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Spaghetti Arrabiata

In this recipe video, I show you how to make a Spaghetti Arrabiata. While I don’t make this pasta recipe as often as some of my others, when I do I absolutely love it. What makes it unique is the addition of some chili flakes in the arrabiata sauce, which obviously bring some heat to the pasta.Continue Reading...

Lemon Spaghetti

In this recipe video, I show you how to make an incredibly simple recipe for lemon spaghetti. This is one of my favorite fast and easy pasta recipes for when I’m getting home late from work, or getting home late from party.Continue Reading...
In this recipe video, I show you how to make a quick and easy Pumpkin Ravioli with a Brown Butter Sauce. Pumpkin makes one of my favorite ravioli fillings, especially during the Fall, and brown butter is just a magical pasta sauce for this recipe.Continue Reading...
In this recipe video, I show you how to make a chicken pasta recipe, that’s kicked up with the flavors of chorizo sausage and peas. For the pasta, we’ll use Penne, which is pretty classic in these chicken and pasta combos because it's so easy to eat (not twirling of the spaghetti).Continue Reading...

Fried Rice

In this recipe video, I show you how to make Fried Rice. To me, fried rice is one of the most perfect recipesfor leftovers. If you have some extra rice from Take-Out the night before, a few vegetables in the fridge you are good to go.Continue Reading...

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    Lemon Spaghetti

    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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    Chicken Penne Pesto

    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

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    Pumpkin Ravioli with Brown Butter Sauce

    Ravioli is one of my favorite pastas, and this recipe is for a Pumpkin Ravioli with a Brown Butter Sauce that is one of my all time favorites.  It’s a great dish for the Fall, but frankly I’ll cook it just about any time of year.  In this particular version, I don’t show you how to make the ravioli itself, as I’m using store bought (and there many great options out there), but I will show you t

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    Chicken Penne with Chroizo and Peas

    Chicken and Pasta Recipes are pretty common fair.  And while the combination is usually good, it can also be pretty boring if you are not mixing up the recipes and supporting ingredients.  Fortunately, both chicken and  pasta are the masters of mixing and matching and with a few core cooking techniques we can have a different and exciting Chicken and Pasta dish every night of the week.  In this

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    Adult Mac 'n Cheese

    Mac ‘n Cheese is one of my favorite comfort foods, and over the years, the versions I make have evolved quite a bit.  As a kid, it started with the boxed versions, with a bit of extra cheese added.

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    Ten Tips for the Perfect Spaghetti

    Now I’m not here to dismiss anyone’s favorite spaghetti.  I know we all like Mom’s or Grandma’s version, and know in our heart of hearts, theirs is the best.  I understand that that notion, and I’m fine if that’s your stance.  However, Grandma’s not always around to make you a plate of the perfect spaghetti.  Sometimes we’re on our own, and what’s a person to do?  Go Spaghetti-less?  That’s not

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    Tortellini with Mushrooms & Peas

    Too often my friends think of pasta dishes as having to be heavy and rich.  And while I love them that way…heavy and rich certainly they do not have to be.  There are a ton of pasta recipes that are light, have subtle flavors, and are absolutely delicious.  Here’s just such a recipe for Tortellini.

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    Fried Rice

    Fried rice is one of my favorite dishes and a goto the night after ordering Chinese food.  I invariably end up having leftover rice, and after a night in the fridge, the rice ends up drying out and is never really great on its own.  However, that dried-out, leftover rice makes the perfect platform for fried rice.  I also always have a few vegetables lying around that are easily cho

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    Cavatelli with Duck and Mushroom

    While I would certainly not claim to be a restaurant quality cook, let alone a fine dining chef, I do get a ton of menu ideas from restaurants, and believe with some core cooking techniques, I can make some pretty good versions of their specialities.  This is a recipe for Cavatelli with Duck and Mushrooms that is based on a dish I had at One Market in San Francisco.  I

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    Mushroom Ravioli with Brown Butter Sauce

    I have a number of simple, fast pasta dishes, in my bag of tricks, but it probably doesn’t get any simpler than store bought ravioli and a 4 ingredient sauce that takes about 8 minutes to make.  Impossible you say?  12 minutes to an elegant, tasty dinner on the table?  I say Yes You Can ;-)...and I'll show you how to do it in this recipe video.  The main key is to use store bought ravioli, and

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