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Creamy Shells and Peas

I love peas. Like, a lot. So much that it’s a problem. The problem is that I don’t often measure when I add frozen peas to a recipe. I just pour until I think there’s enough, and often my definition of enough is too many peas for Jeff. It’s not that he doesn’t like peas….

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Asparagus Pesto (7 of 7)

Asparagus Pesto

It’s only the middle of April but we’re deep into asparagus season around here. For the past month, our weekly CSA box has included a bundle of the elusive green stalks. The first week, I roasted it with just oil and salt and the second week I did the same. But I don’t particularly enjoy…

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Puttanesca Sauce

When it comes to comforting meals, a bowl of pasta hits pretty high up on the list. But I’ve realized that the real joy is not the noodles – unless they’re homemade in which case, stand back – it’s the sauce. I will eat good homemade pasta sauce with a spoon. And by “good” and…

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Bolognese Sauce

Pasta Bolognese was one of my dad’s specialties growing up. His style of cooking is definitely less follow-the-recipe and more sure-let’s-add-that-too. He doesn’t often pay attention to what’s going into the pot or how much of it he used, just adding bits of things and tasting until he decides he likes it (or in some…

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