Pasta Carbonara Alla Luke (DeSando)

My son, Luke DeSando, shows a simple way to cook Pasta Carbonara, without adding oil, cream and/or butter and avoiding scrambling the eggs as you finish the dish. By tempering the eggs (see tempering below), you get a creamy texture and fully cooked eggs. Remember: the main goal is creaminess. This is a timing…… Continue reading Pasta Carbonara Alla Luke (DeSando)

Chicken Recipes · Recipes

Parmesan Crusted Chicken Thighs Next up in our Chicken Thigh series is a simple Oven-Baked bone-in Chicken Thigh, with a Parmesan Crust. Dipped in a butter-wash instead of an egg-wash, and coated with an herbaceous parmesan spice rub. Serve with coleslaw and roasted potatoes, for an easy weeknight meal. Ingredients 2-4 Bone-in chicken thighs¼ cup butter meltedSalt & Pepper to taste1 cup freshly…… Continue reading Parmesan Crusted Chicken Thighs

Recipes · Vegetarian Recipes

Creamy Polenta & Grilled Polenta w/ Sautéed Mushrooms Polenta is a kind of cornmeal mush that originated in Northern Italy as peasant food. But in the US, it’s served at upscale restaurants as a gourmet dish. The reality is somewhere in the middle. It can be a basic porridge, not a lot of flavor, or a high end, kicked version that has…… Continue reading Creamy Polenta & Grilled Polenta w/ Sautéed Mushrooms

Recipes · Vegetarian Recipes

Simple and Easy Eggplant Parmesan Eggplant Parmesan (or Eggplant Parm) is a tasty, vegetarian dish, that can be made in a simple manner or complex manner. You could make your own red sauce, peel the eggplant, cut it length wise, pan fry the eggplant on the stove top in batches, shred your own cheese. Or you can do it…… Continue reading Simple and Easy Eggplant Parmesan

Recipes · Vegetarian Recipes

Easy, quick (Did I mention easy) side dishes – Part 2 – Tuscan Beans

Tuscan White Beans –   This simple side dish can be ready in less than 10 minutes. Perfect for those meals where other parts of the dinner are slightly more complex. Ingredients Extra Virgin Olive Oil (1 teaspoon for cooking and 1 teaspoon for drizzling when serving) 1 garlic clove, smashed and roughly chopped ¼ teaspoon…… Continue reading Easy, quick (Did I mention easy) side dishes – Part 2 – Tuscan Beans