Heart Warming Minestrone

As much as I have fallen in love with the French array of pre-made soups which come in box form and feed a good six people with delicious heartiness, I was in the mood for a homemade soup. Smelling the soup cooking and stewing away and feeling the warmth fill the apartment as the snow … Continue reading

Caramelized Shallot and Crispy Sage Macaroni and Cheese

I felt it appropriate to return to this recipe which was featured in the first entry on my blog back in the Weebly days, because I did not give it enough attention at the time. This time I made it in France for very good friends of mine and I had the Boy and friends … Continue reading

Go-to Vegan Macaroni and Cheese – Cheese-a-rific!

Alright so my main qualm against becoming vegan is that I adore cheese. Love it. A vegan friend of mine, who is also a med student, told me that cheese has some components that resemble opium which makes us literally addicted. My response was, “And I will take that drug until the day I die!” … Continue reading

Spaghetti Carbonara a la Pisciapiano

This was the first dish we KNEW had to be on the menu for the Holiday Italiano meal (or Cena Magnifica according to the Boy’s riddle menu! So cute!). Pisciapiano was the Boy’s father’s favorite restaurant in Rome and a huge part of his experience there in high school. We went there on our trip … Continue reading

Pumpkin Ravioli

For the past few years we’ve gone to Thanksgiving dinner not at our families’ but at the Maestro’s house along with lots of other musicians/artists who also happen to be huge foodies. It’s always a blast and the food is always non-traditional for Thanksgiving.  The first course is usually a chestnut soup, the second a … Continue reading

Pierogies!

One of my favorites as a kid, I’ve always been curious how to make them. They’re like thick, Polish ravioli usually filled with potato, cheese, onion, and cabbage. This recipe makes a LOT – like enough for 6 people to have 5 each. They’re delicious with sour cream, mustard, relish, or, my personal favorite, honey … Continue reading

Real, slow cooked Ragu and fresh pasta!

That’s right – the Boy got me a pasta machine! AND cooked all day yesterday for my late birthday dinner with some friends making the most delicious ragu I’ve ever tasted. Ever. (AND got me a culinary torch with a butane refill). Is he the best or what?! Read on for this ultimate ragu’s recipe … Continue reading

Two kinds of gnocchi, two ways

Did you know different regions of Italy have different definitions of gnocchi? Neither did I…but I suppose we should have known considering the variations on basic sauces and pasta dishes around the country as well as different takes on wine, cheeses, and pastry. But still! Cool discovery! I decided to make the traditional gnocchi after … Continue reading

Spinach Ravioli with Sage Butter Sauce

Since making my first fresh pasta in Rome I’ve been wanting to make fresh ravioli (not mention the fact that I haven’t had ravioli in a while…). I invited over Miss Em and we worked out our girly aggression on rolling out this hefty pasta dough by hand (still no pasta machine – but my … Continue reading

Vegetarian Primo Piatto – Tagliolini con melanzana e pomodoro

We had one vegetarian in our class, so Chef Andrea included this variation. Go ahead and use the same recipe for the pasta as the Duck Ragù entry and follow the recipe for the sauce! Maybe don’t pair it with the Eggplant parmesan because it would be so much eggplant… Read on for the recipe … Continue reading

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