Category Archives: Pasta

Chilled Somen Noodles with Grilled Salmon

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Ice-cold somen noodles are a traditional hot-weather Japanese dish. Usually they are served with a dipping sauce on the side. Grab some noodles with your chopsticks, dip, and eat. Delicious, but messy. I love eating cold somen noodles, but I … Continue reading

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Saffron Tagliatelle with Spiced Butter

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May is Guest Chef Month at A Passionate Plate! Today’s post and recipe are from our friend and frequent book group host, Lisa. She is a busy mom, but she always seems to WOW! us with her simple and tasty … Continue reading

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Pasta with Anchovies, Capers & Black Olives

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May is Guest Chef Month on A Passionate Plate! Today’s Guest Chef is my friend, Milton Pierce. Milton and I met about 10 years ago at a trade show. Since Milton lives in Virginia and I live in Seattle, we … Continue reading

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Penne Pasta alla Vodka

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May is Guest Chef Month on A Passionate Plate. Today’s Guest Chef is Michelle (Barberio) Hyde: proud Italian-American girl/past neighbor and close friend of Joy’s. Together we have enJOYed many great meals, including one special girls’ night when the two … Continue reading

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Easy-Peasy Weeknight Baked Ziti

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Yesterday, the weather here in Seattle looked like anything but Spring. It was a brisk 43°F and the rain was blowing sideways for most of the day. It’s days like yesterday that make me grateful that I’m not a mailman, … Continue reading

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Pennette with Cauliflower Ragu

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I don’t know about you, but sometimes I crave macaroni and cheese. Occasionally I succumb to a box of Kraft (so good in a bad way)  and sometimes I make macaroni and cheese from scratch. But most of the time … Continue reading

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Orecchiette with Turkey Sausage & Kale

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Are you feeling a bit overwhelmed this month? Maybe the kids are back to school with activities galore and the entire family is going in 100 directions at once. Or, maybe like me, your work schedule has gotten crazy and … Continue reading

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Pasta Primavera Verde

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              I recently hired a “color consultant” to help Marvin and me settle a disagreement. We’d been living with a bright red Merlot wall in our living room for many years and I thought it … Continue reading

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Rice Vermicelli Salad with Spicy Korean Grilled Pork

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Remember that Spicy Korean Grilled Pork from last week?  Well, look what happened to the left-overs!  This Rice Vermicelli Salad with Spicy Korean Grilled Pork is light and refreshing, yet satisfying with the addition of the pork.  Let me just … Continue reading

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Mini Lasagna Cups

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Aren’t these Mini Lasagna Cups adorable? If you don’t think so, then this recipe just isn’t for you… but for the rest of us, here is a fast and super easy way to make individual lasagnas that are fun to eat … Continue reading

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Pastitcio

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The Greek version of baked meat pasta with béchamel sauce is called Pastitcio. That’s a fun word to say. Come on, channel your inner Greek and say it. Pas-teet-see-o! I must admit that until last night I had never made (or eaten) … Continue reading

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White Wine Spaghetti

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  Hey!  Waddaya do when you find the perfect item on the menu at a restaurant, but it has anchovies in it?!  Ask the server if it can be made without anchovies and make her go talk to the chef … Continue reading

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Penne with Ham, Onion & Green Peas

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I have been craving pasta in the worst way this week! What is it about February?? It started on Sunday when I made a big pot of spaghetti with marinara and Italian sausage. We had friends over for dinner and … Continue reading

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Italian Style Sweet & Sour Pork with Pappardelle

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Tonight we had dinner with some very close friends who happen to be carnivores.  And red wine drinkers. Wooo Hooo!  It was the perfect opportunity to try this recipe… it’s from Mary Linhart of Catherdral City, CA. I’ve never met … Continue reading

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