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I have become quite the fan of Giada De Laurentiis. Her recipes are easy to follow and delicious. I recently saw her house in Architectural Digest and imagine she enjoys cooking in her indoor and outdoor kitchens and eating outside on her deck. Click here to see the rest of her home. Below is one of my favorite recipes too, it is delicious!

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Lemon Spaghetti

Recipe courtesy Giada De Laurentiis


1 pound spaghetti
2/3 cup olive oil
2/3 cup grated Parmesan
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice (about 3 lemons)
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1/3 cup chopped fresh basil leaves


Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until tender but still firm to the bite,

stirring occasionally, about 8 minutes. Meanwhile, whisk the oil, Parmesan, and lemon juice in a large bowl to blend.

Drain the pasta, reserving 1 cup of the cooking liquid.

Toss the pasta with the lemon sauce, and the reserved cooking liquid,

adding 1/4 cup at a time as needed to moisten. Season with salt and pepper. Garnish with lemon zest and chopped basil.

Do you have a favorite recipe? Please share it with me, I am always looking for new ones. ENJOY!

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Photo Credits: Architectural Digest

Architecture by Peter Cohen, AIA/Interior Design by Kevin Fitzsimons and Bonesteel Trout Hall

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