Ravioli lasagna

January 22, 2012

Sometimes you crave a classic, homemade lasagna.

And then you think, who’s got the time for that?

All that layering.

Sauce/noodles/ricotta/filling/cheese/repeat. Read the rest of this entry »


Mushroom, ham and cream sauce

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 »


Chicken pesto panini

April 27, 2011

Chicken pesto panini | Photo by BNF

This one goes out to the people who like good food but don’t have the time or desire to spend a lot of time hovered over a hot stove.

According to the Kitchen Boss, paninis are quite popular in parts of Italy. I like to imagine that it’s similar to the crepe carts in the touristy part of Paris: all over the place. Read the rest of this entry »


Mini-deep dish pizzas

April 18, 2011

Mini-deep dish pizzas | Photo by BNF

These mini-pizzas are really more of an appetizer.

But I decided to turn them into a dinner. … Because I’m a rule-breaker.

(Who am I kidding? I follow all of the rules. … Always.) Read the rest of this entry »


Meatball sub

April 17, 2011

Fully loaded meatball sub | Photo by BNF

“I’m a lucky guy.”

This is what my husband said to me upon seeing what I intended to serve for dinner: fully loaded, saucy, mozzarella-laden meatball subs.

When I saw the recipe for meatball subs on the amazing blog Can You Stay For Dinner, I knew I had to try them.

And while I was still too full a total of 4 hours after eating one, I had no regrets. (And I didn’t even finish a full sub!) Read the rest of this entry »


Pink shrimp sauce with cream

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 »


Almond biscotti

April 12, 2011

Almond biscotti | Photo by BNF

Somehow, making this traditional Italian almond biscotti makes me feel legit.

Sure, I burned the bottom of half of them and didn’t quite get the texture right.

But, come on. I made biscotti! Read the rest of this entry »


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