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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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    Greek Pizza

    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

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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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    Pizza Margarita

    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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    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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    Pizza Sauce

    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

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    Mushroom Sauce with Brandy

    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

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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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