Pappardelle with Ricotta, Mint, Lemon, and Fresh Peas

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You know me well by now. Pappardelle with ricotta, mint, lemon zest, and fresh peas doesn’t often seat herself at my dinner table. I mean, I adore that eggy silkiness that only fresh pasta has. The velvet of whole milk ricotta. The way garlic tans golden within seconds of bubbling in olive oil. My favorite…

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Petite Lasagnas: Take 2

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I’m revisiting my most popular post of all time: Petite Lasagnas. They caught fire in November 2010 and even now, six months later, I still hear from readers who love them. I say we celebrate those lasagna onesies with a throwback post. Shall we? ……………… One morning, years ago, as I was driving my youngest…

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Gooey Three Cheese Lasagna

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I am a love bug. Daniel cringes at the amount of affection I’d like to pour over him. [Yet again] I blame my mother. She loved me too much. Two days ago I was out for drinks and appetizers with my dearest friends and their 9 month old baby girl, and a very unfortunate series…

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Three Cheese Baked Ziti

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  You should know that I love Oprah. Love Oprah. Love Oprah. Love Oprah. And also, I love Oprah. Winfrey, for those of you who weren’t sure. I know that I’m not alone. I get that in a hierarchical sense, she’s throned somewhere between Jesus, Santa, and the first person to finesse cocoa beans into…

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Roasted Vegetable Lasagna

You know, I lived in Italy for five months and don’t recall ever eating a gooey square of lasagna. No manicotti, no stuffed shells, no casseroles overflowing with cheese, crushed tomatoes, and ground beef. Not even a meatball. Why? Because those aren’t standard menu fare of ristorantes in Roma, in Firenze, and Napoli. Instead, you’re…

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