sunday ragรน 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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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.ย  For me, it’s so memorable.…

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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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eattiamo review {live and love italian food}

Italian food is created and shared with passion and love. I should know, Grandma was straight off the boat from Sicily. Her greatest joy and goal in life was to see her family eat. Her hands told the tale. Imagine her worn, crooked {beautiful} hands kneading pizza dough and crushing garlic in a wooden mortar.…

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Grandma’s Italian Chicken Soup

Today has been a tragic day, as at 6 am this morning I found out that my 93 year old Grandma passed away in her sleep. She was like a second mother to me. This whole post is dedicated to her beautiful life and all the wonderful memories I have of her. One of my…

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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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