Drunken Fettuccine

Pasta & wine…a match made in heaven. Instead of just adding wine to the sauce or having a glass alongside your pasta, why not cook the pasta directly in the wine?! This fettuccine gets a nice red wine bath as it cooks. And the result is unlike anything you’ve had before.

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Paprika Seared Potato Wedges with Olive Tapenade & Date Sour Cream

As a kid, I was never a fan of dates. Just a few years ago I decided to give them another try…I couldn’t believe how wrong I was! One bite into the sweet, rich fruit, and I was changed into the biggest date-lover out there. While I usually eat a couple of them after dinner as a sweet treat, I like to come up with different ways to incorporate them into my cooking as well. This dish takes potatoes to a whole new level, and it uses dates to do so.

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Pumpkin Gnocchi with Honey Brown Butter & Fried Walnut Gremolata

It’s time to make some gnocchi! What’s better than biting into a soft pillow of dough with a flavorful sauce nestled into little ridges on the surface of it? I love to make gnocchi almost as much as I love to eat them. There’s great satisfaction that comes from making food by hand, so my dad and I create an event out of it. I form and cut the dough while he works the gnocchi board with ease. Before we know it, there’s flour all over the kitchen and we are surrounded by trays of gnocchi ready for a pot of boiling water.

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