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Viante Pasta Extruder

Viante Pasta Maker

Homemade pasta is something that I make every once in a while and it is a treat when I do. Like baking homemade bread, it can be a time consuming and messy process that you don’t always have the time or energy for. You can always use dried pasta, but if you are a true pasta lover you might want to look for other ways ... Read More »

Walnut Cheddar Pesto

Walnut Pesto

When you think of pesto, you probably think of a basil-heavy green sauce made with pine nuts and garlic. This is indeed a pesto, and it is probably the most common type of pesto out there. What you might not know is that these ingredients do not define “pesto.” The name “pesto” means “to crush” and it refers to the fact that nuts, herbs and ... Read More »

Baker’s Edge Simple Lasagna Pan, reviewed

Baker's Edge Lasagna Pan, reviewed

I am a big fan of the Baker’s Edge pan, which I have had for a number of years and use frequently to make bar cookies and cakes (especially coffee cakes). I don’t use mine for savory dishes, but it turns out that the design was very popular with fans of lasagna and baked pasta dishes because it was so easy to serve straight from ... Read More »

Beef, Spinach and Mushroom Lasagna

Beef, Spinach and Mushroom Lasagna

Lasagna is one of those dishes that seems like it is going to be tricky and time consuming to make, but is actually quite easy to prepare. It makes a big batch, so it is a great dish to make to feed a crowd, but it is also a good option for a smaller group, since you can slice it up and freeze portions, ready ... Read More »

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

When I was a kid, macaroni and cheese was one of my favorite dinners. I suspect that there are lots of former kids out there who would say the exact same thing. Everyone has a different “type” of macaroni and cheese that they favor. I know some people who like it go be gooey, with strings of melted cheese coming off of every forkful. I ... Read More »

Frittata di Spaghetti

Frittata di Spaghetti

I always make too much spaghetti when I cook it for dinner. In fact, I always make too much pasta of any shape. In an effort to control the problem, I used to try and measure out how much pasta I was using with a scale or a measuring cup, but since I inevitably ended up throwing an extra handful or two into the pot ... Read More »

Meat Lasagna

lasagna, in the oven

 You can’t really go wrong with a cookbook from America’s Test Kitchen. Even if their personal preferences aren’t quite identical to yours, the recipes are practally fail-safe and they are very, very well thought out. One of my current – or perhaps I should say “still” as the book has been around for a couple of years - ATK favorites is Here in America’s Test Kitchen because ... Read More »

Pasta with Broccoli, Arugula and Tomatoes

I’ve had arugula before, but I have never personally cooked with it. As it happned, I have some growing in my yard this spring. Arugula is a bitter green, also know as “aromatic” by people who find bitter to be too negative a word. It has a peppery flavor that kicks in a few seconds after you begin to chew on it. It wilts like ... Read More »

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