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] A seasonal carbonara, with bacon and apples. The recipe is below (photos #1 and #2 © Delallo). [2] If you can’t find mezzi rigatoni locally, head to DeLallo’s online store. [3] Mezzi rigatoni close up (photo © J. Eltovski | Morguefile). [4] This delicious bacon is from Butcherbox, a quality meat subscription service with […]

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[1] Bucatini: like spaghetti, but thicker and with a hole down the center (photo by Alicia LaLocanda | CC-BY-NC-ND-2.0 License). [2] Spicy Pumpkin Carbonara—recipe below (photo © Delallo). [3] Bucatini Ai Frutti Di Mari (mixed seafood). Here’s the recipe (photo © Delallo). [4] Bucatini, homemade by The Baker Chick. Here’s her recipe (photo © The […]

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August 22nd is National BLT Day; April is National BLT Month. We’ve applied the BLT concept to foods beyond sandwiches—from cocktails to guacamole. See the recipes below. Thanks to DeLallo, we’ve now tried it with a bowl of fusilli col buco*. We’ve had it both as hot pasta and as a room temperature BLT Fusilli […]

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[1] An impressive party dish or appetizer: cooked store-bought pesto with kalamata olives and pesto sauce. We adderd ciliegene, small mozzarella balls Here’s the recipe (both photos © DeLallo). [2] Here, pesto is a salad dressing on this baby arugula, snap pea and burrata salad. Thin the pesto to desired consistency with olive oil. Here’s […]

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Cooking dinner every day during quarantine, we’ve found spring pasta and pizza recipes that are a delightful break between the standards. We’ve been making “Spring Pizza”” once a week. It has spring peas and tendrils, sugar snap peas and watercress. When we have them in the fridge, we add asparagus, too. Now for a tandem […]

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[1] Yummy, isn’t it? Think of it as “Mexican pasta” (photo © Go Bold With Butter). [2] Fresh rigatoni. You can use any short cut pasta; see below for choices (photo © The Baker Chick).   If you want an alternative to yesterday’s Chicken Enchilada Casserole recipe, The recipe was created by Jonathan of The […]

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[1] A close-up on pasta nests. These were made with carbonara ingredients (both photos © DeLallo). [2] Get out your muffin pan! [3] Capellini (angel hair) pasta nests. You can get them online from DeLallo.   For Easter—or anytime you’re looking for some food fun—these pasta nests are a festive way to enjoy one of […]

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