Oven-Dried Tomato & Charred Corn Risotto

I recently had an Oven-Dried Tomato & Jersey Corn Risotto at a local restaurant…it was super yummy! None of the ingredients were listed, so when I got home I made some notes about the flavors that I remembered tasting…for today’s post I recreated that lovely risotto at home…is it too vain of me to say mine was better? It was – sorry Mr. Local Restaurant! Continue reading

Creole Style Shrimp Risotto

Creole Style Shrimp Risotto 1

Linda is really the Risotto girl, but every once and a while I’ll make it. It is in my opinion the Yummiest way to eat rice! Here I was in the mood for a spiced version, so I went ahead and Creole’d my Risotto… not sure that’s a real word, but that’s what I did. If you like a little spice go ahead and give this Risotto a whirl. Continue reading

Risotto ‘Amalfi’

Risotto 'Amalfi'

This Fall we will be visiting the Amalfi Coast in Italy. During my searches for lodging and restaurants I researched the flavors of Amalfi to see what is common along the coast. Lemons are the most popular food item found in this region of Italy. Other flavors of Amalfi are anchovies and various seafood. Also, the Monti Lattari mountain region has many dairy farms that produce fresh ricotta and provolone cheeses. I can’t wait to explore this wonderful part of Italy. In the meantime I brought the flavors of Amalfi into my humble kitchen using fresh ingredients from the local supermarket! Come join me in my kitchen for a delicious risotto… Continue reading

Pumpkin-Pecan Risotto

Pumpkin-Pecan Risotto
Pumpkin-Pecan Risotto

For this Risotto recipe I decided to use the flavors of the season. Pumpkin. Pecans. Nutmeg, cinnamon & cloves. A creamy ode to Thanksgiving! And just like at Thanksgiving, any leftovers warm up delicious. Comfort food at its peak!

Note: Allspice is an easy way to add the flavors of nutmeg, cinnamon and clove – even though it’s actually the dried unripe fruit of the Pimenta Dioica plant. A little bit goes a long way…
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Tuscan Chicken Risotto

Tuscan Chicken Risotto
Tuscan Chicken Risotto

Think of the flavors of Tuscany and you think hearty and warm! Red wine, garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, Pecorino cheese, hearty braised chicken thighs & fragrant herbs such as rosemary, sage and parsley…Now combine all these flavors in one dish and you have a lovely Tuscan Chicken Risotto. Early Fall comfort food to warm you up on this cool Saturday… Continue reading