This recipe is a take on my Mom’s total comfort dish of Pork Chops and Rice. We have not been eating as much pork, instead turning to chicken. Drumsticks are down home, kid friendly and also budget conscious. My son once had me step outside the kitchen to surprise me with some chicken and rice, of course sans the wine. The red wine and garlic are newer adult additions to the family recipe. The basics are always a little jewel. Continue reading Skillet Chicken & Rice
I am feeling my French roots in this Italian dish, classic Braised Artichokes Romana, a simple little jewel for Spring. Continue reading Braised Artichokes Romana
Back to basics. Simple straightforward food that well, just tastes really good. This 4-ingredient Italian classic Capellini Aglio Olino Peperoncino is a staple in the Bijouxs Kitchen, ready to fulfill any hunger attack even when your cupboard is almost bare, always a little jewel.
Classic Puttanesca with tomatoes is a house favorite and part of my first cookbook Family & Friends. Now it is joined by a green version of the classic dish, Tagliatelle with Puttanesca Verde. Pasta is always a little jewel.
What can I say of classic puttanesca sauce that has not already been said with my favorite Oven Puttanesca Recipe. Now it’s time to add another version, this time think green. I love new takes on classic recipes, after all “food fads come and go, but the Bijouxs remain.” I have amassed a collection of pasta recipes on the blog over the 9 years and this one with olives is a favorite. But now, Puttanesca Verde comes in and adds depth to this classic dish.
Greens are a favorite in the Bijouxs Kitchen along with olives, so they are natural companions for this dish. I always love the rustic, simple pan sauce pasta recipes- quick, flexible, economical and tasty.
There is not much to prepare this little jewel, boil water for the pasta and start the sauce. I used a whole wheat tagliatelle, to add an additional level of flavor.
The browns and greens of the dish speak of Fall, with robust flavors for the season.
Look on the recipe card for COOK’S NOTES, with simple substitutions and hints.
Join me in welcoming a new robust little jewel to the kitchen.
Bonnie’s tomatoes defy the season. In the midst of our deepest and long running June gloom here at the beach, these tomatoes have come in early and strong. Continue reading Summer Simple Tomatoes with Ricotta & Romano Cheese