Category Archives: Pantry

Maple Buttermilk Pie

Buttermilk waiting to be used up in the fridge?       Check. Maple syrup looking a tad old?                         Check. Easy as pie recipe?                                  Check. Enter Maple Buttermilk Pie from 101 Cookbooks. So simple, so delicious, and if you bought the crust, a … Continue reading

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Spicy Lamb Broth with Ravioli and Gremolata – Presto Pasta Night #235!

This is a very humble dish that I found in The Southern Italian Table, a wonderful cookbook about the “cucina povera” – poor people’s cooking of Southern Italy. Arthur Schwartz is an American Expat living with his partner in Sicily, … Continue reading

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Cannelini Bean Crostini with Magic Herb Sauce

  Ummmmmm………….that would the sound of me speechless. When I read about Heidi’s Magic Sauce on 101 Cookbooks, I had no doubt it would be good. But really, words fail me. So amazingly good, that I probably should confess that … Continue reading

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Linguini with Garlic, Anchovies and Capers

At first glance this recipe doesn’t sound all that exciting – and possibly a little repulsive to anchovy haters. But hear me out, this dish is true alchemy. Really. No hyperbole here. Pan roast whole garlic cloves in olive oil, … Continue reading

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Penne with Winter Pesto

Sometimes, in the dead of winter, you want some summer (even in Los Angeles). You want that fresh, green-ness, just picked from the garden-ness in your dinner bowl, and you want it now! That is what inspired this dinner. Winter … Continue reading

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Capellini with Moroccan Style Sundried Tomato Pesto

Capellini (angel hair) pasta is one of my favorite types of pasta. I like its texture much better than spaghetti or linguini – there is less to it so I get more taste of the sauce. This past weekend I … Continue reading

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Pita Pizza – Quattro Stagioni

Pizza is probably my favorite food. I could eat it everyday; with new toppings, new crusts or simply the same thing over and over and over again. I really love it. But sometimes I just want it now, no waiting … Continue reading

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