Goat Cheese is awesome just on it’s own. Imagine how great it is breaded and fried? That’s exactly what I’ll show you how to do in this recipe for a Warm Goat Cheese salad. The goat cheese is definitely the star of this salad, and brings enough body to the dish to make it a pretty substantial lunch, or starter course.
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Traditional basil pesto is one of my favorite pasta sauces, and I’m making a spaghetti pesto, or penne pesto every month or two. But I’ve recently added a twist to the traditional version, that I’m absolutely loving…Spaghetti with Broccoli Pesto. Broccoli pesto tastes a bit stronger/more flavorful than the standard basil pesto, and just like the standard, goes great with pasta.
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Homemade pizza’s have become a favorite of mine. They are easy to make and the diversiy of ingredients you can use, means that you can please just about anyone’s tastes. For this recipe, I show you how to make what I’m calling my “Chunky Tomato Pizza”. It’s a take on a standard margarita pizza, but instead of a smooth tomato sauce, I keep large chunks of diced tomato in the sauce.
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I love a good pesto…but I also love to tinker with recipes, and it’s in that spirt that I made this broccoli pesto. Traditionally, pesto is a very tasty combo of ground, garlic, pinenuts, parmesan cheese, olive oil and…basil. I love it. But I also love broccoli. And I really love the health benefits of eating broccoli, so I fiddled around a bit, and started make broccoli pesto essentially,
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Vegetable soup is one of those recipes, like chili, where isn’t really a recipe. There are so many different versions and styles, you can try a 1,000 versions without any repeats. In fact, frequently “clean out the fridge” day at my house frequently results in a pot of vegetable soup on the stove, because I’ll make it with just about anything I find. In this recipe, I show you a pretty basic
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Asparagus may be my favorite vegetable and I thought there was little to do to improve on it’s perfect simplicity. That is, until I wrapped it in bacon! Here I show you how to make a bacon (or more specifically pancetta) wrapped asparagus, that has all the great grassy, fresh taste of asparagus with the salty, savory flavor of bacon. In addition to the great flavors, I love the contrast in t
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Spaghetti, Shrimp, Pancetta…how you can go wrong? Pasta dishes that are simple, and seem simply “thrown together” are often my favorites, and this recipe for Spaghetti, Shrimp and Pancetta is exactly that. Both spaghetti and shrimp, take little more than 10 minutes to cook, and not much longer for pancetta, or bacon if that’s what you have. That means that within about 30 minutes, you can ma
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Next time you’re in the mood for a bit of heat on the dinner plate, let me suggest this Spaghetti Arribiata. Arribiata, in Italian means “angry”, and this recipe certainly fits the bill. The sauce is essentially a simple marinara sauce, that gets spiked with some hot chili flakes and a bit of red wine vinegar. The result is a good amount of heat and tanginess, that goes really well with the
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When it’s late, or I just don’t feel like cooking, it’s great to have a few recipes under my belt, that literally take 15 minutes, and almost no effort to make. This Lemon Spaghetti recipe is just that. While the rich tomato based spaghetti recipes are great, sometimes you can use the simplest ingredients to enhance
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I love a good chicken pasta recipe. Both ingredients are easy to cook, and are great blank canvases that work with all kinds of other flavors. Here I show you a recipe for Chicken Penne Pesto, which has become a staple in my house. Pesto sauce is one of my favorite pasta sauces, for it’s great basil/garlic flavor, it’s texture, and of course the vibrant green color. I show you how to make a