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Hack: Make Perfectly Even Meatballs Every Time

I can still remember the very first dinner party I hosted in my very first apartment like it was yesterday. Moments before the first guest arrived, I was standing over my stove paralyzed with anxiety. I had thrown all my efforts into creating the perfect atmosphere (purchasing new plates, lighting candles, creating centerpieces and cleaning the place from top to bottom) but had neglected the most integral part of the night’s success. The star of the show was to be spaghetti and meatballs served with a homemade arrabbiata sauce. Everything seemed to be going well until it was time to roll the meat and I realized I had no idea how to make meatballs. Continue reading

Hack: Make Alfredo Pasta Like Your Favorite Italian Restaurant’s

Some might call it a “light bulb moment.” It’s the exact time when you discover some fundamental truth. For me, that moment came last week while I was sitting in my neighborhood Italian restaurant, waiting for the waiter to arrive with my order of Fettucine Alfredo. “Why do I keep doing this?” I thought. Sure, at the end of a long day, the last thing I want is to stand in front of a hot stove for an hour. When I really stopped to think about it, though, the process of dining out isn’t convenient. In fact, it’s just the opposite. Continue reading

Chicken Cacciatore: 3 Trustworthy Recipes for One Amazing Dish

Like summer leaves that gradually turn from green to orange, everything in my life changes with the arrival of autumn. Weekends at the beach are replaced with family dinners at Mom’s house, and easygoing sandals are stored away in favor of more sturdy footwear. Don’t get me wrong; change is good. Too much of it at once, though, can make anyone weary. That’s why, especially during this season, I experiment less and stick with tried-and-true favorites. A dish that’s dependably delicious provides a much-needed break from the unpredictable. If it can also be easy to make, even better! I can always count on chicken cacciatore to be that dish. Juicy chicken, familiar Italian flavors and fresh vegetables are a trustworthy choice no matter the occasion. Continue reading

Hack: How to Easily Pickle & Caramelize Onions at Home

Onions are the life of the party; when they’re included, dishes are more interesting. We know what you’re thinking, but preparing onions is easy. Whether you’ve got a lot of time or a little, there is no reason not to bring a little fete to your feast with the help of this vegetable. Here are two short videos detailing easy methods for caramelizing and pickling. Continue reading