by Mike Bradley Risotto: Delicious. Complicated. Easily ruined. All of these things are commonly said about risotto. The most important aspect of making great risotto is patience, especially if you're new to it. Arborio rice is wonderful, but it sure does take its pretty little time absorbing moisture. While the steps are generally simple, the … Continue reading Mushroom Marsala Risotto
Braciole is an Italian-style, rolled steak. It looks intimidating, but our recipe and simple instructions can help any cook create this dish.
by Mike Bradley Every good meal starts somewhere. This one started with an Ibotta coupon for tortellini, an excessive amount of arugula and an experiment – and became one of my favorite ways to have tortellini. Our grocery store only carried a huge container of baby arugula, of which we only used a handful or … Continue reading Creamy Tomato Alfredo Tortellini with Sautéed Arugula and Hot Sausage
by Mike Bradley Amy recently surprised me with a food grinder and sausage stuffer attachment for our KitchenAid stand mixer. I just so happened to be in the mood for Italian sausage, and this being my first time making sausage myself I will freely admit I also made hot sausage. It tasted good, but was … Continue reading Sweet Italian Sausage
by Mike Bradley Everyone's favorite Italian dinner! Who doesn't love chicken parm, right? For this post, I want to share my own personal recipe for chicken parmigiana and the perfect sauce to pair it with, as well as a few tips to make my recipe (or even your own) a little better. So, the first … Continue reading Chicken Parmigiana for Two
by Mike Bradley I'll be honest, I'm not sure exactly how to say Bolognese, but I do know that I love it. I love making homemade pasta sauces because you can add your own personal flair to it. The other part is that sauce from jars always has a kind of generic-ness to it, at … Continue reading Basil and Garlic Bolognese with Farfalle Pasta