Easy Baked Rigatoni with Italian Sausage and Ricotta Cheese

This recipe for easy baked rigatoni with Italian sausage and ricotta cheese makes a great big pan full of scrumptious Italian comfort food. And if you’re lucky enough to have leftovers, my family and I agree that it tastes even better the next day! But is it hard to make?  Baked Rigatoni Has Several Steps, But […]

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 […]