Pasta e fagioli


The weather has been getting colder and colder (no kidding, it’s almost winter!) – so for today’s post I’m sharing a Pasta e fagioli recipe that I’ve had for over thirty years…it’s a little different than the ‘usual’ Pasta e fagioli as I use Andouille sausage to add a bit of heat…instead of regular elbow noodles or ditalini pasta I substituted Ronzoni’s Gluten-Free Elbow Pasta. This soup is absolutely delicious and perfect for cold days…it would also be a great dinner for the evening before Thanksgiving – served with a crusty bread it feeds a small crowd. Happy Thanksgiving to all! Continue reading

Andouille Sausage Breakfast Hash

Andouille Sausage Breakfast Hash
Andouille Sausage Breakfast Hash

As you know I recently visited Heidi and she gave me some beautiful vegetables out of her garden. I used two of her gorgeous fresh tomatoes in my recent post Chicken Caprese and decided to make a hearty brunch using the potatoes, red onions & green peppers she added to the pile! This is a great Sunday Brunch Meal…Enjoy… Continue reading

Mushroom & Sage Risotto

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In New York City there was this wonderful little restaurant whose specialty was risotto. The name of the restaurant was Risotteria. It was located in the West Village on Bleecker St. They prepared a multitude of different risottos including a fabulous mushroom risotto. Unfortunately, they’ve closed but they inspired me! I also prepare a mushroom risotto but mine is flavored with andouille sausage along with cremini mushrooms. I top it off with sage sautéed in butter, a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese and a swirl of truffle oil. It’s creamy and delicious…Enjoy!
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