If you know me well, you know that I model many of my lifestyle choices after two women: Ina Garten and Giada De Laurentiis. I love Giada’s relaxed-but-sexy Italifornia style (I just made that word up) but I really resonate with the practical uniform Ina wears. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. And their cooking styles follow suit: Ina taught me how to perfect … Continue reading shakerato.
My lovely Mother-in-Law asked me to post my pesto recipe. Hi Cindy! Pesto is one of my all-time favorite foods to have in the freezer, ready to add quick and fresh flavor to anything and everything. I like to freeze the pesto in ice cube trays, then pop the cubes out and store them in a ziplock bag. You can drop one or two into … Continue reading Pesto.
Look away, purists. I say that a lot, because I don’t want to offend anyone by, say, putting capers in my Bolognese, or mushrooms in my Bulgogi. But here in the Bunker, if I’ve got bits and bobs in my fridge that need to be used, and would enhance the flavor? Well then all bets are off. I mean, I’m not purely one thing, so … Continue reading Bunker Bolognese.
Hi friends. How are you doing during this utterly surreal time? Isn’t it strange and mildly comforting to know that we’re all in the same boat? I’ve been watching Instagram videos of Jamie Oliver, all the way across the pond in Merry Old England, and he is also stuck at home, no matter how amazing and rich and influential he is. He’s trying to be … Continue reading Bunker Bolognese.
Pasta salad…in a martini glass? WHY NOT! This is a Tannehill family favorite ~ my mom made this all the time, especially in the summer for barbecues and parties. The original recipe should NEVER be tampered with, but alas, I had hardly any of the correct ingredients. I still captured its spirit, though! And then went and ruined it by putting it in a martini … Continue reading Pizza Pasta Salad.
This post is coming to you late because I‘m really behind on life. And stressed, and unfocused. Praying this will pass! Tuesday night‘s din din was MY kind of food ~ pasta!!! Only, made with Whole 30 compliant ingredients ~ YAHOO! I wanted to make Lidia’s famous Pasta Trio, but I figured only two kinds of “pasta” would do. Here’s what we ate: Sweet Potato … Continue reading Whole 30 Italian Night.
i cannot get enough of the antipasti lifestyle this summer. man ~ italians are BRILLIANT. i put out this spread in just a matter of minutes, and we celebrated the beauty of dining al fresco ~ which means, “with bugs”. ha ha ha. but seriously ~ is this not the most lovely little platter? here’s the low-down on this antipasti platter of goodness… there’s a … Continue reading antipasti greatness.
gluten free, meat free, but through the ROOF with flavor, y’all! remember that dinner party i posted? this is the recipe for the butternut squash yumminess from that night. it all started with a recipe from giada de laurentiis ~ i found it years ago and have been making her version for years. thank you, giada! but for my recent dinner party, i decided to … Continue reading GF butternut squash lasagna.
welcome to pixy’s table! and dinner party number 956. just kidding ~ i made up that number. but i wish i had been counting all these years. it’s gotta be in the 100’s by now! my first dinner party was in high school. i made ham steaks with pineapple/orange glaze, and fettuccine alfredo, which turned out more like mac n cheese. i don’t remember the … Continue reading neighborhood dinner club: italian night!
this isn’t even a recipe, it’s so easy. it’s not very often that you come across an entire meal with only four ingredients…that’s good for you, anyway. sure ~ hamburger, bun, french fries. but this is light, delicious fish with veggies! remember the baked fish i had at the amish restaurant my mother and i went to? well, this is my version! drop a fresh … Continue reading baked italian fish.