Marcella Hazan’s Tomato Sauce

This definitive recipe has been my go-to for years. Although the directions say to discard the onion before tossing the sauce with pasta, I leave the onion in and find that white or red varieties work equally well. This recipe makes four servings or enough sauce for a...

Roasted Peppers with Spaghetti Stuffing

Recipe found on marthastewart.com Serves 6 Ingredients: 6 bell peppers, preferably a mix of red, orange and yellow Coarse salt 8 ounces thin spaghetti 2 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil 2 anchovy fillets 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced 2 Tbs. capers, rinsed and drained 2 Tbs....

Simple Spring Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

Adapted from Heidi Swanson at 101cookbooks.com Serves 4 Ingredients: 1 and 1/2 oranges 1/2 lemon, juice only 1/2 small red onion, chopped 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/8 teaspoon fine grain salt 4 big handfuls of salad greens, washed and dried, any mixture you like...

Rustic Onion Tart

Adapted from simplyrecipes.com Serves 4 1 packaged, flat pie crust (Trader Joe’s has a great one in their frozen food section- or you could make your own crust from scratch) 3 medium sized red onions 2 Tbsp olive oil 1 Tbsp butter Salt to taste 1 tsp balsamic...

Chunky Curried Kabocha Squash Dip

Inspired by FoodandWine.com Makes 3 cups Ingredients: 1 kabocha squash, halved, seeded, peeled and cut into 1” chunks ¼ c olive oil 2 tsp. curry powder Salt and pepper to taste 1 jalapeno, minced 2 T red onion, finely chopped  2 T lime juice 1/3 c cilantro,...