Wild Boar Ragu with Pappardelle

Thanks to my friends at Texas Natural Meats, I've got a freezer full of Wild Boar and Bison to work with as I come up with new recipes for my blog.   My latest culinary adventure is a Wild Boar Ragu! Whether you're lucky enough to find wild boar in your market or you simply use local pork, this sauce is easy to make and takes your pasta dishes … [Read more...]

Pasta Nests with Pan Seared Shrimp – Entertaining with Pizzazz

With the holidays rapidly approaching it's not too early to start thinking about dishes to make your holiday gatherings more delicious!  Everyone of us becomes an event planner when the holiday season starts and whether it's a cocktail party, dinner or even a brunch, my Pasta Nests with Shrimp will leave a lasting impression. Let's start by … [Read more...]

How to Make Chicken Primavera Aioli

One of the easiest, healthiest Restaurant Style dishes you can make at home is my Chicken Primavera Aioli.    You can easily change up the ingredients depending upon what you have on hand and serve this delicious saute dish over your favorite pasta or grain. Let's start by gathering our ingredients aka Mise en Place. This shows you … [Read more...]

How to Make Delicious Chicken Meatballs

One of the great joys in life has got to be meatballs.   Wonderfully seasoned balls of meats, pan fried to give them a little bit of crunchiness to the exterior then simmered for hours in tomato sauce to keep them plump, juicy and delightfully delicious. For almost 20 years now I've been making Turkey and Chicken Meatballs and have enjoyed them … [Read more...]

Garlic Shrimp and Supergreens with Pasta

I love the simplicity of pasta dishes, creating a topping in the saute pan and tossing it with perfectly cooked pasta. Just the words Garlic Shrimp start the juices flowing, and trust me this simple and delicious dish did not disappoint. I've switched over to Gluten-Free pasta (Barilla has been my GF pasta of choice) but Lisa still prefers … [Read more...]

Lobster Fra Diavolo Bianco – Inside My Restaurant Kitchen

One of the greats joys of life is eating out, and lobster has always been at the top of most everyones list as that dish they save for those special occasions with family and friends at their favorite restaurants.  But with my Lobster Fra Diavolo recipe you don't have to wait for those special occasions at your favorite restaurant, you can make it … [Read more...]

Fettuccine Alfredo – An Italian Classic

When you mention Fettuccine Alfredo you get a variety of responses.  You can immediately see some people diving face first into the memory, savoring the moment they last tasted the delightful flavors of that classic Italian dish.....sigh Then again you get the others that think of all the ways to make the dish less fattening by sucking all the … [Read more...]

How to Make Caponata – Around the Kitchen Table

One of the best things about summer are all the fresh local vegetables available in the markets, and finding delicious ways to use them is always high on my list.  And one of my favorite summertime or for that matter anytime dish is a very simple Italian Classic, Caponata. You can find as many different Caponata recipes as you can find Italian … [Read more...]

How to Make Pesto Three Ways – Around the Kitchen Table

To me fresh basil and classical Pesto Genovese will always mean summer, the aroma of fresh basil always transports me to a warm and sunnier climate no matter what time of year it is.   For me basil is a state of mind, a calming herb.  But it's also has been touted as an anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and helpful in improving your cardiovascular … [Read more...]

How to make Clams and Spaghetti – Around the Kitchen Table

One of the easiest Restaurant Style Meals you'll ever make is Clams with Spaghetti! Clams and Spaghetti are one of traditional Italian dishes that you'll find served in the finest Italian restaurant around the world.    And of course the price will reflect its popularity.   What these restaurants don't want you to know is just how easy they are … [Read more...]