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Asparagus Risotto with Lemon

In this recipe video I show you how to make another simple and delicious risotto. This one, definitely "Spring" themed uses fresh asparagus and some lemon zest and makes a great starter or main course.Continue Reading...

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    Asparagus Mushroom Mac 'n Cheese

    Mac ‘n cheese is one of the my favorite comfort foods/side dishes (although it’s pretty good as a main course too…).  One of things I love is that you can add a ton of different ingredients to make different version….from the very exotic to the most simple.  In this recipe video, I make an Asparagus and Mushroom Mac ‘n Cheese with penne pasta, that I served with a roasted chicken. 

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    Spaghetti Pesto

    Spaghetti pesto is a simple, beautiful and easy to make pasta dish.  Other than the pasta itself, there is almost no cooking involved, and the simple ingredients come together to make a pasta sauce that is packed full of flavor, is well balance, and is clean and elegant.  The dish is great for guests, because not only does it tend to impress, but it's really simple to make, and much of the work

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    Fettucini with Shrimp and Tarragon

    I love to make seafood pastas because they are easy, filling and taste great – when made with the right techniques of course.  In this recipe video, I show you how to make a fettucini dish with shrimp and tarragon.  Tarragon is a natural match with shellfish, and has a unique anise flavor.  Combined with some nicely seared and seasoned shrimp, a bit of garlic, onion and roasted red

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    Spaghetti Carbonara

    I love to make this spaghetti carbonara recipe when I want a “wow” factor on the plate.  While the ingredients aren’t really different than in my normal carbonara recipes, for this version, I reserve the yolk of the egg, and serve it nested in the finished spaghetti.  Served with that raw yolk on top, my guests can break it, and mix it in with their pasta to form that delicious rich sauce.  In

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    Spaghetti with Fava Beans

    I end up cooking pasta for dinner a fair amount.  And while I love to make the traditional pasta recipes, like spaghetti and meatballs, many of which I grew up on, those traditional recipes can take a long time to make.  And "a long to make" don't jive with a weeknight schedule.  So I love to have a few techniques in my back pocket that allow me to take fresh ingredients, treat them simpl

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    Blue Cheese Mac 'n Cheese

    One of my favorite comfort foods is Macaroni and cheese…but it’s also one of my more sophisticated foods too.  Because you can use some many different cheeses and “extras” in mac ‘n cheese, you can really mold the dish in different ways.  In this recipe video, I show you how to make the dish a bit more “elegant” with the addition of blue cheese and apples.  I actually took this dish from a rest

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    Asparagus Risotto with Lemon

    In my continuing quest to eat every spear of Asparagus grown in Northern California this Spring, I decided to make an Asparagus and Lemon Risotto.  As I’ve said before, I love a good risotto.  While they take a bit of time to make, it is a very simple process.  And when you have access to quality spring vegetables like asparagus, risotto is a great way to highlight them.  In this recipe video,

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    Fettucini with Sausage & Fennel

    A few years back, I was in a nice Italian restaurant that served those thin crust, super tasty, brick oven pizzas, and one of the pizza’s we got for the table was a fennel and sausage combination.  I know both ingredients are popular in Italian cooking, but I’m not sure I had them on a pizza before.  Well, several months later, I was thinking about pasta recipes, remember that pizza, and decide

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    Pappardelle with Pork Sugo

    As kid, I didn’t know Pappardelle pasta even existed.  But a few years ago, I started to see it more often in the “upscale” restaurants I visited…and now I see pappardelle all the time.  Usually, these broadly cut pasta noodles are served with a rich meat sauce…and usually they are very very tasty.  Unfortunately, now that I have not only discovered, but also acquired a deep affection for pappa

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    Stuffed Shells with Spinach & Cheese

    I feel pasta dishes in general offer incredible opportunities to be creative in the kitchen.  Of course there are traditional classics that need no modification, but when you want to be creative, pasta offers a great blank canvas.

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