Pasta Taste Test

photo 1 (3)Making spaghetti was one of the first meals I made when I started cooking for myself in college. And I don’t think I’m alone. I bet spaghetti is one of the first things a lot of people learn to cook. It’s so easy to make a tasty end product, that I rarely thought about if there was a best way to do it. Sometimes I salt the pasta, sometimes I don’t. Sometimes I let it come to a rolling boil and sometimes I don’t. Sometimes I stir a lot, and sometimes I don’t. Continue reading


Ryan’s Trick for Perfect Looking Meatballs

image (37)As you know from my previous post on french onion soup, I have a problem with my food overflowing and dripping on to the bottom of the oven. My oven isĀ still smoking from that soup no matter how hard I try to clean up that crud! I used to have that problem too when making juicy baked meatballs. We don’t have a rimmed baking pan so when making meatballs Ryan and I ended up with burning juices on the bottom of the pan. That was until, Ryan came up with his trick that makes perfectly shaped, moist, and drip-free meatballs. Seriously, your oven will be clean and your meatballs will be dinner party worthy! Continue reading