Gnocchi with Fresh Tomato Sauce and Mozzarella. Spaghetti alla Carbonara. Penne with Seafood and Asparagus. Linguine al Pesto. These delectable pasta recipes and a host of others -- all designed for quick-and-easy preparation with store-bought dried pasta -- appear between the newly updated covers of this delightfully accessible cookbook. Everybody likes pasta, but those complex, start-from-scratch gourmet cookbooks that crowd bookstore shelves can be intimidating. Here simple pasta cooking is made both authentic and irresistibly delicious in this small treasury of Italian-inspired recipes graced with charming watercolor illustrations. Acclaimed cookbook author Julia della Croce has created an enchanting little volume that's perfect for both the beginner and the more experienced cook. Buon apetito!