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Felicity’s perfect risotto recipe

Felicity’s perfect risotto recipe

Felicity’s perfect risotto recipe Half an onion, finely chopped 25g butter or 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1.25l good stock, chicken or vegetable 200g arborio, carnaroli, or vialone nano rice 50g unsalted butter, diced 50g Parmesan or Grana Padano (for a vegetarian option) cheese, grated  Bring […]

Basic Barbecue Sauce

Basic Barbecue Sauce

Basic Barbecue Sauce 2 cups Ketchup 1/4 cup cider vinegar 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar 2 tablespoons molasses 2 tablespoons prepared mustard 1 tablespoon Tabasco sauce 1 tablespoon of your favorite barbecue rub 2 teaspoons liquid smoke 1/2 teaspoon black […]

Cacio e Pepe

Cacio e Pepe

Cacio e Pepe

Ingredients

  • Kosher salt
  • 6 oz. pasta (such as egg tagliolini, bucatini, or spaghetti)
  • 3 Tbsp. unsalted butter, cubed, divided
  • 1 tsp. freshly cracked black pepper
  • 3/4 cup finely grated Grana Padano or Parmesan
  • 1/3 cup finely grated Pecorino

Recipe Preparation

    Bring 3 quarts water to a boil in a 5-qt. pot. Season with salt; add pasta and cook, stirring occasionally, until about 2 minutes before tender. Drain, reserving 3/4 cup pasta cooking water.

    Meanwhile, melt 2 Tbsp. butter in a large heavy skillet over medium heat. Add pepper and cook, swirling pan, until toasted, about 1 minute.

    Add 1/2 cup reserved pasta water to skillet and bring to a simmer. Add pasta and remaining butter. Reduce heat to low and add Grana Padano, stirring and tossing with tongs until melted. Remove pan from heat; add Pecorino, stirring and tossing until cheese melts, sauce coats the pasta, and pasta is al dente. (Add more pasta water if sauce seems dry.) Transfer pasta to warm bowls and serve.

Fettuccine Alfredo

Fettuccine Alfredo

Fettuccine Alfredo Serves 4 to 6 as a first course. Fresh pasta is the best choice for this dish; supermarkets sell 9-ounce containers of fresh pasta in the refrigerator section. When boiling the pasta, undercook it slightly (even shy of al dente) because the pasta […]

Meatloaf

Meatloaf

This is the bestmeatloaf recipe according to friends and family that have eaten it (and asked for it often). It has the perfect blend of spices and isn’t hard to make. To make the best meatloaf recipe turn into thebest dinner, serve with mashed potatoes […]

New Site

New Site

 

 

You may have noticed that my site has been updated. The old installation of WordPress was giving me problems and didn’t want to be updated so I nuked it. Hopefully this one will act a bit more civilized.

I will be adding things back in as I get time

Tom