Gnocchi in pesto cream sauce is an Italian/American classic. And in this recipe video I show you how to make it. I haven’t made my own gnocchi, which would be the toughest part of this recipe, because there are a lot of good store bought options out there...and because I rarely have the time to make them. The rest of the dish takes little more than 30 – 40 minutes to make, but it looks like
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When spring has sprung, I’m always looking for great asparagus dishes…and sense pasta is in season all year long, why not combine the two. In this recipe video, I make a very fresh and light Gnocchi with Asparagus and Bacon dish. These little pillows of pasta are soft and delicious, and worthy of frequent trips to the dinner table. But often gnocchi recipes are supper heavy with thick rich s
Fettucini alfredo is one of the simplest pasta dishes you can make at home. And I think it’s one of the best. It is one of my goto dishes when I want something rich and filling, in just a few minutes cooking time; but the same old alfredo can get old. Fortunately, it’s also one of those recipes that’s super easy to modify. You can add chicken or seafood, you can also add all kinds of vegeta
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
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
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.
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