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Ravioli Bolognese

Ravioli is a pretty common meal at my house.  There are a lot of good quality options at most grocery stores, and there are a ton of different ways, and sauces to pair with them.  In this recipe video, I show you how to make a Ravioli Bolognese.  Bolognese is a favorite of mine, cooked down for hours with ground meat, tomatoes, and some herbs/spices.  When having a meat sauce like this, I prefe

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Crispy Gnocchi with Fig and Olive

Putting twists on fairly standard ingredients, in addition to being potentially delicious (or admittedly disastrous) is just plain fun.  In this recipe video, I do just that, by taking standard gnocchi, normally soft and pillowy, and frying them up in a bit of olive oil, to make the outside crispy…almost French fry like.   While the center of gnocchi stays soft and creamy, frying t

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Angel Hair Pasta with Sundried Tomato and Chicken

Let’s make a simple, seasonal, and delicious pasta dish.  I’ve shown you how to make your own sundried tomatoes, now it’s time to take those (or you can buy them, it is a time saver), a bit of chicken and some angel hair pasta, to make a great pasta recipe in about 20 minutes.  It’s even simpler if y

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Spaghetti Bolognese

Of my favorite Italian classic is Spaghetti Bolognese (Spaghetti with meat sauce).  This is the spaghetti of my childhood, with the ground meat, tomato sauce over spaghetti noodles with some garlic bread on the side.  While I haven’t taken my mom’s recipe line by line (sorry mom) it’s reasonable close and I think it’s absolutely delicious.   The sauce does take some time to make, but it’s not h

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Bolognese Sauce

There are thousand ways to make pasta, and you can be really creative.  Take just about any vegetable, toss it with some pasta, add a bit of parmesan cheese, salt and pepper, and you’ve got a great meal.  But…there is something about the classics.  Bolognese sauce is a traditional meat sauce, and while there are some standard techniques used, there are as many different versions as there are co

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Pappardelle with Morel Mushrooms

Morel mushrooms are a wild mushroom variety that to my knowledge can’t be farmed or cultivated.  Which is truly a shame, because they are one of the best mushrooms out there.  When I see them in the store, I forget whatever I had planned for dinner, because it’s going to be morel mushroom night come hell or high water.  You can prepare them in a ton of different preparations, but one of my favo

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Asparagus Mushroom Mac 'n Cheese

Mac ‘n cheese is one of the my favorite comfort foods/side dishes (although it’s pretty good as a main course too…).  One of things I love is that you can add a ton of different ingredients to make different version….from the very exotic to the most simple.  In this recipe video, I make an Asparagus and Mushroom Mac ‘n Cheese with penne pasta, that I served with a roasted chicken. 

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Spaghetti Pesto

Spaghetti pesto is a simple, beautiful and easy to make pasta dish.  Other than the pasta itself, there is almost no cooking involved, and the simple ingredients come together to make a pasta sauce that is packed full of flavor, is well balance, and is clean and elegant.  The dish is great for guests, because not only does it tend to impress, but it's really simple to make, and much of the work

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Fettucini with Shrimp and Tarragon

I love to make seafood pastas because they are easy, filling and taste great – when made with the right techniques of course.  In this recipe video, I show you how to make a fettucini dish with shrimp and tarragon.  Tarragon is a natural match with shellfish, and has a unique anise flavor.  Combined with some nicely seared and seasoned shrimp, a bit of garlic, onion and roasted red

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Basil Pesto with Almonds

With a little practice anybody can make a simple pesto in about 15 minutes.  It’s one of my favorite things to make because there are only a few ingredients, essentially no cooking, yet it tastes and looks phenomenal.  Once you have the basic basil pesto recipe down pat,  you can also start experimenting with other ingredients…like in this case swapping out the more traditional pine nuts for al

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