Tender egg noodles, chunks of chicken, bits of onion and bell pepper in a cheesy, creamy sauce then topped with crunchy almonds is what makes creamy chicken noodle casserole a most comforting dinner meal everyone loves.Continue Reading
How many kids do you know that pack food ingredients when they come for a summertime visit to their grandparents home? Along with her clothes, personal belongings and a summer reading book, Shaela brought bow tie pasta, fresh Mozzarella and a list of other ingredients she would need from my garden and the market. Caprese Pasta Salad was a hit when she made it for her family back home and she was so excited to make a special dinner for her PopPop and I.Continue Reading
You may be thinking Pasta Pesto and Peas sounds Italian. And you’d be right. Pesto is a sauce originating in Genoa, the capital city of Liguria, Italy. The ancient Romans used to eat a similar paste called moretum, which was made by crushing garlic, salt, cheese, herbs, olive oil and vinegar together.Continue Reading
Have you used up all of your delicious Thanksgiving dinner left-overs? How about an easy and yummy dish with tender pasta shells and a creamy, cheesy filling for a lovely meal. Serve pasta shells with cheese filling, a side salad, bread and maybe even a glass of wine on a candle-lit table for an extra special dinner.
Are you from the Utica-Rome area of New York state? If so, you are probably very familiar with this regional specialty. Chicken Riggies or sometimes called, Utica Riggies is an Italian-American pasta dish native to the Utica-Rome area of New York State. It is a pasta dish usually consisting of chicken, rigatoni and hot or sweet peppers in a spicy cream and tomato sauce.