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Finally Great Pizza at Home

  This is not a sponsored post.  Breville never reached out to me and sent me anything, not even a cup of flour to make the dough.  No, this is just pure, natural, organic love of a product I bought with my hard earned money. It’s a pizza maker that has changed my experience with […]

Texas Brisket for #SundaySupper

  When I read this week’s SundaySupper theme was “Low & Slow” I knew exactly what I wanted to make and where I would get inspiration from.  As regular readers of my blog will know, this site has been taken over by a lot of slow cooking – cooking in a smoker to be exact. […]

Bacon and Beet Fettuccine

This recipe is a bit of an adaption from a favorite Mario Batali recipe from Mario’s before The Chew Molto Mario show. Molto Mario was a great show that showcased how simple it is to make amazing Italian pasta that often featured a couple key tips: 1.) Use fresh pasta not dried 2.) Don’t over […]

Mario Batali’s Mint Love Letters

  If you are ever in New York City, I highly recommend Babbo.  It’s an Italian restaurant from celebrity chef Mario Batali.  It’s amazing.  I say Mario is a “celebrity chef” but he is the real deal and is by far my favorite chef. His approach to Italian food that used to be featured in […]

Hello Ragu, Welcome to 2011. Dads can Cook!

  What an obnoxious play on stereotypes. Ragu, yes that company that makes jarred sauces, is using moms to promote their latest recipe campaign with a YouTube video that insults dads titled Dad Cooks Dinner: What is Dinnertime Like When Dad Cooks? So I obviously cook and can easily put a jarred spaghetti sauce like […]

A Few Tips for Great Pasta

It wasn’t until I went along with a friend while visiting New York City several years ago that I really learned to appreciate the beauty of pasta. Mario Batali’s Babbo’s is a phenomenal restaurant and by miles the best Italian food I have ever had. There are just a few simple things to making amazing […]