8 Favorite Pasta Recipes

If I had to name 3 loves off the top of my head right now: #1 my husband Jack, #2 Italy, and #3 pasta. If you read the introduction in our cookbook, you know that so much of my love for cooking (and later the idea of starting Love & Lemons) was inspired by the trip that Jack and I took to Italy when he proposed. Last week, we celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary, so suffice it to say (that aside from an airport snafu), love is in the air these days. So I was completely over the moon when…

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A Pasta Making Date

We have a Valentines Day ritual - we never go to a restaurant. Instead, we stay home, open some good wine and tackle fun kitchen projects

Jack and I have a Valentines Day ritual that involves never going to a restaurant. We love to stay home, pop open some good wine and tackle a special kitchen project – the messier the better. Check out our pasta-date story (and recipe!) on CamilleStyles.com. (And special thanks to Kate LeSueur for being the 3rd wheel on our little date while capturing these gorgeous photos!)

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Lemony Summer Squash Orecchiette

Make this simple weeknight pasta when you have a bounty of summer squash. With just 10 ingredients, it's fresh, bright & satisfying.

You still have tons of zucchini right? Ok, I thought so, just checking. This summer squash pasta recipe should be next on your to-make list. It’s a straight-forward, simple dish – perfect for highlighting a special seasonal ingredient like summer squash. My zucchini and yellow summer squash were on the small side, so I sliced them into thin little coins and paired them with orecchiette pasta. I like how the shape of the summer squash and the shape of the pasta are somewhat similar. It makes for a nice “easy-to-get-it-all-on-your-fork” sort of texture. How to Make This Summer Squash Pasta Recipe Making this pasta…

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Shells & Brussels Sprouts

shells & brussels sprouts / loveandlemons.com

Growing up, I was made to eat vegetables just as much as the next kid. Broccoli was at the top of my hate list, closely followed by mushy cooked carrots (one of the only veggies I still won’t eat). But I never had to face brussels sprouts. My mom didn’t like them as a child, so she never subjected them to our family. I felt lucky about this… if the adults in my family wouldn’t eat them, they must be that bad. I don’t know what prompted brussels sprouts to go from America’s most hated veggie to darn near the most loved one, but…

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Vegan Mac and Cheese

My favorite vegan mac and cheese! The easy, creamy sauce is seasoned with smoked paprika and Dijon, which give it an irresistible depth of flavor.

Vegan Mac & Cheese // loveandlemons.com

I’m not going to lie and tell you that no one will believe this vegan mac and cheese doesn’t have cheese. If you’re vegan, this mac will taste darn cheesy… if you are a true cheese lover (as my husband Jack is), you won’t be totally fooled, but you will devour it anyway. Jack likes to make fun of me when I make things like this. He calls it “mac & sauce” and “vegan velveeta,” but in the end he always eats his words. And most of the food on the table. Vegan Mac and Cheese Ingredients I’ve made vegan…

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Hello, we're Jeanine and Jack.

We love to eat, travel, cook, and eat some more! We create & photograph vegetarian recipes from our home in Chicago, while our shiba pups eat the kale stems that fall on the kitchen floor.