Main Dishes



Spaghetti with Tomato and Kale

From reading previous posts, most of you may know that I am lucky enough to work just a few blocks away from the Union Square Greenmarket. And now, since the vendors are loaded with so many beautiful fruits and vegetables, I had to develop a recipe that captured the essence of summer produce in New York. Tomatoes were everywhere, but…
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Spaghetti with Lemon

With spring finally (hopefully!) here, it’s time to make some lighter, more warm-weather friendly pastas. During a recent trip to Whole Foods, I purchased the Cooks Illustrated All-Time Best Pasta Recipes magazine – which is filled with some amazing recipes – one being this Spaghetti with Lemon. The dish features some of my favorite ingredients – lemon, Parmigiano Reggiano, basil…
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Rigatoni with Marinara Sauce and Ricotta

We make John’s Sauce on the regular, but every now and then I like to mix it up and try different versions of a marinara sauce. There are no onions or black pepper in this recipe, and the garlic cloves are removed after it toasts in the olive oil. Once the sauce was ready, I topped the pasta (I use…
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Slow-Cooked Bolognese

When John and I went to Italy a few years ago, one of our stops was the city of Bologna. We spent two days there, and it was honestly the best two days of eating I EVER HAD. The food there is truly incredible, and one of the most well-known dishes that originated in Bologna is pasta with bolognese sauce.…
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