, I bought many, many, many ears of it, cooked it up, cut it off the cob and froze it. Now, as we move into the fall season (also known as the … Continue reading

Posted in Asian, Mushrooms, Quick, Salads, Side | Leave a comment

Succotash Soup

I have a vivid memory of sometime in the third grade, around Thanksgiving, when we were learning about the origins of the holiday and there was some sort of reenactment of the feast that included real food. I do not … Continue reading

Posted in Comfort Food, Quick, Side, Soup, Vegetables | 2 Comments

Italian Sausage with Peppers and Onions

If you grew up in the Northeast (Boston, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York) you probably were surrounded by Italian Americans. Actually, they were probably Sicilians, but most people thought of them as simply Italian. “Eye-talyans” is how many people pronounced … Continue reading

Posted in Entree, Italian, Meat, Quick, Vegetables | 1 Comment

Pasta Frittata

While I am unabashedly in love with Italian food, I pride myself on the fact that I have only 5 Italian cookbooks out of my extensive collection: Marcella Hazan’s The Classic Italian Cookbook, Patricia Well’s Trattoria, Mario Batali’s Molto Italiano, … Continue reading

Posted in Italian, Pasta, Presto Pasta Night, Quick | 4 Comments

Block Island Steamers

Ever since childhood I have had two inspirations that have deeply influenced how I interact with food in my adult life: Little House on the Prairie and Jeremiah Johnson. Does that seem nuts? The first were the books that I read … Continue reading

Posted in Entree, Hors d'oeuvres, Quick, Seafood | Leave a comment

Kate’s Classic Stuffed Mushrooms

I just came back from a wonderful beach vacation on Block Island, Rhode Island. I napped, lazed on the beach, floated in the ocean and ate lots of great food that we all prepared. One of the real treats was … Continue reading

Posted in Cheese, Hors d'oeuvres, Mushrooms, Quick, Vegetarian | 1 Comment