cool steak and noodle salad

These slurpy rice noodles with strip steak are tossed in a vibrant sauce that hits all notes of sweet, spicy, umami, savory and acidic. Crisp cucumbers, crunchy cabbage and cool mint elevate the dish to springtime quality.

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sunday ragù with fresh pasta

Sunday sauce is a way of life for my family. We Italians love pasta, meatballs and family. My family did this whole shebang every single Sunday. Grandma would get up early to fry up meatballs and make the sauce in a massive pot. It would bubble and simmer all day, filling the house with cozy…

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handmade pasta carbonara

Every New Year’s Day I create homemade pasta. This year was no different. There is something so soothing and rewarding about getting your hands sticky with flour and eggs. Kneading dough is always rehabilitating. I love pulling the pasta through the machine, making it smooth and thin. It’s magical. For me, pasta making is a…

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fresh ricotta ravioli with sausage, sage + swiss chard (pure magic)

There is nothing like homemade pasta. Together we braved homemade ravioli and succeeded! This recipe is straightforward but requires a lot of hands-on time. That makes this the perfect Sunday afternoon project to do with your family. Grab your aprons and a cup of coffee and prepare for a lazy afternoon of pasta magic. My…

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ramen noodles + miso pesto + fried egg (saint patty’s day green)

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day Foodie Friends!! I have been saving this recipe to share with you until this day…because it’s GREEN! I know, I know, it’s not Irish. But Asian counts as long as it’s green, okay? Let’s move on. This slurpable Ramen Noodle Dish whips up in literally minutes. The pesto is made from…

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fresh pasta dough

Fresh made pasta is truly magical. Eggs and flour become a swirled bowl of comfort in no time. It’s a canvas for any amalgamation of sauces, meats and veg. It’s the pantry staple that everyone has but doesn’t think about. This minimalistic dough brought my family together every single Sunday.  For me, it’s so memorable.…

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trahana porridge with lemon & olive oil

I just recently reviewed Try the World, a food delivery service that sends subscribers products and goods from different countries around the world. Since my box was from Greece, I got to try many ingredients that were completely novel to me. One of those items was a box of Trahana. Trahana is a Grecian pasta…

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spaghetti alla carbonara & rosemary artisan bread

Hurricane Matthew. We have lived in Savannah for a year and have heard that the last huge storm was in the 1970’s. “Savannah is due for a hurricane”, they would say. Well, it’s here. We are apparently experiencing a historical event. Listen, we left town the second our area had a voluntary evacuation. Give me…

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Pacci: Coastal Italian Fare

ON THE quiet end of East Bay Street, away from the hustle and bustle of visitors and foot traffic, sits an understated cream square building with modest windows and no apparent entrance. Yet, a quick turn onto Houston Street, heading towards the historic Washington Square, one will see a large sign, mounted on an over…

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Pappardelle with Citrus Ricotta Cream

Pappardelle with Citrus Ricotta Cream highlights the harmony between decadent and delicate flavors. Refreshing citrus zest bursts through the rich ricotta, making this an ideal dish to ring in Spring. My incredibility thoughtful husband recently surprised me with the food photography book “Plate to Pixel” (click here). Although my obsession for cooking and noshing on…

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Fresh Homemade Pasta

Authentic homemade pasta contains only two ingredients, eggs and flour. When rolled out thinly and boiled quickly, these delicate noodles are second to none. I learned to make homemade pasta from my 93-year-old, straight off the boat, Italian Grandma. Grandma spoils us (my mom, aunts, uncles and cousins) every Sunday, making a large pot of…

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