For the first time ever, I’m sharing my hard earned recipe for a Classic Basil Pesto!
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The classic spinach and ricotta shell pasta recipe amped up with the addition of spicy chorizo.
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One of my all-time favorite comfort foods is this sweet potato gnocchi with balsamic-sage brown butter sauce.
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My key to eating well while flying is bringing foods that only taste better as they sit, like this recipe for Roasted Red Pepper Pesto Pasta.
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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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It’s peak poblano season and I’m celebrating with this charred poblano pesto pasta recipe that’s easy enough to throw together for tonight’s dinner.
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A light summer pasta recipe made with corn, zucchinis, zucchini blossoms and a ton of fresh herbs.
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A decadent pasta recipe with spring vegetables in a saffron cream sauce that’s easy enough to make for a weeknight meal.
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Like a moth to a flame, when the weather starts cools off, I start craving comfort food.
Coming from an Italian-American family, the foods I find most cozy takes 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 cheese like in this herbed roasted cheese.
This 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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It’s that time of year: time to shake out the sweaters, shine the apples, and celebrate fall. I’d be more than willing to, except the weather in California is anything but fall-like and the gardens here are still brimming with late-summer produce. Add to that the fact I just scored a load of eggplant from some very generous friends with some very green thumbs and, well, I’ve been cooking with eggplant like it’s the height of the summer. But the great thing about eggplant is it has a long growing season that lasts into October (at least around these parts), so I figure it’s fair game to cook with. At least until I see a leaf change color or feel the need to pull out a scarf.
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