May 3, 2011
Mushroom, ham, and cream sauce | Photo by BNF
In an effort to get rid of leftover Easter ham last week, I ended up stumbling across this recipe for “mushroom, ham and cream sauce.”
Speaking of Easter leftovers, I ended up making a total of 24 deviled eggs and 6 eggs worth of egg salad (which I forgot I hate).
Anyone else remember the picnic scene (@ 1.45 min. in) from “Big Top Pee Wee” with the egg salad? Read the rest of this entry »
April 15, 2011
Pink shrimp sauce with cream | Photo by BNF
It’s no secret that the sauce in a simple pasta recipe can either make or break the dish.
The pasta, like tofu, is often the blank canvass waiting to be painted. So it’s important not to pick a dud.
Success: Granny Zeller’s marinara. Failure: Spaghetti carbonara. Read the rest of this entry »
February 12, 2011
Cream and butter sauce (over tortellini) | Photo by Brave New Food
Let’s see. How can I describe this drool-inducing sauce? It’s kind of like if salted butter and heavy cream hooked up one night and made the most delicious baby ever.
Those of you (see: me) who have long given up on your new year’s resolutions to lose that pesky “who-cares-if-it’s-eight-pounds-of-chocoloate-it’s-xmas” holiday weight will love this sauce. Read the rest of this entry »
January 29, 2011
Granny Zeller's marinara sauce | Photo by Brave New Food
While many recipes on this blog might come from non-Italian sources (allrecipes.com, my “cook everything” cookbooks, etc.), this recipe is straight legit. My adorable New Yorker step-grandmother, “Granny Zeller,” was of Italian descent and one of the best cooks in New York. (I’m legally allowed to say this because it’s 100 percent accurate.) Her marinara recipe has been passed down through generations, and now I’m passing it on to you.
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