Posts tagged as pasta

Quick Pasta with Cream & Garlic

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Dec 13, 2011 at 11:23am

Inspired by a recent David Tanis/New York Times column about the beauty of having a quick, satisfying pasta in your repertoire, I thought I’d share my recipe – if you can even call it that – for the pasta I make for my son at least once a week. Like the Tanis recipe, this dish…

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Winter Squash Gnocchi with Brown Butter & Sage

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Oct 10, 2011 at 6:37pm

This pillowy gnocchi is so easy to make! And delicious tossed with brown butter and crispy sage. Recipe for Winter Squash Gnocchi with Brown Butter & Sage at Food & Wine Magazine/Andrew Zimmern’s Kitchen Adventures.

Ramp Pesto

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on May 2, 2011 at 8:21am

The calendar says May, but the temperature reads February, with mean little snow flurries icing our not-spring cake. It pretty much sucks. But there are ramps! Lovely, garlicky-grassy ramps, which taste like spring, and that means something. I actually prefer them just gently warmed, so they keep their garlicky bite, which makes them perfect for…

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Pasta Amatriciana from Muir Glen Vine Dining Tour Dinner at Corner Table

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Feb 11, 2011 at 5:07pm

It’s no secret that Corner Table Restaurant is one of my favorite spots in town – I wouldn’t have chosen to spend my birthday dinner there several weeks ago if it weren’t. So when I received an invitation for a promotional cooking demonstration and dinner at Corner Table, for the Muir Glen Tomato Vine Dining…

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Spaghetti Carbonara…Sort Of

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jun 28, 2010 at 6:34pm

As you might have noticed, I’ll eat eggs with pretty much anything.  Polenta, potatoes, bread, bread crumbs, salad, tomatoes, soup, on and on.  Take it from a former egg hater – eggs elevate all of these dishes from something ordinary to sublime. For pennies. For around 75 calories. So lovely. This dish is a sort-of…

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Newly Minted: Almond-Mint Pesto, Gin & Tonic with Grapefruit & Mint

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Jun 16, 2010 at 1:24pm

If mint over-runneth your garden – chives too, for that matter – then this pesto is for you.  It’s surprisingly mild, luscious with toasted almonds and olive oil (no cheese).  It makes a quick, lovely dinner, especially tossed with fresh tomatoes (as written) or a handful or two of your favorite lightly sauteed vegetables.  (My…

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Fettucine Alfredo That Won’t Kill You

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on May 31, 2010 at 7:21am

My son is a big fettucine alfredo fan. Restaurant versions are terrifyingly caloric, unnecessarily soaked in cups of cream and cheese, some even enriched with egg yolks. I’ve come up with a not-so-over-the-top version for him that I actually prefer. I use real cream, but not too much. A little goes a long way. Nathan…

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Silken Tofu with Soba Noodles

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Apr 30, 2010 at 8:19am

This is a quickie lunch or dinner idea, very basic but satisfying and packed with flavor. Remember when I first posted Mark Bittman-via-Jean-George’s ginger fried rice and commented that I’d be riffing on the delicious theme for years to come? Well here’s one riff. I was so taken with the crave-worthy combination of leeks sauteed…

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Chicken Lo Mein

Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Apr 24, 2010 at 10:10am

I love family-friendly spaghetti with meat sauce as much as anyone (for a great recipe, check out the version my friend Maud posted on food52 this week, her mom’s famous recipe, secret ingredient…a pinch of curry powder, can’t wait to try it). But I like to mix up our pasta selections as well, especially given…

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Posted by Stephanie Meyer on Oct 28, 2009 at 8:13am

Routine, Routine, wherefore art thou Routine?  Man, if you’re stuck in a rut and need to shake things up a bit, may I suggest a household bout with the flu, close on the heels of acquiring a new puppy?  Actually, you probably already know these tricks – at the least the flu part – given…

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