• Italian,  Pasta & Rice

    Crouton’s Pasta alla Puttanesca

    This is my interpretation of spaghetti alla puttanesca (whore’s spaghetti), a simple yet robust pasta dish that’s easy to make with around-the-house ingredients (well, our house anyway). Don’t be squeamish about the anchovies … they add flavor to the dish, but without the strong salty taste people associate with anchovies on pizza. You can make the sauce with or without tomatoes. If you want to make a fancier meal, serve it with salad on the side. Notes Ditalini and I have prepared this dish with all kinds of pasta (that’s fettuccini in the photo). If you don’t like tomatoes, just…

  • Administrivia

    Securing Crouton’s Kitchen

    A reader comments: “I think for a buck or two you can display the secure wwws.irl heading, making many of us more comfortable.” It took Crouton a minute to figure out what the reader was getting at. When it clicked…

  • Breads

    No-Knead Dutch Oven Bread

    ... may I say how much I hate food and recipe bloggers who make you scroll and scroll to get to the information you came for; namely, the ingredients and instructions? Crouton's Kitchen readers, I promise to give you want…

  • Stews

    Ditalini’s Goulash

    This is the Czech version of goulash, as served at the Tábor Restaurant in Portland, Oregon, modified by Ditalini.  Traditionally it is served with dumplings, which I’ll include in the recipe, but we serve it with pasta, as shown.  The…

  • Cookblogging,  Photoblogging

    Future Projects Photoblog

    Today, a photoblog. These are all things for future Crouton’s Kitchen posts. Pizza w/bread machine dough Ditalini preparing lumpia & wonton soup Lumpia & wonton soup Truffle deMenthe’s jambalaya Ditalini’s egg sliders Crouton’s Fortress of Smoke™ Fried polenta w/eggs There.…

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