Pasta with Roasted Parsnips, Leeks and Bacon

This recipe for Pasta with Roasted Parsnips, Leeks and Bacon is creamy, cozy, comfort food, at its apex. I’ll admit, the first time I heard Melissa Clark (a wonderful chef from the New York Times Food Section) begin describing a recipe for pasta with roasted parsnips, my head cocked like my dog’s head swivels when […]


Butternut Squash Pasta with Pine Nuts, Sage, and Browned Butter

This recipe for roasted butternut squash with pine nuts, sage, and browned butter is the perfect comfort food for a cozy autumn evening. The first time I had this dish, it was made by Chef Nick Pelegrino, of Mangia, Nashville. Mangia Nashville is one of my favorite restaurants, and if I’ve invited you there for […]


Extravagantly Excellent Eggplant Parmigiana

Extravagantly Excellent Eggplant Parmigiana I can hear you now: Eggplant Parmigiana? Eggplant???  I HATE eggplant! And honestly, at one point in my life, I would have said exactly the same thing. I grew up hating eggplant. I was raised, in fact, on the hatred of eggplant. Nasty, bitter, detestable stuff, eggplant. I was disgusted by […]