Pancetta

Pancetta. Bacon’s fancier Italian cousin. Good God, how I love the stuff.  Salty, luscious, slightly spicy, porky goodness that is the essential flavor in so many of my favorite foods. If I could, I would probably put it in everything. The problem is that it really isn’t very easy to find in most grocery stores…

Braised Lamb with Caramelized Shallots

Dinner parties are one of my favorite activities. There is something about a house full of people eating and drinking together that just can’t be beat for me. I love to cook a big meal while everyone settles in. The one problem is that means I might miss out of on catching up with my…

Red Wine Braised Beef

This post is an exciting one for me. It is my first post written for “recipesfrommolly.com”. After six months of faithful recipe blogging (even though I have been slacking lately), I finally ran out of space on the free wordpress.com site! I am excited to have my own domain name now and tons more space…

Chili…for a Chilly Weeknight

This post is actually a recipe that I last made about a week ago. Usually, I try to post the day after I make a dish so that it is fresh in my head when I write about it but, as it always seems to happen, time got away from me last week. I am…

Spicy Pork Belly

On my Dad’s side of our family, when a person is sick or hurt, we don’t make chicken soup, we make pasta. (fair warning – this post does not actually include a pasta recipe) It doesn’t have to be fancy. In fact, it shouldn’t be. Good, hearty red sauce and some kind of easy to eat short…

Beef & Bean Sprout Stir Fry

I am still working on eating all my bean sprouts from my recent, overly successful, sprouting attempt! Today, I wanted something fast, crunchy, healthy, and, above all, tasty. Stir fry. Yum! This one had the added benefit of using almost exclusively things I had grown or made myself. The garden is growing so fast that it can…