Miso Chipotle Pasta

Get ready for a clash of nationalities. This miso chipotle pasta takes Asian, Mexican, and Italian flavors to create an unbelievably delicious dish. This pasta dish is spicy, smokey, and yet surprisingly bright. If you like things spicy, but your tolerance is low this one is for you. Best part? This dish is ready in 20 minutes and takes minimal prep making it a great weeknight dinner. Chipotles in adobo was my lifeline in college. At a $1.50 a can…

Spicy Aglio e Olio

Aglio e Olio or other known as spaghetti with olive oil and garlic is a traditional Italian dish comprised of just a handful ingredients. The result? An anytime, any day, flavorful, and quick pasta dish. If you came here looking for a traditional Aglio e Olio, then this recipe isn’t for you. Simply google “Aglio e Olio” and you will find a plethora of authentic recipes. If you stumbled upon this post because you are like me and want to…

Creamy Sun Dried Tomato Orzo

Picture this, it’s 5 pm and you haven’t given a thought to what’s for dinner. You don’t want take out, but you also don’t want to cook anything. This super creamy sun dried tomato orzo is ready in 15 minutes and uses almost all pantry/staple ingredients. That’s right no heavy cream here, not a splash. Instead this luscious orzo dish gets its creamy texture from a little bit of cream cheese tossed in at the end. I have never been…

Parm & Pancetta Mafaldine

Crispy fatty pancetta, check. Salty parmesan cheese, check. Peppery arugula, check. Sounds like a good pasta dish to me. Let’s not be confused this is not cacio e pepe or carbonara, instead this parmesan pancetta pasta combines elements from both. This parmesan pancetta pasta dish is light despite being cooked in pancetta fat and parmesan. Salty and nutty from the freshly grated parmesan cheese. With only 6 ingredients and made in under 30 minutes, this easy pasta dish packs a…

Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Canned tomato sauce, you love to hate them, but love them anyways because of the convenience. If you told me 10 years ago that I would be making my own tomato sauce I would laugh at you. For one because I LOVE canned tomato sauce and two because I always pictured an Italian grandmother in the kitchen stewing tomatoes for hours to get deep rich flavor. Yes, making your own tomato sauce is a lengthy process even when starting with…