A few days ago we went to lunch at a local pizza place (that shall remain nameless) where they advertised an all-you-can-eat lunch special. Their pizza was in a word bad; thick spongy crust, cheese pizza with practically no cheese. But we still wanted pizza, so last night I made some. We have a pizza … Continue reading Home-made Pizza
We were thinking about going out to our local Italian Food Restaurant "Vinny's" once James arrived from Portland for his visit, but due to traffic, weather and a late start, we figured by the time he got here it would be rather late. So I decided to make Linguine Bolognese for us last night. It … Continue reading Bolognese Sauce
A Crostata is an Italian baked pie or tart. This one is made with a shortcrust pastry dough, similar in flavor and texture to a shortbread cookie. The filling is simply apples, topped with a crumble. I made this last night. I seldom bake anything, but this seemed simple so I gave it a try. … Continue reading Apple Crostata
I love watching Chopped on Hulu. One episode the chefs were given a baked potato as a basket ingredient. One of the contestants decided to make gnocchi with the baked potato. We had two baked potatoes we did not eat after we had pigged out on king crab legs the night before, so I thought … Continue reading Baked Potato Gnocchi with Sage, Spinach and Pine Nuts
Two things I am really crazy about are polenta and eggplant, so why not combine them. I searched Google for recipes with "eggplant" and "polenta" and came up with one from NYT Cooking. If you recall from some previous posts, we had some butternut squash left over so I decided to make the recipe but … Continue reading Polenta with Tomato Eggplant Sauce
Save your left-over spaghetti and make this
Spaghetti Aio e Oio
We make some pasta using leftovers and some imagination.
This one comes together really fast and has the nice crunch added by the toasted bread crumbs.
Easy grilled eggplant