Tag Archives: Parmigiano-Reggiano

Italian Pork and Tomato Sauce Served over Risotto

My husband went to Costco and came back with pork shoulder again.  I think he was trying to get me to make my Pork Tacos, but I had other plans.  Because Fall is around the corner, I tend to start making dinners to freeze.   Its nice to have a healthy, hearty meal I can […]

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Basil Oil

I planted two beds of basil this year.  Why?  A lapse in judgement.  I always think I could use more basil while I am planting the seeds, and I am quite happy with it in the early stages of its growth, but then it starts sending up flower heads. Which means it’s coming to it’s […]

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Asparagus with Brown Buttered Breadcrumbs

I don’t know about you, but I get tired of my side dishes.  I have been trying to do a better job at putting a little more thought and time into them, as much for the hubs and kid as myself.  This was a great surprise, easy and tasted delicious. 1 pound asparagus, peeled and trimmed 4 tablespoons unsalted […]

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Short Rib Ragu Served Over Polenta

I really love short ribs, but have never made them here at home to the deliciousness standards that I hold so dear.  Well, that statement is a thing of the past because this is one of those dishes you will make again, and again.  It is so delicious you will want to serve it for […]

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Zucchini Carpacchio

Okay, I totally took this straight from Gourmet Magazine.  Though the recipe calls for chopped mint as a topping and I am not a fan of mint, so I changed it to Parsley.  You also couldn’t go wrong with a topping of chopped basil or diced thyme.  Whatever herb you have growing on hand. Also, […]

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Basil Pesto

If you planted basil in your garden, you have an overflow about now.  I have started fighting mine from going to seed (getting flower heads).  I always have more basil than I could ever use, but I just love the smell and taste of fresh basil.  I read several years ago that if you crush […]

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Zucchini & Cheese Tart

I picked my first Zucchini.  Which means my counters will be covered with the little green guys very soon.  This is the first recipe I made with my first Zucchini. Enjoy! 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon slat 8 tablespoon cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes 1/4 cup sour cream 2 teaspoons fresh […]

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White Bean Ragout with Toast

This recipe is in Bon Appetit May 2012, I tried it and immediately loved it, but decided to add shredded chicken from a rotisserie chicken.  Even better, plus more filling meal for the guys in my house! The recipe calls for you to make Soffritto, which is a mix of chopped aromatics, it is the base […]

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Sweet Pea Ravioli in a Butter Sauce

I have never made my own pasta.  It seems so time consuming to me and a bit intimidating.  Maybe because I have an Italian mother-n-law?? Anyway, I like to use Wonton Wrappers as a stand in for pasta.  My husband said these wouldn’t taste good without the homemade pasta.  I think he would agree with […]

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Monte Cristo Chicken

This dish is simple and delicious!  I used a lot of pre-made items, curious about what they would taste like.  I was pleased with them all. The foundation sauce is easy to make on your own, but sometimes we are short on time and pulling out a box of already prepared  sauce makes dinner go […]

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