This recipe was handed down to me by a friend I met years ago. She was born and lived in Italy for 20 years before moving to the states; and this was Mom's favorite recipe. Now, I updated with whole wheat pasta, but that is just something I enjoy. Apparently, this pasta dish was a very common side dish to many Italian dishes in their region. It is extremely light but so full of flavor, and definitely not very much too it. It is literally made in minutes.