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.
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Tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches bring back some great childhood memories. Those days it was tomato soup from a can, rather than this homemade fresh version, which has become the new staple in my house. I use a roasted chile pepper, as well as some fire roasted tomatoes, to add to the complexity of the flavors in this tomato soup, and I’m sure that you are g
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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.
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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.
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When asparagus is in season, I can’t get enough of it. And that includes making this yummy cream of asparagus soup. While I’ll use asparagus as my vegetable for many a dinner, the soup itself is a perfect light dinner, maybe with a simple salad or crusty bread. And it also freezes well, so that I can make large batches and pull it out throughout the year.
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Simple dishes like this Spaghetti with Artichokes and Tomato, are among my favorite thing to make. The sauce takes just about the same amount of time, as cooking the spaghetti it self. So it’s super fast to make. And treated right, the ingredients come together in perfect harmony, giving a ton of flavor and the impression, that it’s a recipe you’ve been working on for hours.
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This Burrata Crostini is a quick and easy recipe that I frequently turn to when I’m hosing a party. Crostini, is just a fancy word for toasted bread. The great thing is, that there are tons of things that taste great on top of good toasted bread! For this recipe we top the crostini with some Burrata cheese, which is a type of mozzerlla that is more creamy and very mild tasting.
- 8 Read moreAs I learned to cook, I learned that I had a secret weapon come every Valentines day. Cooking for your loved one, is one of the most impressive, thoughtful, and sexy...things that you can do, especially cooking for you lady. As an added bonus you get to skip the restaurant visit, which on...
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We all think of Pesto as the green pasta sauce, made with basil, pine nuts, parmesan cheese, etc…but over the past several years, I’ve come to think of pesto as a technique as much as a specific recipe. If a pesto is simply a pureed, generally uncooked, pasta sauce…well, then you can make all kinds of pestos. And one of my favorites is walnut pesto.
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An Italian Meatball is a great and wonderful thing. Traditionally, I make my meatballs with a mixture of beef and pork, but when I’m trying to make them a bit lighter, a bit healthier, I go for ground turkey. Turkey has less calories and fat, so you can feel better about chowing down. And handled right, they are still really tasty. Hope you enjoy these turkey meatballs.