Lemon Fusili Pasta

So I thought I had posted this before, but no! And you need this recipe, guys, because it’s truly great.  We can thank Ina Garten for this one. It’s a true staple in my kitchen, especially in the summer when the cherry/grape tomatoes are great. I’ve made this with heirloom cherry tomatoes and then it’s … Continue reading

Summer Surprise Strawberry Salad

OK a few things: This isn’t just for summer. I mean you could make it any time. But summer strawberries are much better. This is the only recipe I have created MYSELF, thus far. So this is an Emily Original Culinary Creation. Like most good things, this was created sort of by accident. My friends … Continue reading

Christmas Cheese Ball

This was a huge hit with my family this year–it’s gone, all gone, which makes me sad, because I didn’t get nearly enough of it. My family eats dinner after 4:00 Christmas Eve Mass, so around 6:00 we were beginning our dinner at a local Italian place. However, this still means we’ll need some nibblies for the … Continue reading

Penne Puttanesca

A perfect recipe in which to use your tomato sauce!  Divine, spicy and wonderful. Oh, and fast. I love to make this for dinner parties! Penne Puttanesca from Gwyneth Paltrow’s My Father’s Daughter Serves 4 3/4 lb. (3/4 box) Penne 2 tbsp. EVOO 2 garlic cloves, peeled and thinly sliced Pinch red chili flakes (or more, … Continue reading