Eat your Rigatoni

Eat your Rigatoni

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Tiara's Shrimp Tempura

This is my cute 15 year old daughter Tiara~after cheer practice she jumped in the kitchen and made us some dinner. She always amazes me, she is impulsive, likes to try new things & always makes up her own recipes~

She created her own tempura batter which was light &  delicate~ it had great flavor!

...and for dessert 

she dipped the shrimp in her homemade strawberry berry jam she made earlier in the week & tempura~served with  brown sugar & agave
It was Yummy!!

Monday, July 11, 2011

The love of Spaghetti~ it just makes you smile!

I love making fresh pasta, shopping for unique shapes, sizes & colors for a special celebration or holiday cioppino. Before my kitchen remodel the big fun was throwing it on the ceiling to see if it would stick. I even threw down on parchement one summer on our outdoor table- sauce,meatballs and all!

Sunday, July 10, 2011


Rigatoni with Ricotta & Pork Ragu
Festive colorful pasta for Christmas Cioppino

Roasted Summer Vegetable Lasagna
Offbeat yellow marinara with capers & rosemary

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Pickled Garden Cucumbers

I always have these crisp pickled summer cucumbers chill'n in the fridge. Awesome thrown in a salad, sandwich or jus on the side~
6 T. Red Wine Vinegar
1/4 C. Sugar
1 t. Salt
Fresh Dill
Whole Peppercorns
Combine & add sliced cucmber & red onion~

Friday, July 1, 2011

Crispy Rosemary Cracker from Costco

I love this crispy cracker from Costco. (you may want to close your eye when you break it apart) It has a nice light rosemary flavor and makes a great appetizer or snack. I topped mine with 
 with a slice of manchego & olive tapenade.

Celebrating the last day of school with Tanner & his 4th Grade Class

End of year class fieldtrip party at the California Pizza Kitchen~the kids got a tour of the kitchen & got to make their own pizza! Happy Summer Tanner!