Celebrate St. Patty’s: Easy Corned Beef

First off, Happy St. Patty’s Day! This morning, I was at my local Bristol Farms getting my usual cup of coffee. I wasn’t going to prepare anything Irish today - it was just going to be a nice and relaxing Saturday....more

Potato Pizza: Fontina, Oregano, and Melted Onions

As I blinked my tears away, I told those stewing onions that were stinging my eyes, “you better be worth it.”...more

Red Wine Pasta with Spicy Rapini

Please bear with me as I continue on with my latest addiction: pasta. I have been reading up on pasta variations, regional differences and other techniques and tips, which is why I just can’t seem to resist testing out different combinations and sharing my favorites.For this particular dish, pasta finishes its cooking in reduced red wine. The texture and flavor of wine alters the pasta and transforms it into a delicious and surprising dish....more

Eat like Italians: Bucatini all’Amatriciana

Delicious tomato sauce goodness over an addicting chewy pasta, bucatini. What makes Bucatini all’Amatriciana as good as it is are the sweetened flavors of guanciale (pork cheek) and carrots, combined with the sharp flavor of pecorino romano cheese. There are as many variations of this as there are regions of Italy, but here is a popular version that I absolutely love.   ...more