Pasta & Risotto

bacon & chicken mac and cheese

Posted on Jan 14th, 2014

Macaroni and cheese is one of my favorite comfort foods. By mixing up the cheeses and add-ins you can change it up by following the same basic…

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bacon, leek, and mushroom risotto

Posted on Oct 24th, 2013

Risotto was one of those dishes that I always ordered when I went out to eat, but never made at home. I never really had a reason for not making it…

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gnocchi and peas with a savory bacon sauce

Posted on Aug 28th, 2014

When I make gnocchi with bacon I typically don’t add a sauce because I find that the bacon is flavorful enough on its own. However, this time I was…

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how to: homemade pasta

Posted on Nov 5th, 2013

I love pasta. It used to mean opening up a box, but after eating fresh pasta at some of New Jersey's excellent Italian restaurants, I decided that I…

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leftover risotto cakes

Posted on Oct 29th, 2013

Whenever I make risotto I make sure to make extra so I can make risotto cakes with the leftovers. It's a good way to change up your leftovers so you…

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lemon risotto

Posted on Oct 28th, 2014

I typically serve risotto as a main dish. It is a pretty labor intensive process, and it is hearty enough to stand on its own. This lemon risotto,…

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linguine with fresh corn pesto

Posted on Jun 20th, 2013

I always look forward to when the corn on the cob comes back into season, and the large display is set up in the middle of Wegmans. I try to buy some…

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mushroom & spinach gnocchi

Posted on Feb 20th, 2014

This dish came together when I was trying to use up items in my refrigerator. I saw some baby bella mushrooms that looked good so I put them in my…

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mushroom risotto

Posted on Feb 24th, 2015

Mushrooms are one of my favorite entrees when I don't want to have a meat. There is a heartiness about them that makes them a good substitute. This…

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portobello & kielbasa spaghetti

Posted on Apr 29th, 2014

I had some kielbasa left over from Easter, and some portobellos from our local farmer's market that needed to be eaten. I decided to create a dish…

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pumpkin and walnut ravioli

Posted on Nov 7th, 2013

On Monday and Tuesday I posted about roasting pumpkins and making pasta, respectively. I actually did them on the same day to make pumpkin and walnut…

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salmon and leek spaghetti with spicy panko

Posted on Aug 29th, 2013

Salmon is one of my favorite foods. Raw, cooked - it doesn't matter, I love it all. When I cook it, I usually leave it filet form, but this time I…

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shrimp, mushrooms, and spinach over mafaldine

Posted on Oct 7th, 2014

This is one of those pasta dishes that you can almost classify as healthy. It has more spinach and mushrooms than pasta, and steamed shrimp is a…

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spicy walnut pesto

Posted on Aug 7th, 2014

Even though I made pesto a couple of weeks ago, my basil plant was in need of another big cut back. After cutting all of the basil for pesto I…

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summer vegetable risotto

Posted on Aug 5th, 2014

Summertime vegetables are in full swing, which means that I've been trying to incorporate them into our meals as much as I can. We had a slightly…

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