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Fettucine with Zucchini and Crispy Basil

If you’ve never fried basil before (not sauteéd, FRIED), you’re in for a real treat. When fried (which only takes a few seconds), the basil leaves turn bright green and become beautifully translucent. They’re crisp and crunchy and practically melt in your mouth. Mmmm! Just a warning: it pops. Big time! Use a pot with...

Turkey Meatball Sliders and Red Sauce

Taylor was in heaven when we made these little puppies. I managed to convince him to use ground turkey meat instead of the three-meat combo, but being that I’m not a big tomato fan, he doesn’t get robust red sauces too often. And for a ball of meat covered in red sauce, they weren’t bad....

Wild Mushroom Ravioli with Hazelnut Butter Sauce

We had found a recipe for mushroom ravioli, but once we found out the filling was nothing more than sautéed mushrooms we were slightly disappointed. So we took it up a notch, and added our own touch using leftover ingredients in our fridge. Let me just say, if you’re looking to indulge, or looking to...

Food Idols

Guess where we just got back from? A cooking demonstration… with Alton Brown! Aside from the folding chairs on a flat floor when it really should have been in an auditorium of sorts, I have to say that he is even funnier in person. We watched amazing demonstrations about sugar, where he made marshmallows (on...

Mixed Salad with Ginger Lime Cilantro Dressing

This was a side to our main meal, but due to a little mishap with the salt (ALWAYS taste before adding more salt!), the salad ended up being the best (and only edible) part of the meal. Who’da thunk? Mixed Salad with Ginger Lime Cilantro Dressing Ingredients Mixed greens Cherry tomatoes, halved Cucumber, sliced and...

Potato and Kale Spanish Tortilla

I was afraid this recipe would be too omlette or fritatta like, and I’m not a huge fan of either. But the proportion of potatoes to egg was just right… just enough to hold it together but not so much that it tasted like an omlette. We topped it with parmesan cheese and a sprinkle...