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Butternut Squash Alfredo Pasta


12 oz cavatappi pasta
3 slices bacon, diced
3 tbsp unsalted butter
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups 1% milk… 156 more words


First Blog: "By Plenty or by Few"

Sunday morning, My mom woke me up with my favorite breakfast, chicken pesto pasta from the weekend market next from our block. The scent of fresh basil partnered with bread and that coffee with rich aroma is just the right kind of morning i would like to wake up to. 602 more words


Italian-American Chop Suey

Whaddya get when you cross American chop suey with pasta e fagioli? Italian-American chop suey! No ground beef here, we’re talking sausage with San Marzanos,  a bell pepper plus some Italian long hots for heat, white beans, rosemary, thyme, red wine and a dollop of ricotta on top to make it nice-nice. 288 more words

Katty's Kitchen

"Eat food...mostly plants": Part one

I’ve decided to start a series of posts featuring some of our favorite vegetarian meals. We have for years found a magnitude of inspiration in Michael Pollan’s teachings. 415 more words


Sausage & Onion Pasta with Balsamic Brown Butter

“It’s a funny thing coming home. Nothing changes. Everything looks the same, feels the same, even smells the same. You realize what’s changed, is you.” 789 more words


The Notorious Board Game That Takes 1,500 Hours To Complete

(Source: kotaku.com)

The Campaign For North Africa, in all its glory. Photo by board game owner Charles Picard.

The thick, black-and-white rulebook packaged with every copy of the 1979 war-game The Campaign For North Africa is full of obtuse decrees, but the tabletop community always had a special appreciation for entry 52.6 – affectionately known as the “macaroni rule.” The Italian troops in World War II were outfitted with noodle rations, and in the name of historical dogma, the player responsible for the Italians is required to distribute an extra water ration to their forces, so that their pasta may be boiled. 1,992 more words


Pasta with vegan Tex-Mex cheese sauce

This dish combines two, maybe even three cuisines together. When you are craving the Mexican flavours but want a macaroni and cheese or pasta (like I did) then this is the dish! 367 more words