Italian

shrimp and artichoke linguine

Linguine with Shrimp and Artichokes

The Loon and I just love pasta.   One of our favorites is linguine with shrimp and artichokes.  This is one of those dishes…

Risi e Bisi Feature

Risi e Bisi

Remember having ‘Risi e Bisi’ as a kid growing up?  Really, you don’t?  Well, to be honest, neither did the Loon or me, he…

Chicago-style deep dish pizza

Chicago-Style Deep Dish Pizza

What can we say about Chicago-Style Deep Dish Pizza?  Well, honestly, both the Loon and I are crazy about New York Pizza.   But…

Authentic Chicken Picatta

Authentic Chicken Picatta

Okay…so this is a living, breathing blog…created by two human beings:  Kris & Wesley.  And dammit…mistakes can happen.   We had finished taking shots…

Fresh linguine

Fresh Linguini

Fresh linguine is easy and delicious.  Use this in your favorite pasta dishes.  Boxed pasta is really just fine, and I use it all…

Risotto with roasted chicken, butternut squash and asparagus

Risotto with Roasted Chicken, Butternut Squash and Asparagus

Risotto with Roasted Chicken, Butternut Squash and Asparagus is divine.  I make this with sauteed pancetta and toasted pine nuts.  Be sure to use…

Classic Penne Alla Vodka

Classic Penne Alla Vodka

Classic Penne All Vodka: This dish is one of mine and the Loon’s all-time favorite.  Be sure to use home-made marinara, it really makes…

Braised Escarole with Cannellini Beans

Braised Escarole with Cannellini Beans

Serve this traditional Italian dish as an amazing salad to start a meal or as a wonderful side dish.  The warmth and flavor combination…

Italian-Style Braised Artichokes are amazing!

Italian-Style Braised Artichokes

These are really a great appetizer.  If you want to make them 100% vegetarian, use veggie stock…I use my standard chicken stock…either way..they’re chock…

rustic lasagna with fresh spinach pasta and bolognese sauce

Rustic Bolognese Lasagna With Fresh Spinach Pasta

This is probably my most classic dish: Rustic Bolognese Lasagna with Fresh Spinach Pasta.  I have been making some variation of lasagna for me…