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Cacio e Pepe Macaroni and Cheese marries the uber simple but powerfully flavored classic Italian pasta with everybody's favorite comfort food ~ delish!

Cacio e Pepe Macaroni and Cheese

Cacio e Pepe Macaroni and Cheese marries the uber simple but powerfully flavored classic Italian pasta with everybody’s favorite comfort food ~ delish! I promise you won’t regret making this easy mac & cheese recipe!  Cacio e pepe (cheese…

Stuffed Shells Bolognese is a stepped up version of a family dinnertime classic ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Stuffed Shells Bolognese

Stuffed Shells Bolognese ~ a rich meaty Bolognese sauce elevates these stuffed shells from a family dinnertime classic to a special occasion centerpiece. I adore stuffed shells, but I rarely make them because it seems like a lot of…

Shrimp Pad Thai ~ a better version of take-out! ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Shrimp Pad Thai

Shrimp Pad Thai is a healthy stir fry noodle bowl made with gluten free rice noodles, shrimp, and all the classic Thai flavors like ginger, garlic, lime, and cilantro ~ this meal beats take-out by a mile! Thai food…

Shrimp Scampi Fra Diavolo is a spicy sexy 30 minute meal that is guaranteed to get sparks flying! ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Shrimp Scampi Fra Diavolo

Shrimp Scampi Fra Diavolo ~ this fiery romantic dish can be whipped up in 30 minutes with a bag of frozen shrimp and pantry staples.  This is the best shrimp scampi recipe I’ve tried, and also the easiest. Shrimp…

Brussels Sprout Carbonara - the classic italian comfort dish made even better with sprouts! ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Brussels Sprout Carbonara

Brussels Sprout Carbonara is a huge deal for me, this is so good that it instantly earned a place in my family’s regular dinner rotation.  You’re going to love this classic Italian comfort food made even more irresistible with…

Ham and Swiss Pasta Roll Up Gratin --- pure comfort food served in a skillet | theviewfromgreatisland.com

Ham and Swiss Pasta Roll Up Gratin

Ham and Swiss Pasta Roll Up Gratin — the name doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue but man this goes down easy — paper thin slices of Black Forest ham and Swiss rolled up in fresh pasta sheets and…

Sicilian Almond and Anchovy Pasta

Sicilian Pasta with Almonds and Anchovies

Sicilian Pasta with Almonds and Anchovies is a simply lush 30 minute meal that typifies the healthy Mediterranean diet…and please don’t tell me you don’t like anchovies — just hold that thought until the end of the post :)…

Ziti with Sausage, Lemon and Sage

Ziti with Sausage Lemon and Sage

Ziti with Sausage Lemon and Sage explodes with earthy, vibrant flavor, and is equally wonderful with or without the sausage. Writing the title for a recipe can be a little bit like making a speech at the Oscars….you want…

Macaroni and Cheese taken up a notch with jalapeno peppers

4 Alarm Macaroni and Cheese

Don’t be alarmed (hehe) you are in complete control of the heat level in this 4 Alarm Macaroni and Cheese — are you more of a one-alarm type?  No problem, I’ve got you covered.  Think you’re hot stuff and…

Pasta with Sun Dried Tomato and Almond Pesto

I have a soft spot in my heart for meals like this Pasta with Sun Dried Tomato and Almond Pesto that come together without a trip to the store.  Jars of oil packed sun dried tomatoes are a staple…

Pasta Salad with salami, ham, and bacon

Meat Lovers Pasta Salad

Meat Lovers Pasta Salad ~ yes, real men DO eat pasta, and it’s this hearty pasta salad!   Real women love it too ;) Pasta salads are kind of a late summer staple for me, I like to have them…

bucatini pasta with burst tomatoes and basil

Bucatini with Burst Tomatoes

Bucatini with Burst Tomatoes is a gloriously healthy pasta recipe made with juicy, colorful cherry tomatoes and fresh basil ~ no matter what the calendar says, this recipe screams summer! Bucatini with Burst Tomatoes is as simple as it…

Farfalle with Salmon, Lemon, and Peas

This Farfalle with Salmon, Lemon, and Peas is a delicious pasta recipe with chunks of tender salmon, and garden peas in a to-die-for creamy lemon sauce! This quick weeknight dinner is an old family favorite, I’m not sure why…

Quick and easy weeknight pasta with Tuna, Lemon, and Dill

Minimal Monday: Spaghetti with Tuna, Lemon and Dill

Spaghetti with Tuna, Lemon and Dill is a straight from the pantry meal full of vivid Mediterranean flavors. If you’re smart you’ll memorize this recipe, and you’ll be so glad you did — the very next time you’re at…

white mushroom lasagna

White Mushroom Lasagna

This White Mushroom Lasagna is a rich, comforting, cheesy lasagna infused with fall flavors like mushroom, shallot, thyme, Gruyere and Marsala.  It’s all woodsy meets creamy white, and it’s very luscious. We went CRAZY for this white mushroom lasagna,…

Breakfast Macaroni and Cheese

Breakfast Mac & Cheese

Breakfast Mac & Cheese is a delicious mashup of cheesy macaroni and your morning bacon and eggs… This is one of those dishes where looking at it through the lens just wasn’t cutting it for me, I needed to…

Pasta Alla Norma, 2

Pasta Alla Norma

Alla Norma is an Italian standby, it’s earthy, homey, and except for the glossy purple eggplant, is made entirely from pantry staples. Of course, in summer, so there’s nothing stopping you from making this with fresh ripe tomatoes, but…

Lemony Fettucine Alfredo

Minimal Monday: Lemony Fettuccine Alfredo

This Lemony Fettuccine Alfredo recipe is one of my personal favorites.  You can make this creamy pasta quickly and easily from pantry staples, and the flavor is so bright and vivid! Here’s one of those transcendent dishes that lets…

One Pot Farmer's Market Pasta 3

One Pot Farmer’s Market Pasta

One Pot Farmer’s Market Pasta is an almost magical recipe made for busy days and hungry families.  Pile everything in one pot, bring it to a boil, and let it cook for a few minutes ~ that’s it! These…

Lamb Ragu with Papardelle | The View From Great Island 1

Lamb Ragu with Papardelle

Lamb Ragu with Papardelle is a lush, comforting pasta recipe fit for a special occasion, but easy enough for an everyday meal. Pasta with a hearty, robust meat sauce is one of my very favorite things.  It’s luxurious comfort…

Spaghetti and Gian Meatballs 2

Spaghetti and Giant Meatballs

Spaghetti and Giant Meatballs ~ kids of all ages love this fun dinner idea, proving once and for all that size DOES matter! Just because the holidays are over doesn’t mean the fun has to stop.  Miniature foods never…

Smokey Gouda Mac and Cheese, cropped

Smoked Gouda Mac & Cheese

Smoked Gouda Mac & Cheese takes everybody’s favorite comfort food up a notch ~ this easy and delicious meal can be on the table in under an hour. My second daughter just barely made it home yesterday after she…

Whole Grain Pasta with Pistachio Pesto

Whole Grain Pasta with Pistachio Pesto ~ this unique pasta has such great flavor and crunch, and makes an incredibly delicious and healthy meatless meal. This is my kind of pasta.  If I were living all alone I’d eat…

Pasta Primavera Packets with Lemon Balsamic Glaze

Pasta Primavera Packets with Lemon Balsamic Glaze are a deliciously fun way to eat ~ imagine unwrapping your own steaming packet of pasta topped with crisp veggies, fresh herbs, and cherry tomatoes roasted to the point where they burst…

Shitake Bolognese

Today I’m guest posting over at The Café Sucré Farine!  Chris is expecting a new granddaughter any day now, and so this guest post is sort of the virtual equivalent of bringing over a casserole.  Hopefully it will give…

Breakfast Pasta

Breakfast Pasta ~ One of my favorite restaurants serves a breakfast pasta like this.  It’s modeled after pasta carbonara, but with a heavier emphasis on the meat and eggs.  I used the ever present leftover ham, and a few…

Sicilian Lemon and Pepper Pasta

Sicilian Lemon and Pepper Pasta literally bursts with sunny Mediterranean flavor, and it takes just minutes to throw together this wonderful meatless meal! This simple pasta dish is just the kind of thing I rely on to get me…

Homemade Gnocchi

One of my most devastating failures in the kitchen this past year involved a batch of  gnocchi.  I think it was sometime last fall or winter.  It’s taken me a long time to get over the sight of those…

Minimal Monday: Pasta with Fresh Corn, Tomatoes and Basil

Here’s another way to use all that summer corn that’s flooding into the markets. Saute some fresh corn kernels in olive oil until just tender.  Throw in some chopped tomato, salt and pepper. Add a bunch of torn basil…

Italian pasta with a creamy walnut sauce

Pasta with Walnut Sauce

Pasta with Walnut Sauce is a surprisingly delicious meatless dish made with toasted walnuts, garlic, and lots of fresh creamy ricotta.   Every once in a while a dish will stand out as being really unusual, and really memorable. …

Minimal Monday: Angel Hair Pasta alla Cecca

My husband and I limit our farmer’s market binges by bringing just one twenty dollar bill with us.  That way we can’t be tempted to go berserk.  We buy twenty dollars worth and call it a day.  That works…

Spicy Lasagna with Sausage Meatballs

Spicy Lasagna with Sausage Meatballs ~ this hearty meal is secretly light and delicate thanks to the fresh sheets of pasta I used in place of regular lasagna noodles. You know those odd cool days that happen once in…

Fettuccine with Wild Mushrooms and Hazelnuts

I knew there would be fun surprises in the boxes that we’ve had in storage during our 18 month sojourn in New England.  I anticipated taking my time opening them and rediscovering lost treasures.  But it hasn’t worked that…

Minimal Monday: Spaghetti with Roasted Garlic and Oil

Spaghetti with Roasted Garlic and Oil is a classic Italian recipe that is quick, easy, and so satisfying.  Roasting the garlic reduces its bite, so you can add as much as you like! When my kids were little they…

Lasagna Arrabbiata

Arrabiata , meaning angry, is a classic spicy hot Roman pasta sauce, and my version here is full of fiery chili pepper flakes, scorched roasted tomatoes, and garlic.  But this particular lasagna has a kinder, gentler side to it,…

Fettuccine with Mushroom Marsala

Just because Valentine’s Day has come and gone doesn’t mean you should stop thinking about sensual foods.  Like this Fettuccine with creamy Mushroom Marsala Sauce.  This is not only elegant, but like the Pistachio Crusted Flounder, it’s another really…

Pasta Broccoli

This Pasta Broccoli recipe is a winner.  Literally.  When my oldest daughter was a freshman her college had a wonderful program called Recipes from Home.  They invited parents to send in their family recipes and the best ones would…

Minimal Monday: Cheese and Pepper Pasta

Cacio e Pepe, or Cheese and Pepper Pasta, is a classic and ultra simple Italian dish that really illustrates what I love so much about Mediterranean food.  This is lunch you can throw together from the pantry, assuming you…

Pasta Bolognese Recipe

I used to make pasta with meat sauce all the time.  It was part of our rotation of family meals for many many years…a quick dinner consisting of chopped onion, browned beef, and a jar of tomato sauce.  It…