Butternut Pasta in a Mustard Cream Sauce

Butternut squash pasta with Italian sausage in a sage infused mustard cream sauce.  It’s all those things that you love about fall wrapped into a single dish – hearty, spicy, warm, and cozy… but don’t get too excited.  It’s been drummed into me from a young age that eating anything with heavy cream in it…

Sausage Bread

I took a Guinness based pizza dough, loaded it up with sausage, and coiled it into a bread loaf.  Not too shabby, although, next time I might leave it in its jelly roll form and bake it in a long loaf pan, instead of coiling it all together.  It took about two hours to bake…

Barley and Sausage Risotto

I am slightly reluctant to call this a risotto since there is no rice in it, but this dish is similar to risotto in cooking methodology and composition.  Barley has a little more chew to it then rice, is heartier, and higher in protein.  This dish is the perfect end to a cold wintery day…

Minestrone Soup

One of my favorite winter soups that will both empty your vegetable bin and leave you muy satisfecho.  Minestrone soup seems to have a little bit of everything in it -Italian sausage, potatoes, pasta, zucchini, and beans to just name a few.  I like to season my broth with old cheese rinds, but if you…

Breakfast Quiche

All of the traditional breakfast flavors wrapped up in a single slice.  It is great for a quick breakfast, and stores fantastically. Breakfast Quiche Ingredients: Pie Crust 10 oz. Breakfast Sausage (or Bacon) 3 thinly sliced Scallions 5 Eggs 1 cup Milk (or half & half – I use milk to lower the fat content)…