Midnight Spaghetti (Spaghettata di Mezzanotte)

Midnight Spaghetti (Spaghettata di Mezzanotte)

It’s a “no idea what to cook, need something quick using pantry staples” type recipe. This is the Sicilian version, where pantry staples are pasta, extra virgin olive oil, garlic, pignoli (pine) nuts, raisins. Pick up some parsley from the garden or balcony and you are done. Spaghettata di Mezzanotte is a tradition in Italy and ingredients vary by region or family.

Gnocchi with Spring Vegetables Recipe

Gnocchi with Spring Vegetables

Ready-made gnocchi is a fast cook’s dream. Available fresh in most specialty stores or in the refrigerated case of your supermarket, they do not need to be cooked separately. Sautéing them in butter and olive oil sears them in a crispy mantel. A delightful recipe for a quick and healthy dinner.

Lima Bean and Prosciutto Risotto Recipe

Lima Bean and Prosciutto Risotto

A delicate recipe marrying the creamy Arborio rice with the sweet flavor of lima beans, also known as butter beans. Fresh shelled lima beans are found easily in European markets by late summer and fall. They are more difficult to obtain in the US. Frozen lima beans are a good alternative and are available all year round.

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