Tag Archives: Italian Foods

Perfect Homemade Pizza

I have always been a little afraid of making homemade pizza – I have an aversion to undercooked dough, and couldn’t stand the disappointment of spending time making my own dough, topping it and baking it only to come out … Continue reading

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Vodka Sauce

Perusing Pinterest, I came across a pretty tasty looking recipe for vodka sauce.  I’m not usually one to cook with cream, but the recipe writer said she wasn’t either.  It looked like a pretty simple recipe, not overly creamy, but … Continue reading

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Zucchini, Burrata, and Basil Pasta Salad

First and foremost, apologies for the significant time between posts.  As many of you know, I’m pregnant, and being pregnant has reverted me back to child-like eating and little desire for cooking (it doesn’t help that just standing in the … Continue reading

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Tomato and Fennel Stewed Italian Turkey Sausages

The first time I made this recipe was a few months back.  It was sooo good, and when I went to find it on my blog to replicate it, I realized I had never posted it!  Alas, here it is.  … Continue reading

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2-Bean Chili Mac & Cheese

Doesn’t the title just sound like heaven in a bowl?  What’s better than some tasty chili or a creamy bowl of mac and cheese?  How about both put together! This week, Britt and I decided to cook dinner for the … Continue reading

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Tequila-Lime Linguine (CPK-Style-ish)

The LA Times includes a great column in the food section called Culinary SOS.  People from Southern California write in about tasty dishes they ate at restaurants in California and elsewhere.  The LA Times then posts the recipes for all … Continue reading

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Magic One-Pot Pasta

Thanks to our friends Kate and Kei, and everyone’s friend – Ms. Martha Steward – Patrick and I were lucky enough to enjoy a delicious new pasta dish.  And it’s magical because the pasta cooks in one pot, with the … Continue reading

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Ricotta and Beef Meatballs

This weekend I was perusing Food & Wine and came across a recipe for meatballs inspired by an amazing new Italian restaurant in Los Angeles called Bestia.  The recipe seemed pretty straightforward, and since Patrick loves meatballs, I thought it … Continue reading

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Fig, Proscuitto and Arugula Pizza

Homemade pizza is always a delicious treat – and I find that the tastier the toppings, the tastier the pizza.  Patrick loves the combination of sweet and salty (emphasis on the sweet), so this is his favorite one.  Salty prosciutto … Continue reading

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Protein-Packed Caesar Salad

Over time, I have really learned to love Caesar salad – it’s salty, flavorful, creamy, and fully of umami flavor.  However, the dressing is often heavy, high in fat/calories, and sometimes contains more sophisticated tastes (raw eggs, anchovies).  This recipe … Continue reading

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