Category Archives: Italian

Gnocchi With Tangy Roasted Eggplant & Tomato Sauce

I admit it. I’m an impulse shopper. I’m not drawn in by $XX.99 signs, buy 1 get half off deals or convenient displays at the checkout counter. Nope. I see something succulent or unusual at the produce department or in

Gnocchi With Tangy Roasted Eggplant & Tomato Sauce

I admit it. I’m an impulse shopper. I’m not drawn in by $XX.99 signs, buy 1 get half off deals or convenient displays at the checkout counter. Nope. I see something succulent or unusual at the produce department or in

No More Mushy Stuffing Three Cheese Wild Mushroom Dressing

For the longest time I dreaded being invited over to my friends’ homes for the holidays. Fear of bizarre charade games with Uncle Bernie or reenactments of scenes from A Christmas Story aside, I really hated stuffing. It was wet,

No More Mushy Stuffing Three Cheese Wild Mushroom Dressing

For the longest time I dreaded being invited over to my friends’ homes for the holidays. Fear of bizarre charade games with Uncle Bernie or reenactments of scenes from A Christmas Story aside, I really hated stuffing. It was wet,

Comfort Food 102: Beef Ragù With Pappardelle

Medicine is a cyclical existence. I’m not just referring to influenza although that’s pretty seasonal too. Job and training cycles invariably coincide with graduation cycles so your contract dates end up working out along those lines as well. Currently it’s

Comfort Food 102: Beef Ragù With Pappardelle

Medicine is a cyclical existence. I’m not just referring to influenza although that’s pretty seasonal too. Job and training cycles invariably coincide with graduation cycles so your contract dates end up working out along those lines as well. Currently it’s

Willy Wonka Romanesco Broccoli Farfalle With Cauliflower Sauce

How does it taste? ‘Mmph, good!’ But it sorta looks… ‘Yeah, is there any way to make it look less like… *** Maybe you could place the broccoli on top instead of mixing it in the sauce so it looks

Willy Wonka Romanesco Broccoli Farfalle With Cauliflower Sauce

How does it taste? ‘Mmph, good!’ But it sorta looks… ‘Yeah, is there any way to make it look less like… *** Maybe you could place the broccoli on top instead of mixing it in the sauce so it looks

Creamy Creamless Wild Mushroom Pappardelle

Even when I was a young grasshopper and had the metabolism of a hummingbird I never really liked fatty foods. Except fried chicken and bacon cuz um, those are simply irresistible. But lots of cheese, cream, or butter? I just

Creamy Creamless Wild Mushroom Pappardelle

Even when I was a young grasshopper and had the metabolism of a hummingbird I never really liked fatty foods. Except fried chicken and bacon cuz um, those are simply irresistible. But lots of cheese, cream, or butter? I just

Sweetie Pie Potato Ravioli With Sauce-y Roasted Red Pepper

When I started this blog, besides wanting to share some easy and mostly healthy recipes with my friends and family I thought that one of the side effects would be providing three people a look at our wacky eating habits.

Sweetie Pie Potato Ravioli With Sauce-y Roasted Red Pepper

When I started this blog, besides wanting to share some easy and mostly healthy recipes with my friends and family I thought that one of the side effects would be providing three people a look at our wacky eating habits.

Spicy Baked Penne Makes 45F Seem Like 75F

Well, autumn is here with a vengeance. The “highs” this week are in the mid 40s, the lows just hovering above the freezing point, with grey moisture laden clouds looming from up above broken up by intermittent downpours. As the

Spicy Baked Penne Makes 45F Seem Like 75F

Well, autumn is here with a vengeance. The “highs” this week are in the mid 40s, the lows just hovering above the freezing point, with grey moisture laden clouds looming from up above broken up by intermittent downpours. As the

You Can Call Me Shrimpy Anytime: Sun-Dried Tomato, Basil, and Shrimp! Spaghetti

As a 5’4″ Asian woman I understand that the world is sizeist. The first place podium towers over 2 and 3, the successful reach the “heights of success” while the downtrodden are um, down. The average height for the president

You Can Call Me Shrimpy Anytime: Sun-Dried Tomato, Basil, and Shrimp! Spaghetti

As a 5’4″ Asian woman I understand that the world is sizeist. The first place podium towers over 2 and 3, the successful reach the “heights of success” while the downtrodden are um, down. The average height for the president

Everything Old Is New Again Farro Risotto

As the world continues to evolve and our lives reach further into the realm of science fiction the search for the new often results in a revamping of the old. Sometimes it makes you cringe, remembering why bell bottoms were

Everything Old Is New Again Farro Risotto

As the world continues to evolve and our lives reach further into the realm of science fiction the search for the new often results in a revamping of the old. Sometimes it makes you cringe, remembering why bell bottoms were

Braised Beef Shanks (Or Osso Buco With 50% Less Angst)

My Mom thinks that our dog is actually a person inside a dog suit. Well, okay, more like inside a dog’s body. While he hasn’t rescued any Timmys stuck in a well, he can take my direction-challenged Mom on a

Braised Beef Shanks (Or Osso Buco With 50% Less Angst)

My Mom thinks that our dog is actually a person inside a dog suit. Well, okay, more like inside a dog’s body. While he hasn’t rescued any Timmys stuck in a well, he can take my direction-challenged Mom on a