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Chicken, Ziti, and Broccoli

    Strangely, after cooking for so many years, I think this was the first time I have ever made chicken, ziti, and broccoli.  I think I have put it off because every time I have eaten it (usually at a catered event, not by choice) I have […]

Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe

I have had this recipe printed out and awaiting execution for a while now.  I finally made it!  One of the best parts of this dish is the wonderful shape of the macaroni.  How couldn’t you love eating something that translates as “little ears?”  These little discs (orecchiette) are nuggets of chewy deliciousness.  […]

Baked Rigatoni with Chicken Sausage

I have been craving pasta, and even though it was a  warm summer evening, I decided to be defiant and go ahead and make this wintery meal anyway!  Rather than use typical rigatoni I used mezzi rigatoni, which I purchased from a specialty Italian grocer.  This […]