Spaghetti alla Carbonara
Authentic, creamy pasta carbonara made with cured pork and Pecorino cheese.
Summer Fresh Pasta with Tomatoes and Prosciutto
A quick, easy, and flavorful fresh pasta dish that showcases the summer's garden bounty! This recipe came about in an effort to use up a few more of those wonderful home-grown tomatoes and fresh basil. Everything was on hand and was easy to throw together. For garlic lovers, the second time I made this dish I used a garlic-infused olive oil; amazing! A crisp green salad is the perfect accompaniment. Enjoy!
Penne Pasta with Spinach and Bacon
This bacon spinach pasta is a quick, light meal. Wilted spinach, bacon, and tomatoes are tossed with penne pasta. Good for any season and will complement anything.
Risotto with Chicken, Sausage, and Peppers
Orzo gets cooked risotto-style, using a flavorful stock made with braised chicken and sausage.
This is a classic Italian pasta dish. Use fresh basil when it's in season; at other times, use fresh flat-leaf parsley.
Spinach and Feta Pita Bake
This feta and spinach pita bake is tasty, full of flavor, and good for you. It makes a great party appetizer or a full meal. The crunchy crust is what I really like! You can switch up the veggie toppings and cheeses. This is our favorite quick meal.
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Pasta Fazool (Pasta e Fagioli)
Comforting classic Italian soup made with sweet sausage, beans, and pasta.
To Die For Fettuccini Alfredo
A wonderfully rich and filling alfredo, not for those watching their waistlines.
Chef John's Cincinnati-Style Chili
You'll love this chili recipe if you tend to like foods from the Middle East, the Mediterranean, Greek food, or Indian food, because of the spices and flavor profile. If you don't, you won't. If you finish this dish off with some diced onions and grated Cheddar cheese like I did, you'll be enjoying what they call in Cincinnati a "Four-Way," because of the four components, but feel free to serve as you like.