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Risotto with Bolognese Sauce

Risotto with Bolognese Sauce
6 cups chicken stock
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp butter
1 large onion, peeled and chopped finely
3 cloves of garlic, chopped finely
2 cups risotto rice (Arborio)
1 cup dry white wine
1-2 cups Bolognese sauce

Heat stock in a medium sauce pot and bring to a simmer.
Heat oil and butter in a large sauce pan over medium-low [...]

Bolognese Sauce with Homemade Pasta

Bolognese Sauce
Adapted from The New Steak by Cree LeFavour

4 tbsp olive oil
2 lb top blade roast, cut into 1/4″ – 1/2″ pieces, most of the big fat removed
1/4 lb lean ground pork
1/4 lb pancetta(hot), diced
1 yellow onion, diced
5 ribs celery, diced
1 carrot, diced
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 cup fresh shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and chopped
8 [...]

Home Made Pizza With Whole Wheat Crust

Basic Pizza Dough
makes two 14″ pizzas
1 tbsp dry active yeast
1/2 cup hot water
4 to 4-1/4 cups whole wheat flour (hard)
1-1/2 tsp fine sea salt
2 tbsp olive oil
1 cup hot water
14 oz (398ml) Organic pizza sauce, divided
2-1/2 cups mixed cheddar cheeses , grated
1 cup mozzarella cheese, grated
1 pepperoni, sliced
1 green pepper, sliced
1/2 red onion, sliced
3 [...]

Pollo Alla Diavola (Devil’s Chicken)

POLLO ALLA DIAVOLA (Devil’s Chicken)
Serves 4.
2/3 cup olive oil
2 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp dried chili flakes
4 sage leaves, coarsely chopped
salt and pepper
one 3-4 pound chicken, butterflied
2 shallots
4-5 cloves of garlic
6 tbsp chopped parsley
2-1/2 tbsp butter, softened to room temperature
Other equipment: One ziplock back, large enough to marinate the chicken.

In a medium-sized bowl, mix together the [...]

Italian Wedding Soup

I love the Italian Wedding Soup they serve at East Side Mario’s, but of course, I’ve always been well-aware that their version is probably nowhere near as good as a homemade version.
So I was thrilled when I recently came across this recipe for Minestra Maritata (Italian Wedding Soup) over at Sticky, Gooey, Creamy, Chewy. [...]

Dinner Diary – Lasagna & Shrimp

A beautiful lasagna dish tonight, adapted from a recipe in Olives & Oranges, as well as a dish of North African Shrimp (also from Olives & Oranges).
Sage Leaves on Top

Gorgeous & Saucy Layers

Delectable Shrimp in Spicy Sauce

Shrimp and Tilapia Risotto

Shrimp and Tilapia Risotto
For the broth
1 medium onion, unpeeled, quartered
1 medium carrot, cut in 2-inch lengths
10 black peppercorns
2 bay leaves
1/2 tsp salt
shells from 1 pound shrimp (from below)
1 cup bottled clam juice
1 cup vegetable stock
1 can (14 1/2 oz or 400 mL) diced tomatoes
For the risotto:
5 tbsp unsalted butter
1 medium onion, diced fine
3-4 cloves garlic, [...]