Is olive oil essential to a good pasta dish?

Last Friday, hours before Alex was due home for the weekend, I texted her to ask what she wanted for dinner and she said, "Pasta." Knowing how much she loves pesto, I prepared a simple pasta dish with bacon and pesto. She loved it.Having had her fill of pasta, I thought … [Read more...]


3-minute salad dressing

There are two things that, in a perfect world, Sam would vote to be on the dinner table for each and every meal -- soup and salad. Sad to say, it isn't a perfect world. We had a soup for lunch yesterday but no salad. And, for dinner, we had a salad but no soup. Still and … [Read more...]