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Transformer Pasta with Spicy Sausage and Greens

Transformer Pasta with Spicy Sausage and Greens

This pasta dish is the complete package –  healthy, creative greens with a spicy, spontaneous sausage zing. It’s something I look forward to and it’s nearly impossible to get tired of. Saddle up to spicy sausage and greens, my friends! It satisfies. This is a simple dish. At this point in our relationship I’m assuming … Continue reading

Comfort is Carbonara

Comfort is Carbonara

Spaghetti Carbonara is not something you simply eat. Nooo, no. It is a dish you tuck into.  It is the ultimate comfort food – cozy and impossible not to love. I could tuck into a plate of carbonara every day for the rest of my life and be stupendously satisfied…and unable to button my pants. … Continue reading

The One and Only Pasta Happelini

The One and Only Pasta Happelini

I was happily raised on Pasta Happelini. Growing up, it was almost always my requested birthday dinner. I asked for seconds. And sometimes thirds. I’d like to think that every family who gathers around the dinner table has a dish or two that they collectively love.  For us Happels, it is Pasta Happelini through and … Continue reading

When Life Gives You Lemons…

When Life Gives You Lemons…

Hope that they’re named Meyer. Then eat them. The end. Okay, not really. I have more to say. And recipes to divulge. But it’s getting late, so I’ll try to make this snappy. I have a confession. I love lemons. I do not love lemon desserts. I would go so far as to say that … Continue reading

Mac ‘n Cheese Challenge

Last Tuesday night, five stories above the blustery city streets of San Francisco, apartment #506 was filled with friends and music and an obscene amount of melted cheese. We had gathered there celebrate Caleb’s birthday with the Inaugural Mac ‘n Cheese Challenge. Per Ellie’s instructions, we brought our mac and cheese masterpieces for Caleb to … Continue reading

Shell Collector Capellini

I had never been a member of a book club until last month. I crashed Whit’s. Her friend Kay was hosting at her apartment on Divisadero Street. The book of the month was The Lemon Tree by Sandy Tolan. Being a last-minute attendee, I hadn’t read it. As it turned out, I wasn’t the only … Continue reading