Name one of your friends that doesn’t love pizza. Exactly. If there is pizza, it will be eaten. Full disclosure: years ago I was told I’m sensitive to lactose. Not full-on intolerant, but I should proceed with caution before taking down the entire cheese wheel. That hasn’t stopped me from ingesting the Italian precursor to […]Read more "Life-Changing Homemade Pizza Recipe"
I made pasta sauce Sunday afternoon. It was by no means remarkable. It took about 45 minutes to cook. I started with diced onion, garlic, baby Bella mushrooms and a two cans of crushed tomatoes. Despite all that work, it essentially tasted like a pop-top jar of sauce. Commuting into the city necessitates making meals […]Read more "Cheap, fast & marginally healthy dinner"
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Here’s a super simple recipe for a quick dinner. Five ingredients and it’ll be ready in less than 20 minutes. This should serve four. I ate it all. I have a problem saying no to delicious pasta. What you need: 1 pound of your favorite pasta 4-6 slices of bacon, chopped 2 Handfuls of cherry […]Read more "Simple Bacon Pesto Pasta | 5 Ingredient Recipe"
I have cooked for family. I have cooked for dates. I have cooked for judges. But now it was time to cook for strangers. A few weeks ago I met Jessica, one of the founders of Mealsharing.com, at a meeting for Chicago Food Bloggers. Sharing photos and stories on here is great, but I have been […]Read more "Carbs in the Clouds | Mealsharing for the First Time"
If at first you don’t succeed making a dish, try, try again. Since returning from Roma I’ve been chasing that perfect carbonara. It’s a diabolically simple dish with only a few ingredients. The first attempt was good but not as creamy as the plate I devoured in Trastevere. Last week at a restaurant in the […]Read more "Chasing Carbonara | Attempt 2"
Spaghetti Carbonara. Creamy. Salty. Perfectly cooked pasta. It was a thing of beauty when I ate it in Trastevere, outside of Roma. So, good that my latest quest is to master it. Or come as close as I can to the inspiration dish. To the internet to read up on different recipes and tips! After […]Read more "Spaghetti Carbonara | First Attempt"