One of the greatest things about making your own pasta, is that you can make pastas with different ingredients…flavored pastas!! In this recipe video, I show you how to make a pecorino and black pepper pasta that is absolutely awesome. In addition to the freshness and tender texture that homemade pasta pasta gives you, this version has some extra richness and spice from the black pepper and c
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Recipes and Techniques
Making your own homemade pesto sauce is pretty darn easy. And that means that making your own homemade pesto cream sauce, is pretty darn simple too. In this recipe video, I show you how to make this awesome pasta sauce, which I love with gnocchi and short or stuffed pasta’s like penne and ravioli. It’s a very rich, heavy sauce, so I generally like a small serving and this makes a
In the world of simple pasta sauces, basil pesto has to be pretty close to the top. There is essentially no cooking required, the ingredients are widely available, and once you learn the basic method, you can swap out different ingredients to “spice things up”. In this recipe video, I show you how to make a fairly traditional version. The bright green of the basil, makes a great presentation, and the combination of ingredients tastes absolutely awesome.
I blanch asparagus, just about anytime I’m cooking for a dinner party, and many times when it’s just my wife and I. Blanching the asparagus, allows you to cook it most of the way well in advance, which is a huge time saver when I need it and n this cooking technique video, I show you how to do it.. You can get the asparagus 90% cooked in the afternoon, and then just finish it off right before
Asparagus is one of my favorite Spring vegetables. I love the nice, clean, grassy taste, and it’s really versatile to cook with. You can grill, steam, sauté it…asparagus also makes a great addition to pasta’s and salads. However, before you do any of that, you've got to get it cleaned and prepped.
The possibilities for homemade pizzas are endless…that’s one of the reasons I love to make them. In this recipe video, I make a Greek inspired pizza. What makes this pizza Greek Inspired? Well I’m taking some of the ingredients in a Greek salad, like red onion, feta, and spinach, and using them as my toppings. The contrasts in flavor between the sweet onion, and the salted feta cheese are a
I can’t be certain, but I don’t think I’ve ever bought, or even seen pappardelle pasta in the grocery store. It might be in your’s, but I have a tough time finding it. Fortunately, I love homemade pastas, and I love to make pappardelle. In this recipe video, I show you how to cut this pasta shape, which is a very broad, long noodle. Pappardelle, is pretty common is restaurants, and goes gre
I’ll admit that making your own pasta is a bit time consuming. But, I’ll also contend that homemade pasta is one of the best things you can make at home. While it does take some time, it’s not super hard, and there is a high level of satisfaction you’ll get from making your own. And it’s sooo tasty. In this recipe video, I show you how to make a homemade fettucini pasta – one of
In this recipe video, I wanted to show you another installment of the wonderful world of risotto. As I’ve written in the past, risotto options are endless; it really is a blank canvas on which you can paint nearly anything. In this version, I add some quickly sautéed shrimp and some pureed peas which make a great spring time combination. The firm salty shrimp provide a great con
Today I’ve got one of my favorite side dishes for you. This recipe is a spin on the classic potato gratin. In the video, I show you my version, in which I add some cauliflower, which may not quite make it healthy, it does get some additional vegetables on the plate, which is always a good thing