frascatelli mix

My first time making pasta: Frascatelli with Pecorino and Spinach

I did it. I made my first homemade pasta. Every time I buy spaghetti or pasta, I always think it would be great to try making them from scratch. And it’s especially tempting when I see the pasta attachments for the Kitchenaid mixer (something I have also yet to get). Frascatelli are a semolina dumpling,…

lamb, potato and cheese pierogi

Lamb, potato, and cheese pierogi

Although, they look very much like empanadas, pierogi are a Polish potato dumpling, made with unyeasted dough and can be filled with a variety of ingredients mixed with potatoes.

Swordfish with roasted potatoes

Swordfish with mustard and rosemary roasted potatoes

I love roasted potatoes, I really do. It’s one of my favorite ways to eat potatoes (buttermilk ranch mashed potatoes at Thanksgiving come in second) and swordfish is definitely up there on my list of favorite fish to eat. As usually happens with favorite foods, you learn to make them one way, love it, and…

Spicy oven-fried chicken

Oven-Fried Chicken

Football season is here! Yes, I am excited. Go Eagles! I will admit that I haven’t always been a football fan, but in the past two years I have developed a love for the game. It all started with Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Cincinnati Bengals, then I learned a little more about the…

linguine with almond pesto

Experimenting in the kitchen: almond, tomatillo, and spinach pesto

Pesto is one of my all time favorite sauces for pasta (I’ve made an avocado one before) and I knew it’s what I wanted to use last night when I got the request for chicken and linguine. Since I got off of work at 9 p.m., at first I was going to just stop by…

truffles halfway done

Just desserts: Baileys white chocolate, chocolate covered truffles

Someday last week, FP featured a recipe for Baileys & White Chocolate Truffles, and I couldn’t resist the temptation. I just had to make them for myself; well, and my man because he loves sweet things. For the most part, I did follow the original recipe since I have never made truffles before, but I…

Chicken and Israeli couscous

Moroccan-inspired chicken

A trip to Morocco wouldn’t be complete without some chicken. I found this recipe over on Epicurious and since I was missing some of the listed ingredients, I adapted the recipe to make Moroccan-inspired chicken. I chose to serve this with a side of couscous, but when I was at the store I wasn’t able…