Fusilli Pasta with Basil Pesto & Sauteed Mushrooms

Looking for a quick, delicious and satisfying meal? Well, I have the perfect, beautiful meal- fusilli pasta with a creamy basil pesto and meaty sauteed cremini mushrooms….yum! A very satisfying vegetarian meal that hits the spot. And ready in no time. I chose Italian fusilli pasta so the sauce can really coat the pasta. The…

Scallops with Chorizo and Farfalle Pasta

Got 15 minutes to make a delicious meal? Well, that’s all it takes, from start to finish to make this beautiful and delicious meal. Yes, that’s right, 15 minutes…less than take-out. Here in New York City we are currently in a heat wave advisory, so turning the oven on is not a favorable way to…

A Tribute to Chef, Anthony Bourdain

June 8, 2018 I woke up at 6:30 AM to the tragic news, “Anthony Bourdain, Dead at 61. ” I couldn’t believe what I just saw on my cell phone. I looked again..there it was. I felt very sad. How can someone so young, so vibrant, so full of life be dead? Then I read…

Cheesy Rigatoni with Ground Beef in a Fresh & Healthy Tomato Sauce

    Got 12 minutes? Of course you do! That is the total time this delicious and CHEESY meal will take from start to sitting at the table to enjoy. It is packed with great flavors and also nutritious ingredients that will leave you fulfilled but not overstuffed. I added in the ground beef  for…

Pasta Primavera with Shrimp, Asparagus, Kale & Peas

  It is Spring and there are so many wonderful new fruits and vegetables that are so good for you to be eaten and so little time. But visiting your local farmers market can make eating healthy an easy choice. Your eyes will feast on the beautiful array of colorful food just waiting to be…

Spaghetti with Ground Turkey & Vegetables

Are you tired of wracking your brain every night for dinner ideas? Well, let me help you. This meal is so quick, healthy and great tasting that you will be very pleased with yourself. And in less than 30 minutes from start to finish, now how about that? Pasta is usually a good crowd-pleaser, it’s…

Lemon Tagliatelle with Garlic Shrimp

With all of this talk and actual stormy weather I felt like taking myself to a warm place and imaged eating a very light and summery meal. Nothing heavy or hearty, just light, fragrant, colors of the summer and easy to prepare. Ciao, lemon tagliatelle pasta with garlic shrimp! If you ever had the pleasure to…

Penne with Kabocha Squash with Goat Cheese

Farmers Market Kabocha Penne with Kabocha Squash with Goat Cheese If you are looking for a healthy, colorful, pleasing not only to the eyes but your health recipe, well this one is sure to please! I love going to the Union Square Farmers Market in New York City. There is always something new that I…

Spaghetti Cacio E Pepe

In honor of His Holiness Pope Francis, I wanted to prepare a popular Roman meal, Cacio E Pepe. This week Pope Francis made a visit to New York City where he addressed  The United Nations, visited Our Lady Queen of Angels  school in Harlem, presided over Mass in Saint Patrick Cathedral, Madison Square Garden and…

Orzo Pasta Salad

Oh no, it is Labor Day, the last summer holiday! I am going out kicking and screaming! I do not want summer to end, it’s a tragedy. I will miss all of the fun barbecues, picnics, swimming, sun bathing, the boat rides, so sad.  I am getting teary eyed just thinking about this. But at…

Lemony Garlic Spaghetti

Mmmmm pasta! Who doesn’t enjoy a nice bowl of some tasty pasta, especially spaghetti? Heck, even in Walt Disney’s cartoon,” Lady and the Tramp, ” the two cute dogs loved spaghetti, lol. It is such a comfort food, and great to share with friends, family and good wine. This pasta dish is so packed with…