If you’re going to make homemade pizza, a good Pizza Margarita needs to be in your repertoire; In this recipe video I show you how to make my version of this classic pizza. It’s really where pizza started, and the simple flavors of great pizza sauce, creamy, fresh mozzarella and a crispy crust...
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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
While I love ordering in pizza from the local joint, I’ve found that a great homemade pizza is easily as tasty, and just as satisfying. With the variety of cheeses and toppings out there, you can really get creative with different pizza’s, but they all start with the sauce. In this recipe video, I show you my pizza sauce recipe. It’s simple to make, because it has just a few ingredients, and
A great sauce can really make a dish special, and I’m always looking to find great combinations between meat and sauce. In this recipe video, I make a mushroom sauce with brandy for a filet mignon I just cooked. The technique is called a pan sauce, which can consist of just about anything, but almost always involves deglazing
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
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
Chicken picatta is one of the simpler ways to make a tasty chicken dish. You only need a few ingredients, that are readily available, and the prep and cook time is pretty quick. In this recipe video, I make my version the Italian classic. The lemon juice and white wine give the sauce a nice tangy acidic taste, and the capers a good saltiness and a bit of texture. Try serving thi
With the right cooking techniques you can take simple, store bought ingredients and quickly turn them into something special. Using prepackaged food is easy and can save you a lot of time. In this recipe video, I do just that with some cheese ravioli, a left-over chicken breast and a jar of sundried tomatoes.
Spaghetti and Meatballs is an Italian American classic, and I probably don't need to extol its virtues - but I will just a bit. When it comes to comfort food, spaghetti and meatballs has got to be near the top of the list. For me, it brings me simultaneously to my mother’s kitchen table, to the tiny little Italian restaurant I used to go to in college, and even to some of the fine dining restaurants I’ve been too over the years.