Pasta

Spanish Spaghetti with Olives

June 3, 2013
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Have you ever been to Spain? I am looking at flight prices, into travel sights and Spanish dishes. Hopefully I will be able to accompany my best friend to Seville in the fall. I have been to the northern coast of Spain several times and briefly to Seville many years ago for the Expo, but […]

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Ricotta Gnocchi with browned Thyme Butter

July 31, 2012
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This ricotta gnocchi with browned thyme butter dish has been in my recipe archive forever. I mean for years. I have also read about them in several German food blogs and everybody raved about the outcome. I knew these ricotta gnocchi would be a winner, but really wasn’t expecting; pillow-like clouds!! My son told me […]

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Our Favorite Pasta Bake

April 23, 2012
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  Life has been pretty busy at my house in the last few weeks. Kids activities, including soccer practices, track meets, theater rehearsals, and guests from Germany, birthdays, vet appointments, you name it, I am sure it could be found on my overflowing calender. On crazy weeknight days I am always happy to fall back […]

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Spätzle (German Noodle Dish)

March 5, 2012
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Spätzle is a noodle dish traditionally  served in the southern parts of Germany (Swabia or Bavaria). I was first introduced to making Spätzle from scratch through one of my friend’s from school. Her family came from Bavaria and her mom used to prepare homemade Spätzle all the time. There were four kids in the family and they […]

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"Manland" and Pasta with Chorizo, Zucchini and Tomatoes

September 17, 2011
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Let’s talk about shopping with your husband, which “shopping partner” you have and about a genius solution for non-complying shopper husbands. A famous furniture store may be able to help. So, come on, play along with me. Choose from the following three shopper types: Type 1. Loves to shops Type 2. Comes along but doesn’t […]

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Asian Style Sweet Chili Spaghetti with Cabbage

August 23, 2011
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Craving some sweet and spicy vegetarian Asian style pasta? You have arrived! Organic whole wheat spaghetti with sauteed cabbage in a soy chili sauce. A winner dish I invented the other night, and made us cry for more. I swear! Originally I had planned on rice noodles, but I just didn’t have enough in the […]

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Penne with Indian Spiced Lamb and Roasted Butternut Squash

March 12, 2011
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The phone rings at 5.30 am in the morning. When a call comes in at odd hours my first thought is always that it’s a call from a family member in Germany and something most have happened. Who else would call? Then I get worried, can’t get back to sleep and have to check the […]

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Spicy Cauliflower Pasta with Garlic, Anchovies and Capers

January 21, 2011
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  How do you get kids and most adults to like their cauliflower? The secret is: Roast it! Then you pep it up with garlic, fennel, anchovies, capers and some pepper flakes. I swear, this spicy cauliflower pasta dish is one of my daughter’s favorite. She fights you for the left overs the next day. […]

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Sundried Tomato Pasta Salad

June 1, 2010
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I am so happy about the warm temperatures and sunshine; summer is almost here. Yes, I know, that we have had snow in June and in August, but I am very hopeful that this year the beautiful weather will stay, so that we will be able to invite friends, sit outside and barbecue. Today I […]

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