Twintastico Tortelloni with a Pea & Mint Pesto

Twintastico Tortelloni with a Pea & Mint Pesto Tortelloni is tortellini’s big brother, and while tortellini is smaller in size and usually filled with meat and served in a broth, tortelloni is larger and usually filled with cheese and served with a sauce. They are ring-shaped pasta, sometimes also described as “navel shaped”, hence their alternative name of “belly button” (ombelico). Here you have our … Continue reading Twintastico Tortelloni with a Pea & Mint Pesto

Spaghetti & Meatballs

Spaghetti & Meatballs It’s an Italian thing πŸ˜‰Β  Italian food is the most Romantic in the world. This recipe was passed down from our Nonna and is a family tradition. Who doesn’t love spaghetti and meatballs? There’s a reason it’s such a classic. Serves 4-6 Ingredients The Sauce 16 ounces spaghetti Extra virgin olive oil 5 cloves garlic, finely chopped 6 cups crushed tomatoes 1/2 … Continue reading Spaghetti & Meatballs

Saucy Spaghetti alla Puttanesca

Saucy Spaghetti alla Puttanesca Whore’s pasta as it is usually described in English. We love to hear the many different stories behind this recipe, but this story is our favourite.Β “Puttanesca” literally translates to “in the style of prostitutes,” supposedly because the pungent aromas of garlic, anchovies, capers, and olives tossed with pasta were how Neapolitan prostitutes would lead customers to their doors back in the … Continue reading Saucy Spaghetti alla Puttanesca

Twintastico Piccoli Cuscini/Pasta Fritta

Twintastico Piccoli Cuscini/Pasta Fritta One of the things we miss most about Italy is the long-table dinners we would have with our family in the small village where our famiglia live. While we patiently waited for the prima and seconda courses, we would start with antipasti which would include cured meats, pickled vegetables and mushrooms, olives, bruschetta, bread, crostini etc along with one of our … Continue reading Twintastico Piccoli Cuscini/Pasta Fritta

Twins Take On… Perfetto Penne alla Vodka

Perfetto Penne alla Vodka This is more an American-Italian recipe than an Italian-American one.Β We came across this dish on our travels to Canada and America and fell in love with it. It is very simple to make and we love the creaminess of the dish. We like the sauce a little feisty, so we’re generous with the chilli flakes/Peperoncino. You can add as much β€” … Continue reading Twins Take On… Perfetto Penne alla Vodka