If you're looking for ways to spruce up a salad, try different vinaigrette's. Even with the same greens and vegetables, you can dramatically change the flavor, texture and appearance of a salad with a different salad dressing.
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There must be as many Italian meatball recipes as there are Italians. So by no means am I going to say my meatballs are “the best” – especially since I don’t have any Italian in my blood. However, I do think that I’ve got a great tasting version that is pretty simple to make. Feel free to add your own ingredients and techniques, but this recipe should give you a great place to start. FYI –
Fettucini and Pork Sugo is one of my favorite pasta dishes. I tend to make large batches of the pork sugo and store it in the freezer. In this video, I’ll pulled some out and use it to dress some Fettucini. I think this sauce goes awesome with long strand wide pastas like this. You can either make your own, or obviously buy some
I’m actually not sure where the word “sugo” comes from, or if there’s an official definition, but in my book a sugo is a pasta sauce that contains braised meat, and relatively little tomato. Also in my book, is that it’s one of my all time favorite pasta sauces. Here I’m making a Pork Sugo.
Everyone should have a simple balsamic vinaigrette into their repertoire. Sure, it’s pretty easy to grab a store bought dressing, but sometimes you run out, sometimes you don’t have the right kind, and sometimes (most of the time for me) homemade just tastes better.
Too many of my friends are intimidated by cooking risotto, but in reality it’s not too complex. You do have to pay attention to the cooking times, and it’s not a “set and forget” dish, but technically there’s not too much to master. And once you have the basics – you can make thousands of different risottos.
Agnolotti, ravioli, tortellini….it’s all so good. Stuffed pastas allow you to really show your creativity and personality.
Sage brown butter sauce is an easy, classic preparation for pasta, and one of my gotos, especially in autumn. It goes great with stuffed pastas like ravioli or tortellini filled with fall vegetables like squash or pumpkin. It's also really easy to make, with just a few ingredients and less than 15 minutes of cook time.
So, a basic tomato sauce is one of the five mother sauces of French cooking. The mother sauces are called such, because they are the core, or start, to so many other sauces. And true to form, there’s dozens, if not hundreds of different directions you can take this sauce in by adding various meats, vegetables, herbs and spices.
We’ll talk about making fresh ravioli some other day, today, it’s store bought. My wife and I have pasta once or twice a week and although I love to make pasta from scratch it’s generally more than I want to take on after getting home from work. For this recipe, I just grabbed my favorite store bought package and make a quick sauce with some vegetables. It’s really easy to do and makes a lig