Category: Pasta

Coffee ScenTEAd Abura Soba

Coffee ScenTEAd Abura Soba

As a culinary student who dreamed of going to Japan, this recipe is a nod to ‘quick’ food. Although having a lot of components, this dish comes together in one bowl to create a flavor harmony of taste, texture, and appearance. This recipe was the first dish I was proud to feed my family.

Not Your Momma’s Lasagna

Not Your Momma’s Lasagna

A very easy lasagna recipe that takes your taste buds on a world tour. This is a unique recipe that I created using ingredients from different parts of the world. It’s not all Italian.

Tuscan Chicken With Buttered Pasta

Tuscan Chicken With Buttered Pasta

This is a restaurant quality meal that you can easily make at home. It’s filling and delicious. Everyone loves it. The hardest part of this recipe is waiting for the water to boil!

Breaded Italian Stuffed Shells Arrabbiata

Breaded Italian Stuffed Shells Arrabbiata

My aunt was half Italian and taught me a lot in the kitchen, so I created this recipe in her honor. These zesty sausage and cheese stuffed shells with a crispy coating are perfect for serving on game day, at casual get togethers or holiday parties.

Yuzukosho & Chicken Peperoncino

Yuzukosho & Chicken Peperoncino

A light flavored dish full of umami; but with a a little sour & spicy aroma from Yuzukosho. The sweetness from the cherry tomatos balances out the heat and flavor. This recipe is an arrangement from my grandma’s favorite dish, yuzukosho chicken.

Vegan Italian Stuffed Shells

Vegan Italian Stuffed Shells

Just like my Nonna made it, but completely dairy-free! A healthier, harmless way to enjoy this Italian Classic with a delicious almond based ricotta filling and homemade Chicago-style sweet basil gravy. Nobody will know it’s vegan.. that’s the best part!

Pasta Mezz

Pasta Mezz

This is a delicious and versatile pasta dish that is a family favorite for all seasons. You can substitute the sausage with shrimp or chicken if you would like, or change the peppers…The options are endless!

Perfect Pierogis

Perfect Pierogis

After marrying into a Polish family, I quickly discovered pierogis were a mainstay. This recipe was handed down to me by my mother-in-law. I added a little “Mel” to it, and….perfect pierogis!