When my 3 yr old announced “I love chili”, it quickly became a staple on our dinner table; as the options that she “loves” are pretty limited. While, I’d say that homemade chili is actually pretty good for you, I started making turkey chili, which is a bit lighter and healthily than traditional beef or pork. And best of all, because chili is such a rich recipe, with so many different op
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Broccoli soup is not only a great tasting dish, but also one of my favorite ways to get move vegetable into my diet. While I more than happy to have a couple broccoli florrets on the plate, I find them a bit boring. But cooked in this soup, along with a few other ingredients, the broccoli takes on more complexity and flavor.
For this flatbread pizza I’m using Asparagus and some caramelized onions to create a sweet and savory combination. I love making 4 – 5 different flatbread pizzas for party’s – even letting guest assemble and bake off their own. It’s a great way to get friends involved in cooking dinner, and with a bit of wine flowing, it turns into a ton of fun.
There are a number of high quality prepared pastas on the market today, and tortellini is one of my favorite pastas to cook. This recipe is for a tortellini alfredo with fresh asparagus. Alfredo sauce is super easy to make, really just some reduced cream and a bit of parmesan cheese. But is can also be pretty heavy.
Meatballs are for more than just spaghetti or sub sandwiches. These delicious little morels can and should stand on their own. Frequently now, I’ll serve a few meatballs, dusted with parmesan cheese and a bit of olive oil as an appetizer, or even a small main dish, maybe with a side salad. This recipe for Mini-meatballs is perfect for parties, where you’ll looking for “tooth-pick” food.
Penne pasta is a favorite of mine for mixing with seasonal vegetables and ingredients. For this recipe, along with the penne pasta, I use some mushrooms, peas, some chicken stock (and a couple other things) to make a very simple sauce.
Pizza may top the list of all time greatest foods on Earth and I love making traditional pizzas at home. Here I show you how to make a Tomato & Basil Flatbread pizza that is so easy to make you won’t believe it, and everyone else will think you’re a professional chef. I make flatbread pizzas with pita bread, or sometimes naan, which is a ton easier than raw pizza dough.
I love making pizzas at home. With a few simple tricks, they are easy to make, and the choice of toppings are nearly endless, making it easy to catere to everyone’s tastes, and even the changing seasons. Here, I show you how to make a sun dried tomato and goat cheese pizza.
Tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches bring back some great childhood memories. Those days it was tomato soup from a can, rather than this homemade fresh version, which has become the new staple in my house. I use a roasted chile pepper, as well as some fire roasted tomatoes, to add to the complexity of the flavors in this tomato soup, and I’m sure that you are g
Over the years, I’ve learned that Spaghetti is not Spaghetti, is not Spaghetti. The rich, and wonderful tomato sauce that my mom made us growing up, is closest to a Bolognese sauce. On the much lighter, faster, and easier to cook end of the spectrum is a Pomodoro sauce. Pomodoro is meant to be a fast and easy tomato sauce with a relatively few, fresh ingredients.