Posted at 4:45 AM , on March 28, 2020
This recipe for Pasta Carbonara is one of the first things my dad taught me how to cook. Now, it’s a recipe I make for my kids often and they love it just as much as I did (and still do). Although it comes from my dad, I have fiddled with the recipe just a bit and as a result, I have allowed people to successfully make a recipe they had previously written off after having disastrous results. Since my original post, I have heard from several family members and friends that they made my version of carbonara, and were thrilled with the results. I love stuff like that!! Helping people enjoy the cooking and eating process is one of my favorite feelings. Come see what makes my recipe such a success.
Posted at 9:05 AM , on January 10, 2014
Meatballs: I don’t think I’ve ever met a person who doesn’t like them. My daughter—who can sometimes be quite picky—has loved them since she was old enough to chew, even requesting them for two of her birthday party meals—so much better than pizza! I made these a couple weeks ago on a night each of my kids had a friend sleeping over (it wasn’t as scary as it sounds). 4 kids with clean plates: if that doesn’t sell my recipe I don’t know what will. Continue reading
Posted at 3:49 PM , on November 24, 2013
After a week of slinging quick-cooked dinners at my family, I absolutely love having the luxury of lazy weekend days to cook whatever I feel like. I crave the opportunity to doodle around in the kitchen all day, making a recipe that just gets better with time. A traditional Bolognese sauce is just that. One of my favorite weekend recipes–especially when it’s chilly outside–it’s about a 3-4 hour process, but most of the time it’s just bubbling away making my house smell amazing. I imagine if I had an Italian grandmother, this is what her house would always smell like. Continue reading
Posted at 11:26 AM , on October 9, 2013
I have been food obsessed my entire life, and, as a result, I have lots of little notebooks full of thoughts, recipe ideas, flavor combinations, and doodles. I found one the other day where I had scribbled “Mushrooms+marsala=Love.” It made me laugh and shake my head at myself, but it’s so true. They are such complimentary flavors; they belong together. This Chicken Marsala Pasta allows their flavors to really shine and it couldn’t be easier. Continue reading