Simple dishes like this Spaghetti with Artichokes and Tomato, are among my favorite thing to make. The sauce takes just about the same amount of time, as cooking the spaghetti it self. So it’s super fast to make. And treated right, the ingredients come together in perfect harmony, giving a ton of flavor and the impression, that it’s a recipe you’ve been working on for hours.
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This Burrata Crostini is a quick and easy recipe that I frequently turn to when I’m hosing a party. Crostini, is just a fancy word for toasted bread. The great thing is, that there are tons of things that taste great on top of good toasted bread! For this recipe we top the crostini with some Burrata cheese, which is a type of mozzerlla that is more creamy and very mild tasting.
We all think of Pesto as the green pasta sauce, made with basil, pine nuts, parmesan cheese, etc…but over the past several years, I’ve come to think of pesto as a technique as much as a specific recipe. If a pesto is simply a pureed, generally uncooked, pasta sauce…well, then you can make all kinds of pestos. And one of my favorites is walnut pesto.
An Italian Meatball is a great and wonderful thing. Traditionally, I make my meatballs with a mixture of beef and pork, but when I’m trying to make them a bit lighter, a bit healthier, I go for ground turkey. Turkey has less calories and fat, so you can feel better about chowing down. And handled right, they are still really tasty. Hope you enjoy these turkey meatballs.
Goat Cheese is awesome just on it’s own. Imagine how great it is breaded and fried? That’s exactly what I’ll show you how to do in this recipe for a Warm Goat Cheese salad. The goat cheese is definitely the star of this salad, and brings enough body to the dish to make it a pretty substantial lunch, or starter course.
Traditional basil pesto is one of my favorite pasta sauces, and I’m making a spaghetti pesto, or penne pesto every month or two. But I’ve recently added a twist to the traditional version, that I’m absolutely loving…Spaghetti with Broccoli Pesto. Broccoli pesto tastes a bit stronger/more flavorful than the standard basil pesto, and just like the standard, goes great with pasta.
Homemade pizza’s have become a favorite of mine. They are easy to make and the diversiy of ingredients you can use, means that you can please just about anyone’s tastes. For this recipe, I show you how to make what I’m calling my “Chunky Tomato Pizza”. It’s a take on a standard margarita pizza, but instead of a smooth tomato sauce, I keep large chunks of diced tomato in the sauce.
I love a good pesto…but I also love to tinker with recipes, and it’s in that spirt that I made this broccoli pesto. Traditionally, pesto is a very tasty combo of ground, garlic, pinenuts, parmesan cheese, olive oil and…basil. I love it. But I also love broccoli. And I really love the health benefits of eating broccoli, so I fiddled around a bit, and started make broccoli pesto essentially,