Category Archives: Italian

Woven Lasagna Part Two

On May 14th I wrote about making the woven lasagna featured on the cover of the June issue of Food and Wine  magazine. While it has been a bit more than a month, last night we had Woven Pasta Part Two. … Continue reading

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Last Minute Switch

Yesterday was one of those days when I did a last minute switch on my dinner menu.  I had planned on Spaghetti with red sauce and meatballs.  But I had a CAT scan yesterday and that iodine contrast took everything … Continue reading

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“Would I Do This Again?”

Every once in awhile in your life you have to ask yourself – Would I Do This Again?  I’m sure you know the feeling.  In the moment you wonder what you got yourself into and after the fact you ask … Continue reading

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The First Cardinal Rule

By know I should know the First Cardinal Rule of cooking – read the recipe all the way through.  And the second cardinal rule of cooking is read the recipe again! Our ad-hoc change in dinner plans for tonight was … Continue reading

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OH No – No Dogs!

Every once in awhile we get a craving for a good Chicago Hot Dog.  And since we can’t run out from New Mexico to our favorite Chicago Hot Dog stand (we’re looking at you, Portillo’s), we have to settle for … Continue reading

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Pasta Salad Take Two

In the past, I shared a recipe for a pasta salad using tortellini instead of macaroni. With the heat on in New Mexico it’s time to bring out another version of the ever-popular pasta salad. Last night we dined on … Continue reading

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A Little Eggplant

George and I are big fans of most ethnic food.  While French tops my list, Italian plays a close second.  Last week I got a sudden craving for Eggplant Parmigiana. I have made this dish in the past but am … Continue reading

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Fall is Upon Us

It seems like just yesterday it was in the 90’s – tho with our new foam roof you’d never know it in the house, and suddenly the nighttime temps are in the low 40’s.  We’ve even had our first freeze … Continue reading

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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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