Chorizo Arancini with Tomato Fondue

Panko-crusted smoky Spanish chorizo risotto balls with tomato concasse and manchego. Crispy panko on the outside, creamy chorizo risotto inside, served with a light tomato sauce, and a little extra manchego cheese. Making the tomato fondue is a bit of a process. It involves coring, scoring, blanching, shocking, peeling, deseeding, dicing, pureeing, and finally cooking […]

Strawberry Shortbread Sandwich Cookies

Buttery strawberry shortbread cookies filled with a strawberry Italian meringue cream-cheese buttercream. Freeze-dried strawberries make these dainty little cookies pop with strawberry flavor. Why use freeze-dried strawberries? For a couple of reasons. One, freeze-drying removes moisture from the berries, which would compromise the structure of recipes like shortbread and buttercream. Two, freeze-drying concentrates the fruit’s […]

Sausage and Kale Stuffed Pasta

Chicken sausage, kale, and ricotta stuffed jumbo shells, baked in a sweet potato cream sauce. Italian chicken sausage mixed with wilted kale, ricotta, and pecorino stuffed in large pasta shells, tucked into a creamy sweet potato sauce and baked. The title of this recipe is stuffed pasta instead of stuffed shells because any filled pasta […]