Category Archives: Italian

A New Sous Vide Keeper

It’s been almost six months since I got my hands on my SanSaire immersion cooker and, like most of my new toys, it has seen a lot of dinner prep action.  Two weeks ago I tried a new recipe and … Continue reading

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Stuffed Breast Success!

For the last several years I have made a stuffed chicken breast  stuffed with fresh mozzarella and basil leaves and then wrapped in prosciutto.  I would sauté the wrapped breasts over high heat to sear the prosciutto, cover the pan, … Continue reading

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Is This Heaven????

Two years ago I spent a week in Chicago visiting my daughter, her husband and my very young granddaughter.  This blog post was written while I was there and somehow got lost in the black hole of computing. However, the … Continue reading

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Winter is Coming – Bring on the New Recipes!

I shudder to think how long it has been since I posted on this blog.  Between being very busy with guests ( a good thing!) and almost equally busy with my volunteer work for Corrales MainStreet; I have not had … Continue reading

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Bolognese – It’s Got Nothing to do with Bologna

I was thumbing through a copy of Bon Appetit last week and caught sight of a editor note about a Bolognese recipe that used chicken livers.  Chicken Livers?  In a red sauce?  The actual recipe was in an issue that … Continue reading

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A Fowl of a Different Feather

Yesterday I wrote about the pasta I had made for the Italian cooking class I recently taught at the B&B.  The pasta was used in the entree of  Pappardelle with Chicken Ragu.  This recipe originally started out as a Pappardelle … Continue reading

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Using Your Noodle

Yesterday I made mention of having some homemade dried pappardelle that was leftover from a cooking class I taught awhile back.  Homemade pasta just tastes better.  It has a better mouth -feel and the flavoring options are as limited as … Continue reading

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