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Ravioli with Gorgonzola Sauce

In this recipe video, I show you how to make a recipe for Ravioli with Gorgonzola Sauce. The ravioli that I use, happen to be homemade, but obviously the same process works with store bought.Continue Reading...
In this recipe video, I make a Chicken Penne with Mushroom Cream Sauce. Now shockingly enough, I don't think a box of penne ever entered my parents house growing up. We had spaghetti noodles all time. Lasagna, sure. And maybe even the corkscrews, but penne was a just a bit too exotic.Continue Reading...
I love making non-traditional pasta dishes, and in this recipe video, I've got one for you. Artisan raviolis are really common these days; makers are getting really creative and you can get all kinds of flavors.Continue Reading...
In this recipe video, I show you how to make a crispy gnocchi, with a sauce of fig and olive. Gnocchi, as you probably know, are traditionally, soft pillowy dumplings...and they are among my favorite pastas.Continue Reading...

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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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    Ravioli with Gorgonzola Sauce

    I love ravioli.  The little tiny stuffed pastas, are a great contrast in texture, and the different fillings provide a wide variety of flavors.  I love to make my own, but I’m also excited about the wide range of high quality ravioli you can buy at the store.  It’s a huge time saver, with the extra time, you can invest a bit more into creating cool sauces, and garnishes for your ravioli.  In th

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    Chicken Penne with Mushroom Cream Sauce

    The other day, my wife simply said of this dish “…this one’s a winner”.  Despite growing up in a house that (to my memory at least) never saw a box of penne pasta, I’ve learned to love these short little tube shapes.  Like all pastas, there are a ton of different ways you can prepare penne, and in this recipe video, I make a mushroom cream sauce (similar to an alfredo sauce) to pai

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    Fettucini Alfredo

    My first fettucini alfredo memory is still clear in my mind.  I was a kid, probably still in the single digit years old, my mom, my Aunt & I went into the Italy themed restaurant at Epcot in Disney world.  As a kid, I was probably pissed I wasn’t back on Space Mountain, but all notion of disappointed disappeared after my Aunt’s order of Fettucini Alfredo arrived. 

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    Meat Lasagna

    One of the great “family” meals of all time is Lasagna.  As a kid, I loved lasagna night, and being able to dig into that baked pile of tomato-y, cheesy, & pasta, along a tasty slice of garlic bread was great.  Lasagna is pretty easy to make, and in this recipe video I show you how to make one step by step.  Now when I say make one…I mean it, how to make one.  This is one v

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    Pumpkin Ravioli with Broccoli Rabe

    As seasons change, so don’t the recipes I cook.  Using seasonal vegetables and flavors not only keeps us aligned with the goings-on around us, but it also enables us to use the best available produce and ingredients for that given time.  With Fall around the corner, I wanted to give you a pumpkin ravioli dish, that is absolutely awesome.  In this recipe video, I combine the ravioli, with some

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    Ravioli Bolognese

    Ravioli is a pretty common meal at my house.  There are a lot of good quality options at most grocery stores, and there are a ton of different ways, and sauces to pair with them.  In this recipe video, I show you how to make a Ravioli Bolognese.  Bolognese is a favorite of mine, cooked down for hours with ground meat, tomatoes, and some herbs/spices.  When having a meat sauce like this, I prefe

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    Crispy Gnocchi with Fig and Olive

    Putting twists on fairly standard ingredients, in addition to being potentially delicious (or admittedly disastrous) is just plain fun.  In this recipe video, I do just that, by taking standard gnocchi, normally soft and pillowy, and frying them up in a bit of olive oil, to make the outside crispy…almost French fry like.   While the center of gnocchi stays soft and creamy, frying t

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    Angel Hair Pasta with Sundried Tomato and Chicken

    Let’s make a simple, seasonal, and delicious pasta dish.  I’ve shown you how to make your own sundried tomatoes, now it’s time to take those (or you can buy them, it is a time saver), a bit of chicken and some angel hair pasta, to make a great pasta recipe in about 20 minutes.  It’s even simpler if y

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    Spaghetti Bolognese

    Of my favorite Italian classic is Spaghetti Bolognese (Spaghetti with meat sauce).  This is the spaghetti of my childhood, with the ground meat, tomato sauce over spaghetti noodles with some garlic bread on the side.  While I haven’t taken my mom’s recipe line by line (sorry mom) it’s reasonable close and I think it’s absolutely delicious.   The sauce does take some time to make, but it’s not h

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