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SERVINGS: 8 to 10 servings INGREDIENTS: Meat Sauce: 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 large yellow onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning 2 lbs ground beef Two 32-oz jars good red sauce (I like Tomato Basil by Rao’s) 2 to 4 tablespoons granulated sugar (depending on your preference) 1/2 teaspoon onion powder […]

Shortcut Bechamel Lasagna

January 18, 2022

SERVINGS: 12 twists INGREDIENTS: 1 sheet puff pastry, thawed Egg wash (1 large egg whisked with 1 tablespoon water) 4 tablespoons grated parmesan, divided 2 teaspoons dried or fresh sage Black pepper Prosciutto INSTRUCTIONS: Preheat oven to 400 F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper. Unfold puff pastry on a floured surface. Brush with […]

Prosciutto Parmesan Puff Pastry Twists

December 28, 2021

SERVINGS: 4 to 6 servings INGREDIENTS: 4 strips bacon, cooked and finely chopped 1/4 cup candied pecans, finely chopped 8 ounce round Brie or Camembert Pinch kosher salt Couple grinds black pepper 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves, finely chopped Crostini or crackers, for serving INSTRUCTIONS: Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line a sheet […]

Bacon Pecan Baked Brie

December 13, 2021

SERVINGS: 4 to 6 servings INGREDIENTS: 1 cup canned pumpkin puree 8 ounces goat cheese 4 ounces cream cheese 1/4 cup grated Parmesan 1 tablespoon sage, chopped 1 teaspoon thyme, chopped 1 clove grated garlic 1/8 teaspoon black pepper 1/3 cup shredded mozzarella Crostini, pita chips, or crackers, for serving INSTRUCTIONS: Preheat oven to 400 […]

Baked Pumpkin Goat Cheese

October 7, 2021

SERVINGS: 4 to 6 servings INGREDIENTS: Lemon Vinaigrette: Half of a red onion, finely diced ¼ cup olive oil Juice of 2 lemons 1 teaspoon garlic powder ½ teaspoon sugar 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes Salt to taste (about ¼ teaspoon) Pepper to taste   Salad: 2 bunches Lacinto kale, stems discarded and sliced into […]

Simple Kale Salad with Smoked Gouda

April 17, 2018

SERVINGS: 6-8 INGREDIENTS: 2 heads of roasted garlic 2 tablespoons salted butter ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons of sour cream 1 ½ cup heavy cream, divided 1 ½ cup of fresh shredded Parmesan cheese, divided 2 teaspoons fresh minced sage 1 cup of frozen peas, thawed 8 oz of cubed pancetta 1 lb of good […]

Christmas Fettuccine

December 24, 2015

SERVINGS: 6-8 INGREDIENTS: 2 heads of roasted garlic 2 tablespoons salted butter ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons of sour cream 1 ½ cup heavy cream, divided 1 ½ cup of fresh shredded Parmesan cheese, divided 2 teaspoons fresh minced sage 1 cup of frozen peas, thawed 8 oz of cubed pancetta 1 lb of good […]

Christmas Fettuccine

December 24, 2015

SERVINGS: 6-8 INGREDIENTS: 2 heads of roasted garlic 2 tablespoons salted butter ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons of sour cream 1 ½ cup heavy cream, divided 1 ½ cup of fresh shredded Parmesan cheese, divided 2 teaspoons fresh minced sage 1 cup of frozen peas, thawed 8 oz of cubed pancetta 1 lb of good […]

Christmas Fettuccine

December 24, 2015