Posts Tagged "pasta"

Shrimp Fra Diavolo with Pasta

Shrimp Fra Diavolo with Pasta

There’s nothing I love more than a big bowl of seafood pasta and this Shrimp Fra Diavolo is one of my favorites! Fra Diavolo, which translates to “brother devil” in Italian, is often made with lobster instead of shrimp but let’s be honest, lobster isn’t always in the budget! This shrimp version is just as delicious and a little easier Read More

Tortellini with Lemon Butter Sauce

Tortellini with Lemon Butter Sauce

Nothing better than an easy weeknight dinner that can be on the table in 15 minutes, am I right? This Tortellini with Lemon Butter Sauce is so simple and easy to make, yet flavorful and totally satisfying! Even though I always have a few bags of tortellini and ravioli in my freezer, I always forget to use them! Usually when Read More

Pasta with Italian Sausage and Peppers

Pasta with Italian Sausage and Peppers

Pasta with Italian Sausage and Peppers is a quick and easy dinner that’s packed with flavor. Grab your favorite Italian sausage—hot, mild, or a combination of both—and dinner will be on the table in 30 minutes! This pasta is always in heavy rotation around here. It’s just so easy and fast, it’s perfect for a weeknight dinner! My parents used Read More

Pasta e Fagioli

Pasta e Fagioli in bowl

The second the weather starts cooling down, I immediately start craving a big ol’ bowl of Pasta e Fagioli. Pasta e Fagioli, which means “pasta and beans” in Italian, is one of my favorite and most comforting dishes out there! Pasta, beans, pancetta and a super flavorful broth all topped with cheese—what’s more cozy than that? My dad has been making Read More

Aglio e Olio with Cured Egg Yolk

Aglio e Olio with Cured Egg Yolk grated on top

Aglio e Olio, which means “garlic and oil” in Italian, is one of those dishes that’s so simple, and so easy to make, it’s almost unbelievable. It just proves, you don’t need many ingredients to make a delicious meal! Aglio e Olio is amazing on it’s own but I’m taking it to the next level by topping it off with Read More

Cured Egg Yolks

cured egg yolk

Wait, what? Yep! you read that right! Cured eggs yolks are something you need in your life. Like, right now. The first time I made these was about 5 years ago and I was immediately obsessed. Since then they’ve been a pretty regular occurrence in my household and they should be in yours too! The first time I made these, Read More

Squid Ink Pasta with Soft Shell Crab and Tomatoes

Would I even be Carolyn Mazzocco if I let soft shell crab season come and go without making soft shell crab pasta?! I mean, any excuse to make pasta, right? The squid ink pasta goes perfectly with the crab and all it needs is the simplest cherry tomato sauce and maybe (definitely) a glass of wine. If you’re not familiar, Read More

Spaghetti with Shrimp and Fennel

This Spaghetti with Shrimp and Fennel has quickly become a favorite in my house. I recently made it for my boyfriend and he was so impressed, he thought I had gone out of my way to make a really special meal for him. Little did he know, it was beyond easy to make! (but let’s just keep that on the Read More

Bucatini all’Amatriciana

Bucatini all’Amatriciana is one of my all time favorite pasta dishes. I visited Italy with my family when I was 19, and one of my favorite memories from the trip was the most perfect bowl of Bucatini all’Amatriciana I ate in Rome. Perfectly al dente pasta, chunky tomato sauce loaded with crispy, salty pork and tons of cheese—you can’t go Read More

Casarecce with Shrimp and My Lunch with Barilla

Thank you, Barilla®, for this unforgettable experience and for sponsoring this post. Thoughts, photos and recipe are my own. There have been moments in my blogging career when I’ve looked around me, taken note of what I’m doing, who I’m with and what I’m eating and thought, “This is REALLY cool.”  This week, I had a BIG one of those Read More