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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The possibilities for homemade pizzas are endless…that’s one of the reasons I love to make them. In this recipe video, I make a Greek inspired pizza. What makes this pizza Greek Inspired? Well I’m taking some of the ingredients in a Greek salad, like red onion, feta, and spinach, and using them as my toppings. The contrasts in flavor between the sweet onion, and the salted feta cheese are a
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
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...
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 any number of my local pizza joints, I’ve found that a great homemade pizza is often more tasty, more satisfying, and best of all, allows me to be much more creative.. 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 reci
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