Pasta Preview from Keys To The Kitchen

Keys To The Kitchen Heirloom Tomato Burrata Pasta Recipe from

Do you know how much I love you? Enough to share a preview recipe from Keys To The Kitchen with you and only you. If that doesn’t prove my devotion, I don’t know what does!

To celebrate the fast-approaching publication date of Keys To The Kitchen, I wanted to share this simple pasta of marinated heirloom tomatoes with fresh burrata that you must make before tomato season ends. Oh, and for some extra lovin’ I’m pairing with my publisher, Chronicle Books to do the first cookbook giveaway. So, head over to Chronicle and leave a comment so you can be the first to get your hands on Keys To The Kitchen!

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Pretty. Easy. Herbed Roasted Cheese

Pretty Easy Herbed Roasted Cheese Recipe // #pairswellwithfood

Like a moth to a flame, when the weather starts to cool off, I start craving comfort food.

Coming from an Italian-American family, the foods I find most cozy take shape in the form of cheese or pasta. Over the years I’ve gone from eating mozzarella at nearly every meal to exercising a bit more restraint, but when the cold weather hits, the craving is still there. The ultimate is when it’s melty and gooey, like in this herbed roasted cheese.

My roasted cheese recipe is a riff on baked Brie (a familiar holiday appetizer) that I turn to when time is short but comfort food is in high demand. It’s such a simple concept but it’s highly versatile and can be used as an indulgent appetizer, a salad centerpiece, or an impromptu take on mac-and-cheese. In my dream world, it would be kosher to throw the melty hunk of cheese inside a whole loaf of bread to make a behemoth version of a grilled cheese, but I haven’t gone there. At least not yet.

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