A Ciao Mein Confession

I don’t eat at fast food restaurants very often at all — an occasional hamburger at In n Out, and in the summer, I’ll swing by Wendy’s once in a great while for a chocolate frosty.  BUT (here’s the confession part) I do find myself at Panda Express once a month for some ciao mein. […]

Fresh Ricotta

Three minutes of active time — then let it sit on the counter to drain for 20 minutes or so.  Why WOULDN’T you make it? Ingredients 4 cups whole milk 2 cups heavy cream 1 teaspoon kosher salt 3 tablespoons good white wine vinegar Directions Set a large sieve over a deep bowl. Dampen 2 […]

Baked Penne with Italian Sausage and Creamy Ricotta

This is my favorite comfort food this year.   You can make it any way that works for you, but it is only sublime with homemade ricotta which takes only 3 minutes of active time — 15 minutes of just letting it sit in a sieve to drain — and which tastes NOTHING like that […]