Bolognese Sauce

This is the best Bolognese sauce I ever did make. Yes there’s this one. And yes, it’s really, really good. But this one right here is tremendously good. Seriously good. This is the first time I used a recipe to make Bolognese primarily because it included milk. I had never used milk in meat sauce…

Spaghetti and Meatballs

The 200th post!! Nothing more to say than watch the video below and be surprised! amazed! bedazzled! Ingredients Source: Me! 1 package spaghetti 1 jar tomato sauce 1 lb. ground beef 1/2 tsp. basil 1/2 tsp. oregano dash of red pepper flakes 1/4 tsp. thyme salt and pepper 1 egg, lightly beaten 1/2-3/4 cup bread…

Tomato Pesto

My July-August Cook’s Illustrated magazine came in a few weeks ago and I swear I earmarked every single recipe in this edition! My first attempt at this set of recipes was a complete success. I learned pesto is more than a puree of basil and pine nuts. It can use a variety of vegetables, nuts…

Spicy Eggplant Pasta with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Whoa. Step back. This is dangerously good. A pasta sauce with a rockin’ spicy kick and delicious eggplant (don’t worry, no cucumbers were harmed in the making of this dish). Since the bits of eggplant and red pepper are bite size even the choice of penne (or other smaller pasta like rigatoni) works with developing…

James Makes Dinner (JMD): Spaghetti Carbonara

It’s Tuesday! What does that mean? It means James makes dinner! James’ task was to create spaghetti carbonara (what’s the difference between ‘carbonara’ and ‘alla carbonara’?). There were no eggplants this time, just a few simple ingredients. Like the eggplant parmesan, this is the first time either of us had eaten spaghetti carbonara and it…

James Makes Dinner!

On Tuesday’s I work until around 7/7:30. That’s a bit late to start making dinner unless we want to eat at 9 or have peanut butter and jelly. Since neither option is that great, I asked James to step in as chef for the night. I had picked up a big, ripe eggplant to make…

Mama Mia! It’s a Meat Sauce!

Really quick. Really easy. And really, really good! Meat sauce is a whatever-you-fee-like sauce. You can chop carrots and onions. Add eggplant and artichoke hearts. Mix in green onions and mushrooms. And what spices do you like? Garlic. Parsely. Basil– you can put any of those and a ton more in the sauce, too. It’s…

Capellini Pasta Surprise!

This is a “surprise” because it has a special ending! I won’t say much more than that before you get to watch the video, enjoy! As you can see — it certainly is an adventure being in the kitchen! But that’s what makes it fun. Since the recipe turned out not to be that great,…