Cheezy Vegan Chorizo Pasta Bake

by Anne Papina on May 26, 2013

I had intended my Memorial Day post to be about barbecue. Serious barbecue. We’re talking a whole hog. I had all the pictures lined up, but the instructions, which are admittedly a bit involved, didn’t quite come together before I took off for Camp Blogaway.  So, here I am, on the eve before my road […]


Spinach Chicken Parmigiana Pasta #TakeYourPlace

by Anne Papina on April 8, 2013

Good food doesn’t need to be fancy or expensive–in fact, over the years I’ve learned that sometimes the simplest meals are the best. Take, for instance, this Spinach Chicken Parmesan Pasta. Literally just a handful of ingredients come together in a superbly flavored dish. Plus, you’ve got at least three food groups going on here–there’s […]


This week arrived with a welcome warmth in the air and daylight that seemingly stretched out for miles, or at least past seven… of course, the asparagus is in full bloom at my local market–all signs that it must be Spring. This week the #SundaySupper crew is embracing its arrival with dozens of Spring-inspired recipes. […]


Pasta with Creamy Kale Pesto #SundaySupper

by Anne Papina on August 26, 2012

Good food doesn’t need to be complicated. Take, for example, pesto. I have to admit, I often find myself purchasing the pre-made stuff, yet homemade sauce literally takes minutes to prepare. Why do I do that? For some, I know, that fear of making a sauce from scratch, especially on a weeknight, often seems out […]


Orange Couscous with Cinnamon Vinaigrette

by Anne Papina on July 31, 2008

(ARA) – Peruse the dishes featured in America’s top restaurants and epicurean magazines and it’s easy to see that culinary trends this year are focusing on refreshingly bold flavors and natural ways to sweeten dishes. This movement has motivated home chefs to experiment in the kitchen with innovative ways to enhance the flavor and nutrition […]


Tortellini, Fresh Tomato and Pea Salad

by Anne Papina on July 23, 2007

Tortellini, Fresh Tomato and Pea Salad   Save Print Contributed with permission by ARA Content. Recipe type: Salad Serves: 4-6 Ingredients 1 pound frozen cheese tortellini 1 cup frozen peas 4 tablespoons prepared Italian or balsamic salad dressing, divided 1 pound fully ripened fresh Florida tomatoes, cut in chunks (about 2-1/2 cups) ½ cup salad […]


Nona Mary’s Almond Pasta

by Anne Papina on February 4, 2003

Nona Mary’s Almond Pasta   Save Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 20 mins Total time 30 mins   Author: Kirk Cheda Recipe type: Main Ingredients 8-12 roma tomatoes, diced 1 bunch parsley ½ cup sliced almonds 1 bunch green onions, chopped salt, pepper to taste 1 cup white wine 2-3 garlic cloves, sliced […]


Quick Shrimp and Pasta

by Anne Papina on September 18, 2001

Perfect for when you’re short on time! Quick Shrimp and Pasta   Save Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 15 mins Total time 25 mins   Author: Anne Papina Recipe type: Main Serves: 4-6 Ingredients 1 lb cooked rock shrimp ¼ lb snow peas 8 oz bow tie pasta Cajun seasoning Freshly grated Parmesan […]


Vern’s Seafood Pasta Salad

by Anne Papina on June 10, 2001

My cousin Vern sells this salad at his deli in Rohnert Park, California. Once he started bringing it to family gatherings, I became addicted.  It’s super easy to make, tastes fantastic, and it’s perfect for potlucks. Vern’s Seafood Pasta Salad   Save Print Prep time 20 mins Cook time 12 mins Total time 32 mins […]


Pasta with Spicy Saugage and Pumpkin Sauce

by Anne Papina on March 13, 2001

I have to tell you — Nick Stellino is one of my favorite TV chefs. He has a charming style and makes the most complicated dishes seem relatively easy. I saw him prepare this recipe a couple of weeks ago, and needless to say, I couldn’t wait to try it myself. It’s really simple, and […]