• Cacio e Pepe

    Cacio e Pepe

    Cacio e Pepe (literally, cheese and pepper) is a very simple recipe in theory. To me, these are the best kind as you can do little tweaks to make them take on a whole new, personalized flavor. Cacio e Pepe is something that almost every chef seems to have a version of as you can easily throw it together and eat in when in a rush. I actually frequently make this as a lunch or when I need a personal-size dinner if Rob is on work travel. Since its so simple and the ingredients tend to already be in my pantry, it’s great when I don’t feel like going to…

  • Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
    Side Dish

    Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

    I love hummus as a healthy snack.  What’s great is that it is so common and popular now it doesn’t feel like an odd thing to have at any party.  I’ve even seen it at parties for things like the super bowl now!  It is so versatile, you can vary up the dip itself like this one or provide a wide variety of what you dip in it like carrots, crackers, celery, etc.  Roasted Red Pepper is one of the most common varieties out there; likely because it makes for such a great flavor combination. Not only can you use it as a dip, you can spread hummus on sandwiches…