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.
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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.
Coq Au Vin sounds pretty intimidating, until you realized it’s just Chicken In Wine…how hard that can be? I’ll tell ya, it’s not hard at all, but it tastes so yummy and complex, you’ll be completely blown away! Traditionally, coq au vin was made with old, tough chickens (that couldn’t lay eggs anymore) that needed to be braised a long time to make them tender.
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.
Until recently, a Bolognese sauce has always meant a tomato and meat sauce. So I was blown away when I saw Lidia Bastianich take a totally different spin on the recipe, creating a White Bolognese. This sauce, still with meat, drops most of the tomato, adding a bit more cream and ricotta…which leaves it…well…white.
Potato Dauphinious is not an easy word to say…but it’s a damn tasty recipe to eat. I love to make them as a side dish for steak dinners, but they’ll go just as well with roast chicken, pork or even fish. Classically, potato dauphinious is a baked dish, where layered slices of potatoes, are baked along with some cream, and sometimes cheese.
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,
Vegetable soup is one of those recipes, like chili, where isn’t really a recipe. There are so many different versions and styles, you can try a 1,000 versions without any repeats. In fact, frequently “clean out the fridge” day at my house frequently results in a pot of vegetable soup on the stove, because I’ll make it with just about anything I find. In this recipe, I show you a pretty basic
I’m not sure why Penne Pesto has become such a classic combination, but I do know that it’s a damn fine pasta recipe. I’ll end up making pesto every few months (generally in large batches and freezing some), as it’s really easy to make, tastes great, and can be used in a ton of different ways. For this recipe, I’ll show you how to toss the fresh pesto sauce with some penne pasta, a bit of oli