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Presto Pasta Nights

Mussel Risotto

A risotto such as this one, with flavorful, plump mussels nestled amongst tender grains of Arborio rice, lusciously sweet tomatoes and a fragrant mixture of onion, celery and herbs is […]

Pasta For Dinner

If you’ve been following this food blog for a while, you may have noticed that there’s an inordinate amount of pasta dishes that appears throughout this blog. That’s because it’s […]

Pasta Primavera

Before I get to the subject of today’s post, I want to talk a little about one of my pet peeves that keeps occurring with some regularity, especially now that […]

Eat Your Vegetables

When I was growing up, I hated vegetables with a passion, or for that matter, anything that was garlicky, spicy or remotely unfamiliar. Fast forward thirty years and it’s like […]

Penne Arrabbiata

Penne arrabbiata I often talk about the advantages of keeping a mostly Mediterranean-style pantry. One of them is being able to make dinner in about 15 to 20 minutes, including […]