Pasta e Ceci (Pasta with Chickpeas)

I love Italian recipes that show the diversity of the cuisine.  I think many people think of Italian cuisine as the stuff you get at the Olive Garden.  That's all good stuff.  No argument from me there.  However, America's Test Kitchen posted their version of Pasta e Ceci or pasta with chickpeas.  Chickpeas are more [...]

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Lentil Ragu

I love a good pasta dish. I also love the great Italian sauces. I made a bolognese recipe with lentils. Now I want to do a ragu. Now I'm not talking about the spaghetti sauce in a jar under the same name. I am talking about the Italian meat sauce that it really flavorful. I [...]