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Becoming a Pizza Maker ((and a little peek into my trip to Napa))

About a year ago, I had the great priv­i­lege and fun treat of learn­ing to make pas­ta from Chef/Owner : Tyler Rodde  ((Chef Tyler — “CT”)) at Oenotri in Napa. ((You can read all about that trip & pas­ta recipe HERE)) After 12 months of prac­tic­ing pas­ta pro­duc­tion ((and eat­ing — yum.)), I got the oppor­tu­ni­ty to return to the Oenotri kitchen for more cook­ing lessons.

BTW, I will share a brief “Becom­ing a Pas­ta Mak­er 2.0” in an upcom­ing post ((so get ready)). Con­tin­ue read­ing

Epic Lasagna — Meat & Potatoes Meet Homemade Lasagna Noodles!!

Now, before I start telling you about this recipe, let me quick­ly tell you about the name of this recipe. It all start­ed when I was strug­gling to heave this mas­sive cre­ation out of the oven. It was mas­sive­ly heavy because I was afeared feed­ing 4 col­lege guys an aver­age sized lasagna would not fill them up — so, I dou­bled it and assem­bled it in a — get ready for this:  Con­tin­ue read­ing

Chard and White Bean Italian Soup with Crispy Sausage

A few pounds of dried white beans is a pantry sta­ple must in my home. If I am out of pro­tein options, run­ning low on meal ideas, or just look­ing for some sim­ple ((healthy)) com­fort food, beans take care of busi­ness every sin­gle time. AND — hel­lo! They are super bud­get friend­ly too. A per­fect food for my fam­i­ly of 6.

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Super Cheesy Double Meat Baked Spaghetti

With the first bite of this baked spaghet­ti, I thought to myself “why has it been so long since I made this for din­ner??”. I quick­ly answered my ques­tion — which, as I look back on this con­vo– makes me real­ize: not only am I talk­ing to myself; I am admit­ting it pub­licly. Is that a good pic­ture of a mom’s life or what?!

So — here is my answer: “Wow, this is so good, I can’t quit eat­ing it. Now I remem­ber why it’s been off the menu for so long!! It makes my pants tight!”.
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No-Peek Oven Roasted Merlot & Sweet Italian Sausage Spaghetti Sauce

Why haven’t I done this before?? The fla­vors are AMAZING (deep and per­fect) and it is a meal for the ages! So sim­ple and I am in love with using one pot for the entire meal. The day I made this, I had just less than two hours at home in the mid­dle of the day. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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