March 21st, 2009
This soup turned out SO delicious! Rachel was impressed, I was impressed, what more is there to say? Are you sick? Someone you know? Do you have a craving for a week’s worth of meals done in one batch? Do you have a big gathering of family? You have come to the right place then! If you (…read more and get the recipe)
March 15th, 2009
I was making chicken noodle soup the other today and needed some broth, so I went back and looked through my postings to find a recipe. I wasn’t really happy with it so I updated it just a little and am re-posting it here. I hope you enjoy it!
As you may have noticed I don’t use salt that much. I like to use unsalted butter, and I rarely put salt in anything I bake. I found that it is not necessary to add salt in order to have a delicious flavor. When I went on a salt-free kick way back when, I realized that chicken bouillon and store-bought chicken broths have a LOT of sodium (along with pretty much every thing else you buy at the grocery store). So I decided (…read more and get the recipe)
October 30th, 2008
I am still alive. When my co-workers start mentioning that my blog is going stale, crusty and moldy then I know it is way past time to update! I haven’t really stopped cooking, and in fact there was much that I wanted to share on here but the effort required was too much for me at the time! I think it’s called laziness. Well after a little persuasion I decided to post last night’s dinner — Sweet Potato Risotto. (…read more and get the recipe)
November 3rd, 2007
I’ve been craving pasta a lot lately. Rachel (my wife) and I went to Iovino’s last week and I ordered spaghetti (it was delicious). Before that I made homemade (with fresh tomatoes) spaghetti sauce and spaghetti with bread, olive oil and vinegar (one of my favorites). When I was thinking up menu items for this week’s menu I found a Linguine recipe in my “Nightly Special’s” book.
I knew it looked good, but I had NO idea how good it would actually be. I have to say the Chorizo is what made this recipe. It gives the sauce a spicy-delicious-amazing flavor. Rachel said it was probably the best linguine/spaghetti sauce she had ever had. That means it is REALLY good. So go ahead, try this one! Did I mention it takes only about 15-20 minutes to make?
Here’s what I did:
- Linguine Noodles
- 2-3 tablespoons Olive oil
- 1/2 Large onion
- 3-5 garlic cloves
- 2-3 cups chorizo (spicy sausage)
- two 14-oz cans of plain, crushed tomatoes (mine were actually stewed)
- 1 cup of dry white wine
- 15-30 large basil leaves
- Fill a pan 3/4 full of water (large enough to hold your linguine) and boil
- While the water boils get out your large heavy-bottom pan and heat up the olive oil on a medium heat
- Add the chopped onions and chorizo, for about 5 minutes
- Add the pressed garlic and stir
- Add both cans of tomatoes and wine
- lightly add kosher (or sea) salt and freshly ground pepper
- Stir occasionally and let simmer for 5-10 minutes (I had to turn up the heat here to reduce the juicy tomato sauce — I don’t like mine too watery)
- While that’s simmering, throw the noodles into the boiling water and cook them as the package directs (until Al dente)
- When the sauce is almost done add the basil leaves and stir lightly to mix
- Mound some noodles on each plate
- Add some sauce, making sure to get chorizo and basil on each plate.
- YUM! YUM! YUM!
I really hope you enjoy it!