Pappardelle and Seared Beef Sirloin with Red Wine sauce

Basic Dough for Fresh Egg Pasta INGREDIENTS 2 cups all-purpose flour ¼ teaspoon salt 2 large eggs plus 2 egg yolks, beaten Semolina or rice flour, for dusting Once you’ve prepared homemade pasta by hand, you will keep going back to it time and time again for special occasions. Making pasta dough by hand takes…

Spaghetti and Drop Meatballs With Tomato Sauce

Spaghetti and Drop Meatballs With Tomato Sauce Polpette, or meatballs in Italian, is traditionally made from ground beef or veal.  Its larger-sized cousin – the polpettone – is comparable to American meatloaf. In southern Italy, these meatballs are usually prepared and served in tomato sauce. In the States fresh tomatoes were not generally available in…

Meet the Chef…

I am a nurse by day and a home chef by night. The transition from caring to cooking is seamless for me – the very act of nursing is nourishing. While providing one type of care is mostly limited to within hospitals, certainly cooking for someone at home who’s sick fulfills the role of cook-as-nurse.  And while…