pasta

pasta alla gricia

pasta alla gricia

For a long time I have wanted to be the kind of person who could have people over for dinner at a moment’s notice.  I have wanted to be spontaneous with my hospitality.  But to be honest, this goes against the core of who I am in one way: a planner.  I meal plan and … more

pasta with bacon, brussels, and ricotta

pasta with bacon, brussels, and ricotta

I have spent a lot of time feeling stressed lately.  To which, I guess my response to myself is that is tax season so…what should I expect?  (My mom said that is my dad’s answer to everything right now.  “It’s tax season.”)  I only work part time, but working part time through tax season while … more

macaroni and cheese (finally!)

macaroni and cheese (finally!)

Macaroni and cheese and I have a very long history together, so let me give you a short summary. When I was growing up I LOVED the boxed stuff.  So much so that as a little kid, when my grandmother made homemade macaroni and cheese for me, I was disappointed that it was not the … more

pasta alla carbonara

pasta alla carbonara

This post is about a year late (sorry).  Ever since our trip to Italy last summer I have been wanting to make the perfect carbonara at home.  I had it once in Rome, at a little restaurant that really catered more to tourists than it did to actual Romans I think, but it was still … more