Penne with Roasted Eggplant and Melted Ricotta

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  Lidia Bastianich is one of my favorite go-to’s for Italian chefs. Her cookbook, Lidia’s Italian-American Kitchen is one of my most well-loved and most used cookbooks. Her recipes are always authentic, relatable, and delicious, and this recipe is no exception.  The roasted eggplant is meaty and satisfying with a bit of a bite to… 

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Mushroom Risotto and Peas

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I try to keep arborio rice on hand at all times. It’s a great option for nights where I don’t have a whole lot of ingredients on hand, though I typically stock the basic ingredients needed to make risotto.  To make my basic risotto I  use: arborio rice, butter, olive oil, onion, white wine, chicken… 

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Turkey Scallopine a la Piccata

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Piccata is one recipe that we keep in regular dinner rotation here at our house, based on the fact that I keep the basic ingredients stocked in my pantry at all times. We typically change the recipe based on what protein we have on hand. Most often we prepare it with chicken but we have… 

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Roasted Beet Salad with Goat Cheese

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Coming on the hind tails of my roasted beet post is a healthy and delicious way to incorporate them into an quick salad. Perfect as either a side dish, or light meal, this salad will fill you up without filling you out There are lots of different additions that you can incorporate into this salad… 

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