I got this idea last week, for an olive oil, parsley, garlic, lemon, Parmesan cheese pasta. A meal that can be easily pulled together in less than 20 minutes. We've been really into that quick and easy style of cooking lately, and pasta always falls into that category, unless you're making it from scratch.
Speaking of signature recipes, just last night I made Marcella Hazan's butter tomato sauce. As I watched the tomatoes simmer and the house fill with the most wonderful aromas, I thought about the history of this particular recipe, about Marcella, and I wondered if her family feels the same excitement and enthusiasm that I feel each time I ladle a generous serving onto my pasta.