Ditalini’s Pasta alla Carbonara

We love pasta carbonara, but it’s so rich we have it only once or twice a year. Ditalini bases her recipe on one from Mario Batali.

Pancetta and other ingredients


olive oil 8 oz pancetta or bacon 1 lb spaghetti or other pasta (fettuccine works very well) 1 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan […]


A Birthday Dinner with Friends

In these recessionary times, sharing dinner at home with friends is becoming a larger part of our social life. If it’s a friend’s birthday, so much the better. Our buddy Rudy from Las Vegas came to visit this weekend; since his birthday is Monday we invited our posse over to celebrate.

Mary Anne, […]