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In this recipe video, I prove that great tasting pastas don't have to be smothered in heavy cream or tomato sauces, with a light and delicious Penne with Zucchini and Red Bell Pepper.Continue Reading...


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Roasted Halibut with Tomato Sauce and Orzo

If your looking for an easy halibut recipe, I’ve got one for you.  Halibut is one of my favorite fish to cook, and I make it at least one a month.  Baking is one of the least labor intensive ways to cook halibut.  I’d say the majority of time I make halibut, I'm searing the fish on the stove top, quickly on both sides.  Searing it off like that gets the outside nice and crispy, and because you'

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Fettucini with Basil and Garlic

You don’t need much to make a great pasta dish.  Frankly, it’s amazing that with just 4 – 5 ingredients, you can create a flavorful, filling, interesting and easy dinner…that’s the magic of pasta.  In this recipe video, I’m going to show you how to make one of those dishes, Fettucini with Basil and Garlic.  It’s a take on another “platform“ recipe,

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Spaghetti with Chicken and Fava Beans

As I’ve said before, pasta recipes are among my favorites because there are so many options, with so many ingredients.  I love the rich heavy sauces, that simmer on the stove and perfume the entire house (if not neighborhood), and I also love the light quick dishes that take 20 minutes to make, but are still packed with flavor and bite.  In this recipe video, I show you one of those 20 minute p

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Fettucini Alfredo with Chicken and Broccoli

I’ve written of the magical, the wonderful, the fantastical fettucini Alfredo before.  There are many different versions available, and in this recipe video I’ve got another for you: Fettucini Alfredo with Chicken and Broccoli.  Like traditional fettucini Alfredo, this version very simple to make, and it has the added benefit working in a vegetable that’s

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Chicken with Mushroom Cream Sauce

One of the nice things about chicken is its mild, straight forward flavor that goes along with so many other foods and sauces.  Which is probably why just about every culture on earth has some really great, unique and delicious, chicken recipes, that use the natives ingredients of the region.  In this recipe video, I show you how to make a simple seared chicken breast with a mushroom cream sauc

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Fettucini with Tomato and Olive Sauce

Simple pasta dishes are a favorite for my wife and I after a long day at work.  They are (by definition since I call them simple), easy to make, filling, and when you throw the right ingredients to together, very healthy.  This recipe video, for Fettucini with Tomato and Olives, hits on all those points.  It is my “quick and dirty” take on a pasta puttanesca, that you

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Chicken Parmesan

Chicken Parmesan should be a goto recipe for any home cook.  It is simple to make, just about everyone I’ve ever met loves it, and of course it tastes great.  It also adds another way to prepare the ubiquitous boneness skinless chicken breast, that when plainly cooked, and be just plain boring.  In this recipe video, I show you how to sear off a couple chicken breasts,

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Penne with Zucchini and Red Bell Pepper

I’ve got a another simple pasta recipe to show you in this video.  Here, I combining Penne pasta, with a "sauce" made with zucchini,  red bell pepper, garlic and shallot.  This recipe is the ultimate in NoRecipeRequired, as the ingredients are so flexible you can swap anything in or out.  It’s really the techniques that make the dish great.  If you don’t like zucchini, use eggplant

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Gnocchi Bolognese

One of the nice (really very nice) things about a sauce like Bolognese, is that you can make a large batch and then freeze little containers with just enough for one night.  Then, without a ton of work, you can have spaghetti Bolognese, ravioli Bolognese, meat lasagna, eggplant parmesan…and you can also make gnocchi Bolognese, which is what I show you in this recipe video.  I love these little

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Cheesy Polenta

One of the more under-utilized sides dishes (at least in the starch category) is polenta.  Polenta is simply ground corn…and generally the same as Grits – although some will point out the corn may be ground to different sizes, and/or be from yellow as opposed to white corn.  When simmered in water, the hard bits of corn soften up, just like pasta, to form a porridge, that is great on its own, b

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