Bucatini all’Amatriciana

Bucatini pasta pairs perfectly with a spicy Amatriciana sauce

Amatriciana is a spicy red sauce that is very simple to make, and traditionally served over Bucatini (long tubular pasta noodles). Here is a version I like:

* 1 cup of diced pancetta * 1 tablespoon unsalted butter * 1 medium yellow or [...]

Healthy Black Bean Chili

With Winter having returned for one final (hopefully) encore here in Northern California this week, it’s still good weather for hearty chili. And this is one of my favorite recipes. It’s relatively healthy, and not too involved to make. There are quite a few ingredients, and some chopping required, so I like to prepare [...]

Smoky Shrimp and Cheesy Grits

Grits are a Southern staple that are sometimes misunderstood by – and even completely unknown to – us “Yankees” (as Southerners are fond of calling us) in the rest of the U.S. They are simply coarsely-ground corn, and are in fact not unlike polenta.

Grits are often served as a porridge-like breakfast food, but [...]