CATEGORY: Pasta
Pork Nuggets with Pineapple-Mustard Sweet and Sour Sauce; Polynesian Macaroni Salad

Pork Nuggets with Pineapple-Mustard Sweet and Sour Sauce; Polynesian Macaroni Salad

The Zen of deep frying goes like this: a calming method that involves accurate portions and timing and a deep-fry thermometer.
Spaghetti Pie with Prosciutto and Peas; Toasted Quinoa Stuffed Artichokes

Spaghetti Pie with Prosciutto and Peas; Toasted Quinoa Stuffed Artichokes

I was a bit worried that a spaghetti pie would be too pleasing -- that my diners would only want to eat this for the rest of their lives...
Special Spaghetti Cake

Special Spaghetti Cake

What's the appeal of a firm, cheesy, and creamy "cake" made of spaghetti? Well...what's not to like, I say?
Ham and Corn Chowder and Whole Wheat Orzo Salad with Kale, Chickpeas, Lemon, and Feta

Ham and Corn Chowder and Whole Wheat Orzo Salad with Kale, Chickpeas, Lemon, and Feta

Do you need a reason to try an uncured ham nugget?
Spring Minestrone with Chicken Meatballs and Roasted Cauliflower with Shallots and Golden Raisins

Spring Minestrone with Chicken Meatballs and Roasted Cauliflower with Shallots and Golden Raisins

It looks more like a thick stew, doesn't it? That's because my chosen small pasta was fregola, made of toasted semolina that swells into a marvelous chewy nugget. Hearty and crowd-pleasing. We loved this.
Sausage and Fennel Orzotto

Sausage and Fennel Orzotto

Here's a recipe that unabashedly appeals to lazy people.
Cacciatore Butter-Stuffed Chicken and Lemon and Peas Pasta

Cacciatore Butter-Stuffed Chicken and Lemon and Peas Pasta

I approached the recipes for "Cacciatore Butter-Stuffed Chicken" and "Lemon & Peas Pasta" as a PROJECT. Much time and finesse was required to make this chicken happen.
Farfalle with Golden Beets, Beet Greens, and Prosciutto

Farfalle with Golden Beets, Beet Greens, and Prosciutto

The recipe for "Farfalle with Golden Beets, Beet Greens, and Prosciutto," from the October / November 2011 issue of Fine Cooking, is a brilliant masterpiece -- a silky mix of everyone's favorite pasta shape (bow ties!), sweet beets, and that sweet perfume of white wine.