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Clams With Bacon And Pasta in White Wine Broth

The best thing about coming home from a trip to the beach is coming home with some clams to cook for dinner.  Be sure to have some crusty bread on hand for dunking.  Serves 4-6 1/2 lb. small pasta, such … Continue reading

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Saffron Orzo

Risotto is one of my favorite things to eat, but with all the time and stirring, it’s not really one of my favorite things to make.  This orzo gives you a very similar texture and taste of risotto without all … Continue reading

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Nolan’s Asparagus Fettuccine

I’m told this dish got my young friend Nolan to eat asparagus…and like it!  The asparagus curls are thin and flexible like a noodle and can be slurped up right along with the pasta. 1/2 lb. asparagus spears salt 1 … Continue reading

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Perciatelli with Roasted Cauliflower and Herbed Breadcrumbs

         Perciatelli is a long pasta, like fat spaghetti, only hollow. If you can’t find perciatelli, substitute any long substantial pasta. Buccatini is the same thing as perciatelli as far as I know.  Spaghetti would be fine, but anything thinner … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with Italian Sausage

I have recently had a little case of blogger’s block.  I have been feeling like maybe I have already blogged all of my good dishes.  I cook dinner for my family every night, or at least 5 or 6 nights … Continue reading

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Linguine With Fresh Clams

In honor of my son’s 6th birthday, I give you his favorite dinner:   The clams and broth cook in as little time as it takes to boil the linguine, making it a great quick weeknight meal.  Just slice up … Continue reading

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Fresh Tomato Pesto

When the tomatoes are ripe and get that intense flavor of summer I love to come up with different uses for them.  This is an uncooked sauce that can be tossed with any type of pasta.  We used it for … Continue reading

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