There are a number of high quality prepared pastas on the market today, and tortellini is one of my favorite pastas to cook. This recipe is for a tortellini alfredo with fresh asparagus. Alfredo sauce is super easy to make, really just some reduced cream and a bit of parmesan cheese. But is can also be pretty heavy.
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Flatbread pizzas have become a stable in my house, and this version of Mediterranean Flatbread Pizza is one of my favorites. I generally use pita bread, or nann, as the base (which saves a ton of time) and since the “sauce” is really just the toppings, it only takes about 15 minutes to make.
Meatballs are for more than just spaghetti or sub sandwiches. These delicious little morels can and should stand on their own. Frequently now, I’ll serve a few meatballs, dusted with parmesan cheese and a bit of olive oil as an appetizer, or even a small main dish, maybe with a side salad. This recipe for Mini-meatballs is perfect for parties, where you’ll looking for “tooth-pick” food.
Penne pasta is a favorite of mine for mixing with seasonal vegetables and ingredients. For this recipe, along with the penne pasta, I use some mushrooms, peas, some chicken stock (and a couple other things) to make a very simple sauce.
Pizza may top the list of all time greatest foods on Earth and I love making traditional pizzas at home. Here I show you how to make a Tomato & Basil Flatbread pizza that is so easy to make you won’t believe it, and everyone else will think you’re a professional chef. I make flatbread pizzas with pita bread, or sometimes naan, which is a ton easier than raw pizza dough.
A good mushroom risotto is a thing of beauty. It’s even better when you can get your hands on some Morel Mushrooms. This morel mushroom risotto is fairly simple to make once you have the right techniques, and is sure to wow your friends and family. Now, morel’s only grow in the wild, and can be a bit hard to find at times.
I love making pizzas at home. With a few simple tricks, they are easy to make, and the choice of toppings are nearly endless, making it easy to catere to everyone’s tastes, and even the changing seasons. Here, I show you how to make a sun dried tomato and goat cheese pizza.
Over the years, I’ve learned that Spaghetti is not Spaghetti, is not Spaghetti. The rich, and wonderful tomato sauce that my mom made us growing up, is closest to a Bolognese sauce. On the much lighter, faster, and easier to cook end of the spectrum is a Pomodoro sauce. Pomodoro is meant to be a fast and easy tomato sauce with a relatively few, fresh ingredients.
Spinach Salad, may not sound like the most exciting recipe in the world. But what if I add in words like bacon, bacon vinaigrette, apple, feta? Becomes a bit more tantalizing doesn't it? This spinach salad is one of my favorites for a starter course, or as a side salad for say a big summer BBQ. It's easy to make, the favors work great together, and it looks beautiful.
Saltimbocca, in Italian, means "jumps in the mouth", and after tasting this chicken saltimbocca you'll understand why. Traditionally, the recipe is made with veal, but because chicken is easier to get and a bit healthier, I usually make it using boneless skinless chicken breasts.