Meatballs & Spaghetti {Squash}

FRIDAY Meatballs  |  Marinara Sauce  |  Roasted Spaghetti Squash “Noodles” This week I posted 4 different recipes for meatballs on my Tumblr blog and when I posted our dinner menu for the week here I had not decided which recipe I was actually going to use.  Each recipe had something that appealed to me.  Slow Continue reading → «Meatballs & Spaghetti {Squash}»


Classic Mac & Cheese

TUESDAY Classic Mac & Cheese  |  Spinach Salad with Green Apples   What are comfort foods? They are foods that soothe the psyche by reminding us of comforting childhood memories. For most of us, these foods are far from gourmet and generally epitomize home cooking. They invoke feelings of nostalgia, safety, and security.  ~ Peggy Continue reading → «Classic Mac & Cheese»


Short Rib Ragu

SUNDAY Short Rib Ragú  |  Pappardelle Pasta   There are just some dishes that taste better over time and this ragú is one of them, which made it a perfect choice for our Sunday dinner this week.  I needed to be away from home from dawn until dinner on Sunday, picking Maddie up from a Continue reading → «Short Rib Ragu»


Summer Pasta Salad

THURSDAY Orecchiette with Zucchini, Corn, Cherry Tomatoes, Basil & Bacon After days {weeks?} of  gray skies, heavy fog, mist and unseasonably cool temperatures, we were blessed today with abundant sunshine and warmth.  French doors were open all day and into the evening inviting in a gentle sea breeze which swept through the house filling it Continue reading → «Summer Pasta Salad»


Linguine Vongole & Other Things

WEDNESDAY Linguine Vongole {Linguine with Clams in a White Wine & Garlic Broth}   This meal is one that the kids and I really enjoy but Michael not so much so it is a dinner that we save for when he is away.  Michael is on his last day of business in Japan and Max Continue reading → «Linguine Vongole & Other Things»


Pantry Pasta

TUESDAY Spaghetti with a sauce of Bacon, Mushrooms, Squash, Red Pepper, Garlic, Shallot, Basil & Pine Nuts It was just the girls and I tonight for dinner as Michael is still on business in Tokyo and Max was visiting with friends overnight up North in Sonoma County.  I spent the day running errands in preparation Continue reading → «Pantry Pasta»


Orecchiette with Roasted Tomato & Basil Sauce

FRIDAY Orecchiette with a sauce of Roasted Tomatoes & Garlic, wilted Fresh Basil and Cream   As I write this post, I am sitting at my desk wearing a down vest and sipping a cup of mint tea.  It is 5:30pm Friday afternoon {the 5th day of July} and I have just placed the tomatoes, Continue reading → «Orecchiette with Roasted Tomato & Basil Sauce»


Pasta Bolognese & Kale Salad with Garlic-Lemon Vinaigrette

MONDAY Pappardelle with Bolognese Sauce  |  Chopped Kale with a Garlic-Lemon Vinaigrette and Parmesan Cheese  |  Garlic Croutons   “On the fifth day, which was a Sunday, it rained very hard. I like it when it rains hard. It sounds like white noise everywhere, which is like silence but not empty.” ― Mark Haddon As I Continue reading → «Pasta Bolognese & Kale Salad with Garlic-Lemon Vinaigrette»


Pasta with Cherry Tomato Vinaigrette & Roasted Zucchini

TUESDAY Pasta with Cherry Tomato Vinaigrette  |  Roasted Zucchini with Garlic Breadcrumbs   As I sit at my desk in front of my computer, trying to write this post, my attention is drawn outside beyond my living room windows to the Bay waters below.  Sunshine has returned to our corner of the world and the Continue reading → «Pasta with Cherry Tomato Vinaigrette & Roasted Zucchini»