BLT Pasta

Just a couple of things.. The initials BLT stand for Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato, and it’s traditionally consumed between two pieces of toasted bread (which has been smeared with Mayo) If you choose to make a BLT sandwich, you should be choosing only top quality ingredients, pay an extra dollar a pound and get the heirlooms, find good quality…

Wordless Wednesday

Usually, on a normal day,  I do this on Wednesday, and I post a link to a the recipe. This isn’t a normal day, sorry. No recipe here. The photo is : Elbow macaroni in tomato sauce, with chicken sausage, topped with a fried egg. and

Baked Pasta

I remember when I was younger, the only pasta I would eat would be Shells. Even though all pasta tastes the same, to the 10-year-old me, Shells tasted like gold. Although, now that I think about it, I most likely was attracted to the fact that the sauce would get stuck inside the shells, making…

Lemon Scalloppine

For those who do not know Scalloppine actually refers to a thin cut of chicken, that is floured, sauteed and served with either a Piccata, Wine or tomato based sauce. (I had to look it up myself) I seem to have a long standing love with anything lemon. So it should not be a surprise…

Charlie Chan Pasta

If you were expecting a white guy who portrayed an Asian detective bathed in pasta, sorry to disappoint you, but that’s not this recipe. If you want that, I could attempt to create it for you, but things could get awkward  very quickly! No, This recipe is about attempting to recreate one of my wife’s…

Fettucini in creamy pesto sauce with chicken

This week has been hard on my wife and I, It’s never easy when you have a family member in the hospital, it’s always a difficult and stressful experience. Sadly, It has killed my motivation for cooking elaborate meals and dishes. I had some leftover pesto from a bread recipe that I baked earlier in…

Spaghetti with Shrimp and Black Olives

This recipe actually comes from an Italian cookbook called; The Splendid Table. The author suggests that the shrimps can actually be served without pasta, and it would make a decent main course. This recipe actually surpassed my expectations, I’m not a huge seafood lover, so i was very happy to eat this pasta. For the…

Penne Alla Genovese

This pasta sauce is a bit odd. A quick Google search of “alla Genovese” reveals that this pasta sauce’s name is incorrect. Alla Genovese usually showed up as either pesto sauce or a onion and beef sauce. I had even a harder time finding any history of this sauce. Genovese means of Genoa, but that’s…

Penne alla Puttanesca

So, continuing with my history of pasta sauces, today we stop at Puttanesca. This is another one of those sauces that has multiple definitions. So picture this, you just finished your shift at work. You are walking home from the factory, but you smell a strong aroma wafting from the side street. Intrigued, you walk down the…

Penne alla Sausage Carbonara

The history of Spaghetti alla Carbonara is well..undecided. There are several theories as to the origins of the pasta dish. Here are a few: 1.) The name supposedly comes from a dish made in the Appenine mountains of the Abruzzo. The story is that woodcutters who made charcoal for fuel would cook the dish over…

Mush Molly!

The recipe actually has several different names, sometimes going by the name of “Johnny Marzetti” or “American Chop Suey”. Most of you will know it by the simple name of “Mac and Beef” or “Beefaroni”.For reasons unknown to me, my family has always called this “Mush Molly”. The main recipe is always the same. Usually…

Lily’s Pasta

This recipe was thought up, early one morning by me. My wife was sleeping, and I wanted to cook her something she could take to work for lunch. After taking a quick peek into the minuscule refrigerator, I seen red onions, tomatoes and red wine. We also had chicken marinating from the night before. Without thinking much…