cream of anything soup

A creamy soup is SOOO elegant! To show it off best, serve in a ‘soup plate,’ which is simply a pasta bowl! A little garnish, or earrings as we call them here, and you are all set. It may be … Continue reading

clean out the veg bin, make soup!

Look in that vegetable bin — what’s in there? A lit off orphan bits and pieces of vegetables, just looking for a home before they ‘go to the other side!’ Let’s use up those bits, in the name of cleaning … Continue reading

basic ground meat mix

Use this mixture to ‘morph’ into your favorite dish! Easily prepared ahead, and it can be frozen for up to 2 months. how to prep the onions sweating the vegetables (what’s this?)     Print Basic Ground Meat Mix Course … Continue reading

quick bolognese sauce

I LOVE spaghetti with meat sauce. When I don’t have sauce already in my freezer, I frequently make a quick bolognese sauce, to satisfy my hypopastemia (a low pasta light!). basic ground meat mix Print Bolognese Sauce Course Main Course … Continue reading

shepard’s pie

On a cool evening I yearn for comfort food. And if it’s not pasta — my ‘go to’ comfort food, a beautiful shepard’s pie will fill the need, as well as my growling tummy. basic ground meat mix Print Shepard’s … Continue reading

tacos!!

¡OLE! It’s tacos for dinner, and EVERYONE loves tacos! Here’s the quick, go to recipe for taco filling. Make a double batch and freezer half for a busy night’s dinner. basic ground meat mix     Print Taco Filling Course … Continue reading

quick homemade chili

Whether you serve this as a steaming bowl of spicy goodness, over a plate of tortillas chips, on a hot dog, or rolled in a tortilla, it’s still mighty good, and takes about 20 minutes to prepare. You control the … Continue reading

quick stroganoff

Silky, rich stroganoff is a delight, and quick to make with a seasoned ground beef mixture.  basic ground meat mix   Print Stroganoff Servings 4 people Ingredients 1 recipe basic ground meat mixture cooked as directed above 1 tablespoon butter … Continue reading

pici (hand rolled spaghetti from Chianti)

Pici is a classic pasta, spaghetti, rolled by hand. The recipe and tradition come from the Chianti region of Italy. I learned this technique from my friend and Italian cooking teacher, Judy Witts. By the way, it’s way more fun … Continue reading

fresh pasta

Here at Sizzleworks, we make A LOT of fresh pasta — it’s a team experience! One of my readers has already commented that there is no dried pasta in the market in her area, so asked for a virtual class … Continue reading