Try something new for National Pasta Month. It could be as simple as a shape of pasta you haven’t tried before, from wagon wheels (ruote) to strozzapreti (photo #4—the name means “priest stranglers—here’s why†). Perhaps it’s baked pasta, like manicotti, pastitsio or ziti. How about this fun approach to baked pasta: Spaghetti Pie, a recipe […]

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October 17th is National Pasta Day. Yesterday we published one special pasta recipe. Here’s another. Some people like to have an antipasto plate before the pasta course. But this recipe from DeLallo combines them together. It’s fun food, mixing antipasto ingredients into the pasta. Your plate of pasta is loaded up with pepperoni, olives, artichokes, […]

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October 16th is National Pasta Day, October is National Pasta Month. Most celebrants will head for their favorites. Fettuccine Alfredo? Lasagna? Spaghetti and meatballs? We think it calls for something different and special. How about a recipe you’ve never had before? This one from DeLallo has a sauce unlike you’ve never had: both goat cheese […]

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[1] Persimmons look like they might be related to tomatoes, but there is no relation. The two fruits branch off at the Order level (remember high school biology: Kingdom, Order, Family, Genus, Species). [2] A persimmon-yogurt parfait. Pistachio nuts are a great pairing with persimmons. Here’s the recipe from Low Carb Maven (photo © Low […]

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[1] Yes, please: a hearty dish of creamy mushroom fettuccine (photos #1 and #2 © Delallo). [2] Egg fettuccine has not just a golden color, but a deeper flavor than conventional fettuccine. You can get these online from Delallo. [3] Cremini mushrooms (also spelled crimini), are a mature version of button mushrooms. Read more about […]

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September 29th is National Coffee Day. To some coffee drinkers, fall means pumpkin spice lattes. We’re not keen on the sugar syrup, so for us, fall means fall coffee flavors. Starbucks Pumpkin Spice products are back on grocery store shelves, along with new fall specialties. Joining Pumpkin Spice are: Starbucks Maple Pecan Flavored Coffee, in […]

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