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    Gnocchi with Asparagus & Bacon

    When spring has sprung, I’m always looking for great asparagus dishes…and sense pasta is in season all year long, why not combine the two.  In this recipe video, I make a very fresh and light Gnocchi with Asparagus and Bacon dish.  These little pillows of pasta are soft and delicious, and worthy of frequent trips to the dinner table.  But often gnocchi recipes are supper heavy with thick rich s

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    Fettucini Alfredo with Sundried Tomato

    Fettucini alfredo is one of the simplest pasta dishes you can make at home.  And I think it’s one of the best.  It is one of my goto dishes when I want something rich and filling, in just a few minutes cooking time; but the same old alfredo can get old.  Fortunately, it’s also one of those recipes that’s super easy to modify.  You can add chicken or seafood, you can also add all kinds of vegeta

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    Homemade Pasta with Pecorino & Black Pepper

    One of the greatest things about making your own pasta, is that you can make pastas with different ingredients…flavored pastas!!  In this recipe video, I show you how to make a pecorino and black pepper pasta that is absolutely awesome.  In addition to the freshness and tender texture that homemade pasta pasta gives you, this version has some extra richness and spice from the black pepper and c

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    Pesto Sauce With Cream

    Making your own homemade pesto sauce is pretty darn easy.  And that means that making your own homemade pesto cream sauce, is pretty darn simple too.  In this recipe video, I show you how to make this awesome pasta sauce, which I love with gnocchi and short or stuffed pasta’s like penne and ravioli.  It’s a very rich, heavy sauce, so I generally like a small serving and this makes a

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    Basil Pesto

    In the world of simple pasta sauces, basil pesto has to be pretty close to the top.  There is essentially no cooking required, the ingredients are widely available, and once you learn the basic method, you can swap out different ingredients to “spice things up”.  In this recipe video, I show you how to make a fairly traditional version.  The bright green of the basil, makes a great presentation, and the combination of ingredients tastes absolutely awesome.

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    Risotto with Shrimp and Peas

    In this recipe video, I wanted to show you another installment of the wonderful world of risotto.  As I’ve written in the past, risotto options are endless; it really is a blank canvas on which you can paint nearly anything.  In this version, I add some quickly sautéed shrimp and some pureed peas which make a great spring time combination.  The firm salty shrimp provide a great con

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    Fettucini with Olive Oil and Garlic

    One of the simplest pasta dishes you can make is fettucini with olive oil and garlic.  And while very simple, this fettucini dish, if made with good balance, is simply awesome.  In this recipe video, I show you how to make the dish…which only takes about 10 minutes from start to finish.  It's great when you've come hom

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    Fettuccini Alfredo with Chicken

    As a kid, fettucini alfredo was maybe my absolute favorite…it was like mac n’ cheese but…sophisticated.  And as you’ll see in this recipe video, my enthusiasm hasn’t diminished over the years.  Fettucini alfredo is one of my go-to dishes when I’m at an Italian restaurant, and I think my version as just as good.  Many people think

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    Spaghetti Pesto with Chicken

    I discovered pesto fairly late in life, and it’s a shame I missed out on years of deliciousness.  In this recipe video, I make a spaghetti pesto with chicken that is both tasty and pretty easy to make.  Pestos are traditionally made with basil, garlic, pine nuts, and parmesan cheese.  In this version, I change it up a bit because I didn’t have pine nuts; I had almonds.  But in the spirit of No

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    Polenta is one of my favorite side dishes, and far more simple than a lot of people think.  In this recipe video, I make a simple and tasty polenta that would go great as a side dish for roast chicken, braised dishes like oso bucco, or simple classic dishes like chicken piccata.

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