Homemade Pasta Recipe: An Idiot’s Guide

Federico Fellini once said “Life is a combination of magic and pasta” and true pasta lovers know that homemade pasta is worth the extra effort. While the idea of a homemade pasta recipe may sound intimidating, creating noodles from scratch…

Pasta Please: 15 New Spins on Spaghetti & Meatballs

Pasta is ranked one of the ultimate comfort foods. Did you ever wonder why they call it comfort food? Turns out, this sense of comfort doesn’t necessarily come from eating the food itself, but the memory of the person who first made it for…

10 Pesto Sauce Recipes That Will Drive You Nuts

If you’re sick and tired of plain old red sauce and you’re looking to take your pasta game to another level, then it’s about time you got acquainted with pesto sauce, because it is going to knock your sauce off. See what we did there?…

Italian Food 101: 10 Pasta Dishes that Represent the Different Regions

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UPDATED August 1st, 2016 Many of us think of Italian food as an all-encompassing description of the country's cuisine. In fact, Italy has 20 distinct regions with their own signature pasta dishes, sauces and flavors. Though Italy is a small…
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Healthy Pasta with Spicy Crab for Valentine's Day

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If you’re cooking Valentine’s Day dinner for your honey, you need a dish that serves as the focal point of the meal, both in terms of taste and appearance. This Healthy Pasta with Spicy Crab does the trick. It’s flavorful, attractive,…

Steak Picado with Barilla Pasta

Kids are a big fan of pasta and it gets hard to keep creating new versions that appeal to the whole family. Barilla shared with us this hearty steak picado and pasta dish with just enough spicy kick to appeal to the most finicky eaters. Read…

The Faux Carb Files: 14 Gluten-Free Pasta Recipes that Taste Like Italy

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Saluto! October 25 is National Pasta Day. From macaroni and cheese to luscious lobster ravioli, pasta is a staple of our national diet. Unfortunately it contains two elements that many are trying to eliminate from their diets: simple carbs…

Picnic Must-Have! Pasta Salad with Fresh Tomatoes & Zucchini

Picnics might just be my favorite thing about the summer months. For us, it’s a special tradition that we share when the weather is warm and the sun stays out late. You see, my husband often works late but gets a break for dinner. Instead…
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Super Bowl Snack: Sausage Mushroom Lasagna Cupcakes

With the cold weather upon us and hearty foods shouting our names, it's time to pull out one of my favorite dishes to serve anytime of the year...the Lasagna Cup. They are the perfect appetizer, mini meal, or just a way to enjoy a handheld…