Pasta with Tuna, Tomatoes, Capers, and Basil

Very occasionally, I am caught completely unprepared by dinnertime. It's not that the time itself sneaks up on me-- no, my stomach is a pretty good timekeeper in that respect. It's that dinner itself appears looming, an insurmountable obstacle that I am somehow caught unprepared to handle. I forget what I'm doing. I don't know … Continue reading Pasta with Tuna, Tomatoes, Capers, and Basil

Homemade Fettuccine with Radicchio and Bacon

Growing up, my mother regaled my brother and me with stories of her family's homemade pasta. Papa made the best lasagna with spinach pasta, she told us, and we spent hours drooling over the homemade gnocchi we knew that our great-grandmother made by hand, lovingly making a thumbprint well for the sauce in each one. … Continue reading Homemade Fettuccine with Radicchio and Bacon

Pasta with Sausage and Broccoletti

If you are anything like me, by this time of the year January (who am I kidding) you are halfway to falling off the new-year's-resolution bandwagon. I don't know about you, but I meant it when I promised myself that I would eat more healthily after the holidays. I would stop gorging myself on sugary … Continue reading Pasta with Sausage and Broccoletti