Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! I’ve been out of town for the past 10 days so I’m working on getting the blog back and running in the new year. In the meantime, I just received an email from WordPress saying that i had about 33,000 views to the blog in 2010! I was very proud and happy…

Simple Marinara Sauce

I really wanted to call this post ‘Killer Marinara,’ but I didn’t want to give the wrong impression about this sauce. It won’t kill you, but you will love it! I didn’t think a marinara sauce could be enough. I kept fretting over whether I should make a chicken parmesan or meatballs, but no, this…

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…

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…

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…