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Corned Beef and Cabbage Risotto for St. Patrick's Day

As promised, here’s another St. Patrick’s Day recipe (although it’s about a day later than I was hoping to post it). Luckily, there’s still plenty of time to plan on making a risotto like this for Friday’s (or Saturday’s, Sunday’s) dinner. If you are really smart, you will get a little extra corned beef […]

Lamb Lovers Month: Smoked Paprika Lamb Chops, Green Olive-Goat Cheese Risotto and Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

Update: Voting will start on February 14th and run through February 28th. You can vote for me here at Lamb Lover’s Month!

Recently, I was asked to participate in the American Lamb Board’s Dinner for Two Recipe & Photo Contest, which is a absolute treat because I really do love lamb. Even more awesome, […]

Farrotto with Sausage, Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Saffron

It’s Farro! Farro is a type of wheat (grown mostly in Italy), that is like a spelt, but should be soaked before cooking. After cooking, it retains a nice, chewy texture. You can do a lot of fun things with it like make salads, add it to soups and use it for risotto — […]

Millet Risotto with Butternut Squash, Goat Cheese & Leeks

So, hey, here’s something fun to do with millet! It’s kind of like risotto (except, not really), but it is creamy and delicious. And, you don’t have to stir it continuously like real risotto. Just simmer under a cracked lid, stirring every so often.

I was actually surprised at how good this was. […]

Risotto All'Arancia Con Carote (or Orange Carrot Risotto)

This was sort of a happy accident in that I had no idea what to make for dinner and then I absentmindedly pulled a magazine from my desk drawer and came across this recipe. After doing a mental inventory of the fridge and cabinet I discovered that yes, I had all the stuff at […]