Main Dishes



Sweet and Spicy Sausage Lasagna

I’m officially back in the kitchen after welcoming my son Jack into the world on December 27! It was great to be able to devote my time to him for so many weeks, but I am now so happy to be cooking again. After all of these weeks, I knew my first post back had to be my Sausage Lasagna,…
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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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