What's Cooking - Pasta

Summer Pasta

Welcome to the new blog.  I promised more recipe sharing and am excited the tools are in place to get you complete information more regularly.  The site will also archive the posted recipes so please visit this area when looking for new, seasonal recipe ideas or your favorite Essen recipe you know you filed away… [ more ]

Filed in: Pasta, Vegetarian Pasta

Trofie with Pesto, Potatoes and Green Beans

In my family, if a dish has pasta, potatoes or croutons, you’re guaranteed a hit. Italians have a gift for combining their starches (Potato Pizza!) and Pasta with Pesto, Green Beans and Potatoes does it all right. [ more ]

Filed in: Pasta, Vegetables, Vegetarian Pasta

David’s Mac & Cheese

Macaroni & Cheese has always been a guaranteed “silent meal” in my house. No complaining, no whining, just that initial burst of silence after the first bite, gradually turning into happy conversation as the plates begin to empty. I thought I had it down – just cheesy enough with a great balance of textures and flavors. I… [ more ]

Filed in: Vegetarian Entrees, Vegetarian Pasta