Category Archive for pasta

3 in 3: low cal pasta recipe

I won’t make any promises, but this is my personal strategy when I want to lose a couple of pounds but would never consider giving up pasta. Obviously we are all different and numerous variables contribute to our health and weight, but this works for me. A diet based on what I call my  little, […]

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Spring Time Pasta

Spring just may be my favorite season. That feeling of warmth and sunshine……it almost makes going through the cold Michigan winter worth it. Here’s how Dennis and I celebrated the season last night. Warning: I didn’t measure anything so this recipe is “loose”. spring is in the air Pasta with Asparagus, Smoked Salmon and Pinenut […]

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green is good

I know, I know……pasta is hardly considered a traditional Irish dish. And, I love potatoes, I really do. But this blog is all about pasta and since my specialty is finding ways to tie anything and everything to pasta, here goes. In this recipe, I am featuring green veggies (any will work) along with some […]

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pasta wreath

I just can’t stop thinking about this beautiful Spinach Fettuccine Pasta wreath.  This blog post was originally Kasha Varnishkes Fettuccine published on Dec. 2009.  I think it would look great on any holiday buffet in 2012.  I’m going to toss the cooked Spinach Fettuccine with pesto I made this summer and froze but you could easily use any jarred pesto.  […]

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red, white, and (slightly) blue pasta

Here is something I would have NEVER thought of on my own. It’s also the reason I love having interns of a younger generation in my life. Hmm? Dying pasta blue with food coloring? Not sure how I feel about that,  but never one to squelch creativity, I told Danica to “go for it”. So,  […]

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Spicy Sesame Pasta and Gewurztraminer

Ahhh. If only every small town USA had the plethora of amazing food stores that bless the people living in Ann Arbor. I will say, however, there was a real void in the downtown area. Until Babo opened, that is. So super cool. Love the logo, the window dressing, the signage and the products! Not […]

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cooking with cameo

Eric at Bona Sera Supper Club has a developed a recipe using our papparadelle.  Here’s what he has to say about the Butternut Pappardelle with Roasted Garlic recipe he whipped up with his cat, Cameo.  “I’ve whipped up a delicious and simple (but not quick!) dinner using their all natural pappardelle, which are broad fettuccine […]

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Egg Pappardelle with Bacon, Asparagus, Onions, and Shallots (do try this at home)

One of Monique’s rules for easier living she lives by is: never eat a meal while standing. Pour yourself a glass of wine. Make a table setting. Then prepare to cook a meal that inspires you to sit down and make the meal a lovely moment in your oh-so-busy life. Tonight, rather than eating something […]

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Check out what blogger and owner of Culinary Gatherings whipped up with Al Dente!

Kasey Passen, blogger of http://chowbella4.wordpress.com/ made a delicious dish with Al Dente Pasta.  Make sure to check out her blog and her company Culinary Gatherings on facebook! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Culinary-Gatherings/252806918064822

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Bona Sera’s Party Pasta

Everyone has been asking for Bona Sera’s Perfect Party Pasta Recipe that has been featured on many a buffet table. I will be getting the exact recipe soon, but in the meantime, here is enough to get you going. It can be served hot or cold! ingredients 3 tomatoes, coarsely chopped 1 cup black olives […]

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spicy sesame pasta salad-in just 3 minutes!

My son was home from NY last weekend and, at first, was not impressed with what I decided to make for lunch. I defended myself, my recipe and my choice of vegetable. I bragged that this recipe is quickly becoming a universal favorite. In fact, I think that this recipe will do for our Spicy […]

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peggy loves pappardelle…

I’ve been getting very nostalgic these days. With Al Dente’s 30th anniversary coming up, I can’t help but think of all the people I’ve collaborated with over the years. Peggy Lampman is certainly one of them. Our lives have continuously intersected over the years and almost always around food. I honestly think Peggy loves pasta […]

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