Roasted Veggie Pasta Bake

Roasted Veggie Pasta Bake

The perfect dish to make if you're looking to feed a group, or just in need of having leftovers around for your week. I bake it off once and it lasts for a couple of days, reheating nicely as needed. It's filling and flavorful and very forgiving. You can use any vegetables of your choice- [...]

Four Summer Salads to Try Now

Four Summer Salads to Try Now

My favorite days of summer are spent with great friends, hitting the beach, getting in some outdoor activities and ending the day cooking up fabulous seasonal dishes. Between the Hamptons, Vail and my tiny New York City terrace, I have both created and have been introduced to some flavorful fares worth acknowledging that I know [...]

Winter Kitchen: Comfort Pasta

Winter Kitchen: Comfort Pasta

Nothing says winter comfort like pasta made with fresh ingredients. In any season, the aromas of basil, tomatoes and garlic cooking make any stresses from your day disappear (having a glass of good red wine in hand doesn't hurt either). I couldn't tell you the last time I ate pasta, but occasionally it's just the [...]

Autumn in NY: Broccolini, White Bean + Pecorino Pasta

Autumn in NY: Broccolini, White Bean + Pecorino Pasta

I made this pasta on that first cool night when summer was noticeably coming to an end. With the windows wide-open, we cuddled up on our couch, sipped on red wine and overheard tunes from a west village neighborhood stoop-singing group singing the doo wop classics like"Daddy's Home" and " Blue Moon". Great New York [...]

Spring Fever: Sicilian-Style Cauliflower with Whole Wheat Fussili

Spring Fever: Sicilian-Style Cauliflower with Whole Wheat Fussili

After a week of being sick and a rainy April weekend, the only thing that could lift my spirits before another Monday was to get into the kitchen. I went to the grocery store looking for inspiration...I wanted something healthy and hearty. Comfort food, to me, is whole wheat pasta. I always try to mix [...]

Whole Wheat Penne with Steak + Arugula

Whole Wheat Penne with Steak + Arugula

It was a long, fun-filled weekend with the family in town...A drunken Centro Vinotecca dinner-Tuscan Gemma brunch-cocktails at 5-dinner at Braeburn-Kingswood Easter brunch later... James and I were ready for a night in. We wanted simple. We wanted tasty. Maybe it's me but there's something about meat that just seems right on Easter Sunday, and [...]

Winter Comfort: Spinach, White Bean + Pecorino Pasta

Winter Comfort: Spinach, White Bean + Pecorino Pasta

Nothing beats the winter blues like a warm hearty, healthy bowl of pasta. It's been one of those weeks...and it's only Tuesday. I bundled up to make my rounds: first stop at the local deli for the fresh ingredients, then to Murray's Cheese for homemade pasta, gourmet cheeses and, of course, something chocolate for dessert. [...]