WELCOME SPRING & ASPARAGUS

By JOHN DeMERS Asparagus can be white if it’s from Germany or purple if it’s from Italy. But for most of us, the long, tapered stalks that announce the arrival of spring are always a delicate green. For many diners, as for many chefs and home cooks, nothing is “more spring” than asparagus. We’ve always…

The Strange (Somewhat Italian) Case of Meatballs and Spaghetti

For some of us it was always “meatballs and spaghetti,” while for others it was “spaghetti and meatballs.” We saw it written both ways on menus surrounded by red-checkered tablecloths and candles popped into basket-covered Chianti bottles. To actual Italians, however, it was more like, “Huh?” It is a delightful irony of American food history…

Butternut Spiral Noodles with Shrimp

INGREDIENTS ½ lb Texas Gulf Shrimp 1-10 oz box of Butternut Squash Spirals 1-24 oz jar Mom’s Garlic and Basil Spaghetti Sauce INSTRUCTIONS In a skillet over medium-high heat, sauté your shrimp on both sides until pink. In a new pan, sauté noodles and add in ½ jar (or more if desired) of Mom’s Garlic…