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…

Tuscan Kale, Cannellini Bean, Pork Soup with Orecchiette Pasta

Today was such a beautiful day to go to the farmers market in Union Square and see what fresh fruits, vegetables and breads they have. I was on a mission to purchase my ingredients that I needed to make this delicious, healthy and hearty soup.Since I had many of the ingredients fro this recipe,  I just…

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…

Squid Ink Pasta

Pasta is such a lovely word. It is a comfort food that is loved and enjoyed by most. You may eat it plain with just some extra virgin olive oil and sauteed garlic or with countless varieties of sauces. There are so many different types of pasta, and all to be enjoyed! Today I went…

Clams, Shrimp, Spinach and Tomatoes with Linguine

The temperature suddenly went from 55 degrees to a humid 90 degrees in NYC and no one feels like turning up the heat in their kitchen. You have to eat, yet everything sounds very heavy and too hot to prepare. But….seafood!  Seafood is so quick and easy to prepare and is packed not only with…

Roasted Red Pepper Pesto with Penne Pasta

Oh my gosh, this is the absolute flavor of flavors when it comes to red peppers! Roasted red peppers provide this insane flavor of smokey and sweet that is totally irresistible. If you have the time you can roast your own peppers or you can just purchase good quality jarred roasted red peppers, usually found…

Skillet Chicken Alfredo

There is no need to make a mess in the kitchen. With this recipe, all you will need are a cutting board, knife and skillet. Easy to prepare and easy to clean up making more time for you. Now, that is something I believe we would all enjoy more of, right? Skillet Chicken Alfredo Ingredients:…

Cellentani with Squash, Chiles and Walnuts

Tired of this grey and gloomy, January  weather? Me too! So how about a cheery, orange meal to brighten your day! Most people like to incorporate”no meat” into their Monday meals as “Meatless Monday” but I want to to make this “Cheery and colorful Monday”. An added plus if you do not want to consume…