Creamy Sweet Potato Pasta Sauce

Years ago, before I had children, I went through a vegan phase. Still to this day, I love my vegan and vegetarian dishes even though I don’t fully eat that way any more. I remember often craving creamy pasta dishes made with heavy cream and loads of parmesan cheese! This was a dish I’ve made for years to satisfy that craving. I’ve made it for many non-vegans as well, and they have all loved it! You won’t even notice there […]

Pasta carbonara

Spaghetti carbonara… it’s a classic, easy, delicious, cheap, and hearty dinner, so why haven’t you made it? If you don’t know what carbonara is, you’re in for a treat. This classic, Roman dish consists of bacon, barely cooked eggs and parmesan, to create a rich, delicious pasta sauce. Although I’ve made carbonara many times before, this one follows a new recipe from Serious Eats, which involves more egg yolks and less bacon and cheese than other recipes. The result is particularly eggy […]

Ramp Pesto

It’s spring! Finally! Here in DC we have great farmers’ markets (and bike lanes – DC is surprisingly hipster) around the city and at the Dupont market on Sunday you can, for a limited time only, find ramps, a.k.a. wild leeks. Ramps are a beguiling mix of flavors: mildly oniony like a scallion, yet garlicky and earthy and wild, too. It turns out when you blend ramps into a pesto you get something that is surprisingly different and even arguably […]

Homemade Tomato Basil Pasta Sauce

Making pasta sauce at home has always intimidated me. I finally decided to just TRY IT and loved, loved, loved how it turned out! I used fresh tomatoes and basil, some olive oil, garlic and some salt and pepper. This recipe is so simple, yet so flavorful! By making your own pasta sauce, you control the amount of sodium and exactly which flavors you want. You should use it within 48 hours since it is not canned and does not contain […]

It’s Ready Already Alfredo

Whoever Alfredo is, we need to hand it to him. This creamy, rich, traditional Italian sauce has been around for hundreds of years for a good reason: it’s amazing! Ingredients 1/4 cup heavy cream 2 Tbs. butter 1 clove garlic 1/2 cups Parmesan cheese 3 sprigs fresh parsley (optional) salt and pepper to taste Preparation Add all ingredients in the order they are listed to the Tall Cup and twist on the Cross Blade. Blend everything together until smooth. Twist off the Cross Blade and […]