Spicy Hot Vegetable Alfredo

8 June 2011

1 zucchini, chopped 1 yellow squash, chopped 1 carrot, julienned 1/2 red bell pepper, julienned 2 tomatoes, coarsely chopped 5 spears asparagus, chopped into 1-inch pieces 1 cup green beans, chopped into 1-inch pieces 2 tbs. olive oil salt and pepper juice of half a lemon 1 tbs. DPF Italian Seasoning 2 shallots, chopped 1 […]

Spring Penne

16 May 2011

1 lb. penne, cooked 1/2 cup white wine 1/2 tsp. garlic powder 1/8 tsp. red pepper flakes 1/2 tsp. salt freshly ground pepper, to taste 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, thinly sliced 3 – 4 tbs. olive oil, divided 1/2 cup prosciutto, diced 1/2 cup chicken broth 1 bundle asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1 […]

Red Pepper Pasta Sauce

14 May 2011

1 jar roasted red peppers (10 – 15 oz.) 4 garlic cloves, minced 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped 1 block of cream cheese 2 cups milk salt and pepper 1. Heat a small amount of olive oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat.  Add peppers, garlic, and basil; cook for 10 minutes, or until […]

Sesame Spinach Pasta Salad

9 June 2010

I originally obtained this recipe from my best friend Renee’s Sister-in-Law.  I misplaced the original, and now I’m not sure how much it has changed – but it’s damn good! 8 oz. rotelle pasta (or whatever you like) 1/4 cup sesame oil 1/4 cup sesame seeds 1/3 cup soy sauce 1/3 cup rice vinegar 1/4 […]

Creamy Goodness Piccolini

18 May 2010

1 1/2 cup crema mexicana (or creme fraiche), divided 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 1/2 tbs fresh basil, minced 1 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. ground pepper 1/2 tsp. chipotle powder 1 tbs. balsamic vinegar 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated 8 oz. piccolini pasta (or any kind of pasta, for that matter!), cooked 1. Combine 1 […]

DPF Pasta Sauce

14 February 2010

Ok, so several years ago, I was lucky enough to spend New Year’s Eve at Sting’s Villa in Tuscany.  He and his wife Trudy have a magnificently run household with the most spectacular chefs in Northern Italy.  For some reason, I woke up this morning craving a dish that they had served while I was […]