Tag: Italian

Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Browned Butter, Arugula and Pine Nuts

The first time I tried gnocchi was when I purchased a bag of ready-made packaged gnocchi. Just like dried pasta, all you had to boil was the gnocchi…

The Ultimate Walnut Almond Basil Pesto

Today, we’re going back to the basics and making one of my favorite sauces, pesto. Pesto is an Italian condiment comprised of fresh bright basil, grated hard cheese,…

Ricotta Ravioli with Sausage Mushroom and Spinach Sauce

Ever since I got a pasta machine several months ago, I’ve been playing around with different recipes almost every week. I have to say, although making your own…

Pici with Lamb Ragu

Living in Los Angeles, you are faced with the challenge of where to eat. It’s not that there aren’t any good places to go, it’s quite the opposite;…

Meyer Lemon Chicken Picatta

When I was working at my first restaurant, there was one dessert I was in charge of making, the meyer lemon parfait. Fresh out of culinary school, it was…

goat cheese gnocchi with zasagu

Goat Cheese Gnocchi with Sugo

The first time I tried gnocchi was in high school at a famous Italian restaurant known for throwing an abundant amount of garlic in every dish. I was…

Chicken bellagio

When I was studying hospitality administration in college, I spent a good amount of time researching and learning about successful restaurants. We had to prepare projects and conduct…

cannoli

Cannoli

For my last entry, I used leftover pork from tamales to make a roast pork sandwich; today’s entry is using leftover ricotta from the cheese blintz post to…

Smoked Salmon Pasta With A Light Cream Sauce

Salmon is one of the most popular fishes consumed by people today. Go to a restaurant that offers seafood and it is guaranteed that salmon will be on…

Halibut a la Puttanesca

We are starting the week off healthy with fish topped with puttanesca sauce, a side of chickpeas and spinach, bread rolls…yum! Puttanesca is an Italian sauce with a…