Category Archives: Italian

I’m Back! And I Made Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs with Home-Made Sauce!

Okay, I know. It’s been way too long since I’ve posted. I could bore you with many excuses about how I’ve been too busy or how being sick fol­lowed by the major hol­i­days really got the best of me and my time. But in real­ity, my heart just hasn’t been in it. I’m not sure […]

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My Butternut Squash Lasagna

Okay, I’m back. It’s been crazy around here. We went to Portland, OR for an awe­some get-a-way that turned into a glo­ri­ous week-long extrav­a­ganza of foodie bliss. I promise I’ll soon post a recap of our trip along with pic­tures of some great times. But for now, on with the show! I’ve titled this My Butternut […]

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Butternut Squash Risotto, Illustrated

My boss recently turned me on to Cook’s Illustrated. How I had never pur­chased this mag­a­zine is beyond me. While I adore the amaz­ing food pho­tog­ra­phy, I really enjoy how the focus of CI is per­fect­ing the taste of recipes. No adver­tis­ing, no non­sense, just great recipes and help­ful tips. The cur­rent issue is “Italian […]

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Zucchini Rollatini with Roasted Butternut Squash Cream Sauce

I’ve read many a blog post recently about hav­ing way too much of var­i­ous items from people’s CSAs. For some, it’s zuc­chini. For oth­ers, yel­low squash. For us, it’s been egg­plant. Now, I’ve never been a huge fan of egg­plant up until recently, but we have received so much of it over the past 2 […]

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A Sunday of Preparation: Wine & Pasta Sauce

Sundays in our house are often a day of rest and prepa­ra­tion. This Sunday was no dif­fer­ent. We had a bunch of toma­toes from the CSA that we needed to use so we decided on mak­ing some roasted veg­etable pasta sauce. It’s really easy, but takes a while so its per­fectly suited to Sundays. I […]

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Eggplant Parmesan — An All Day Affair

Today, after mak­ing a deli­cious break­fast I got to work on mak­ing a roasted tomato sauce that I’ve had in mind since we got a won­der­ful bounty of heir­loom toma­toes from the CSA this week. I roasted toma­toes, gar­lic, cayenne, and banana pep­pers in olive oil and some salt & pep­per then puréed it until […]

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Stuffed Deep Dish Pizza, Part 2

While in New York for my sister’s grad­u­a­tion, she requested that I make her some­thing to eat. So i though I’d make her the stuffed deep dish pizza because it’s awe­some. After a trip to her neigh­bor­hood gro­cery I got to work. I ended up mak­ing pesto from some amaz­ing fresh basil and I also […]

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